Fall And Winter Pond Care

It’s been a long hot summer throughout most of the U.S. but as we watch the colors of the leaves turn from green to shades of yellow, orange, and brown, we can finally say the worst for most ponds is over, at least as far as the heat is concerned.

I guess what I’m trying to say is that finally fall has arrived, and it won’t be long before winter will arrive. So as we usually do, it now seems appropriate to talk about how to care for your pond throughout the colder seasons.

In an effort to keep this simple, efficient, and effective, let’s address the main areas that you can focus on in regards to winter pond care to help your pond, fish, and plants get through another frosty few months.

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Overwintering Your Pond Fish

If you’re planning on leaving your fish in a pond throughout the winter the video below will offer a few helpful tips that can make this an enjoyable time for you and a safe time for your fish.

As a teaser, if you’d like to see a guy in a Hawaiian shirt standing out in a snow storm (well ok, flurries) take a look. And you’ll find more helpful tips below the video itself.

If you have experience in overwintering your fish, please add your commentary at the bottom of this page, it will likely prove helpful to those just starting out in the pond care hobby.

[youtube width=”425″ height=”355″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b966XBnRU0s&feature=youtube_gdata[/youtube]

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