I honestly love fall, but I am always sad to see the temperatures dropping and the flowers, plants and pond getting ready to go to sleep for several months. All is well at this point, lilies are still blooming, the impatiens I planted in the stream-bed are magnificent still, but sadly I know it will come to an abrupt end! Now is the time to start planning our approach to fall care of the pond to help all of our endeavors this past summer survive the winter ahead. Check out our website under Pond Supplies to order fall supplies to prepare for the winter months. Covering the pond with pond netting helps keep out the majority of the leaves that will fall in your yard and inevitably end up at the bottom of your pond. Make sure to order Microbe-Lift Autumn/Winter Prep to help accelerate the breakdown of leaves, sludge and other organic matter during the winter months. It helps jump start your pond to a healthier environment in the spring, and also helps maintain a healthy immune system for your fish during the winter. I will be elaborating on the importance of fall maintenance in the coming weeks. Until then, enjoy the upcoming Labor Day Weekend, make sure you spend some time enjoying your pond……the countdown has started…..winter is right around the corner! Unfortunately!