Fall Pond Maintenance & Winter Preparation|Rochester|New York|NY
Fall Pond Maintenance & Winter Preparation
If there are large trees located near your pond then you will want to consider netting your pond. In the Rochester & Western NY areas this should get done before leaves make their way down usually at the end of September or early October. Once the majority of leaves fall the net can be removed and put away for the winter.
Cut Back Pond Plants
Your pond plants will be at their best from all their summer growth. With lower temperatures coming soon, your beautiful plants will turn ugly and dieback. If left unattended in the fall, this foliage will turn brown and decompose into the pond creating a mess. Acorn Ponds & Waterfalls recommend pruning all pond plants close to the water's surface. Tropical plants including floating hyacinths and others should be removed prior to winter.
Adding A Pond Aerator
Part of fall pond preparations is adding an aerator. This will help oxygenate your pond and keep an opening in the ice for all the harmful (to fish & frogs) gases from decomposing leaves and plants in your pond to escape.
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Clean Out Decaying Aquatic Plants From Your Pond|Rochester|new York|NY
Summer in Rochester & Western NY can be brutal with intense heat, high humidity & scorching sun. Backyard fish ponds become susceptible to algae bloom & water problems. Make time to clear out decaying lily pads and other aquatic plants in your pond to help keep algae growth to a minimum in your water garden.
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What Is The Importance Of Cleaning My Fish Pond This Spring?|Rochester|NY|New York|Near Me
Spring is here in Rochester (NY) and we recommend that your pond receive a full cleaning at least once or twice per year by Acorn Ponds & Waterfalls to help maintain its low maintenance and beautiful appearance.
Failure to perform an annual clean out could result in increased maintenance or fish health issues not to mention possible increased repairs for your pond or pump.
Are you buying a home or have you recently purchased one that has a water feature or pond in Rochester or Western New York (NY) and would it be a good idea to hire a professional pond company to clean, assess, and educate you on the system you have? Having a true pond professional (Acorn Ponds & Waterfalls) figure out and explain everything to you regarding your new water garden and what it is that you need to do for maximum enjoyment can save a lot of headaches down the road.
Peace Of Mind With Your New Water Garden
As we know not all ponds are created equal and having extensive pond knowledge will allow a good pond contractor to help guide you. Let's face it, "peace of mind" is everything! It is a state of mental and emotional calmness, with no worries, fears or stress. In the state, the mind is quiet and you can experience a sense of happiness and freedom. Escaping from the stress of life by a beautiful and enjoyable pond will definitely create "Peace Of Mind".
The first step is to drain out all the water in the pond to see what is going on. All aquatic life(fish, frogs, etc.) are placed in large holding tubs. The plants remain in the pond. Once the water is out, everything in the pond is examined and explained to the homeowners. It is always important for one homeowner to be present to actually see and understand what is happening. This is time well spent as trying to understand through a phone conversation can be very difficult.
The filters are also cleaned and inspected at the time of service. At the end of the cleaning Acorn Ponds provide the homeowner (a written report if desired) a report of all their findings. Basically, the Acorn Ponds team will explain to a new pond owner what they have, and what they can do to make it better and lower maintenance.
We Recommend Fully Draining & Cleaning Your Koi Fish Pond At Least Once Every Year Acorn Ponds & Waterfalls Can Help You, Call Us 585-442-6373
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Landscape Designer / Pond Contractor, Tom Warmerdam has been designing, installing & maintaining koi ponds, water features, patios, landscape lighting & creating outdoor living area paradises all around Rochester, New York (NY) for over 30 years. His company Acorn Ponds & Waterfalls was awarded by Aquascape Inc. as one of the top 100 in North America in 2014. He has been attending conferences at Aquascape headquarters every year since 2004 in Chicago, Ill to maintain his Certification(Certified Aquascape Contractor) status.
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