A water garden can be a great addition to any home. In the last post, we covered how to maintain your water garden in Winter and Spring months. Now we’re going to cover how to maintain your water garden during the Summer and Fall.
Summer will require the most maintenance from you.
Start out by dividing and thinning any overgrown plants so they don’t completely overtake your garden. Pests are a bigger threat during the summer, so do what you can to keep them away.
This is also the time to regularly maintain your water garden from leaves and debris. If there are any leaves in the garden, rake them to the edge and let them sit for a bit to allow any life on them to get back into the water. Also keep your pump filter cleaned to avoid blockage. Water will evaporate a lot during the summer, so regularly check the water levels and add water when needed.
If you see your fish gasping for air at the water surface, install a fountain to shoot water in the air and aerates the water. This will keep your water garden oxygenated for your fish.
If you have fish, start feeding them a high protein diet to get them ready for the winter. They won’t be fed during the winter and this diet will help prepare them for that.
During this season, you’ll do the most maintenance when it comes to raking leaves and debris out of your water garden.
Near the end of fall, temperatures will start to drop. Now’s the time to remove the pump and replace it with a heater to keep the water from freezing solid when winter is in full force.
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