Pond Advice


Choosing The Right Pond Plants For Your New Pond

Choosing pond plants is an essential and exciting stage in setting up your new garden pond. The process of choosing the right plants can be a little overwhelming, especially if this is your first pond, so we’re here to demystify the process for you. Why Do I Need Pond Plants? Aquatic plants bring a great range of benefits to your garden pond. From a purely aesthetic perspective, plant life greatly enhances the natural beauty of your pond by adding colour, texture and attractive foliage. But the benefits of pond plants... Read More

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How to Save Energy with your Pond: The Best Pond Energy Saving Tips

Pond filter systems run 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, so your energy bill can take a hit when running and maintaining a garden pond. Whether you’re looking for ways to cut down your bills or reduce your carbon footprint, choosing energy-efficient technologies for your pond can help. This article shares our best energy-saving tips to help you run your pond more efficiently. Read on for our best tips and tricks, including how to aerate your pond without electricity and our favourite energy-efficient pond... Read More

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How to Build a Raised Pond with Sleepers in 7 Easy Steps

Ponds are an excellent way to enhance your garden. They attract wildlife, promote relaxation, and make a beautiful feature in your outdoor space. If you’re considering installing a pond, but the commitment, cost, and thought of digging puts you off, a raised pond is a great choice. They are easy to build and allow you to reap all of the benefits of an in-ground garden pond without picking up a shovel! However, before building a raised pond, there are several factors to consider. Below, we’ve covered everything you need to... Read More

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How to Install a Pond Filter: The Secret to a Healthy Pond

Behind every healthy pond is a high-quality pond filtration system. Working proficiently behind the scenes, they ensure a clean and habitable environment where fish and other pond inhabitants can thrive. But do you really need a pond filter? After all, the great lakes and rivers in nature don’t need one – so why do you need a filter in your garden? And, how do you install a pond filter? If you’re in the process of building a pond in your garden, these are just a few of the questions you... Read More


Pond Sludge Tips: What is Pond Sludge and How to Remove It

If you are looking for the answers to all of your pond sludge questions, then you have come to the right place. Here at Pond Planet, we are dedicated to answering all of the questions and queries of pond owners across the country to bring you the tips and advice you need. So, if you have found that pond sludge is your latest enemy, then keep reading to find out how to remove it,  and most importantly, what pond sludge even is? What is Pond Sludge? The question on everybody’s... Read More


The Pond Planet Do’s and Don’ts of Winter Care

As the winter months drag in, there are a whole new set of rules that you need to follow for taking care of your pond. So, whether you’re a newbie that’s just gotten your pond started or a seasoned pond professional, brush up on our top do’s and don’ts of winter pond care today to find out exactly what you should and should not do. For more tips and advice, don’t forget to read our comprehensive winter pond care guide online now. DON’T Bang on the Ice If you weren’t... Read More


How to Get Rid of Algae in a Pond

For every pond keeper, there is one word that instils terror in their entire beings. Algae. This entirely unwelcome plant life will invade your pond, turning water green and leaving a sludgy film that obscures your beautiful fish and plants in the water. Plus, not only is algae an unsightly and unpleasant distraction in your pond water it can also be very harmful to your pond life as it is known to deplete valuable oxygen. Algae can turn pond keeping from a therapeutic hobby into something that feels more like... Read More


Pond Netting: Why Pond Netting is Important and the Best Type to Buy

Here at Pond Planet, we pride ourselves on offering all of the best quality equipment and tools for our customers to maintain healthy and thriving ponds. But, this doesn’t stop at your pond being first built and set up. Once you have your pond ready, there is more important maintenance and care that you need to be aware of. To help you with this, we have put together the Pond Planet guide to pond netting. An important part of your regular pond maintenance that you might not have even known... Read More


The Best Pond Filters and Why You Need One for your Pond

When it comes to choosing the right pond filter, you may think that the decision will be an easy one to make. But you might find yourself surprised by the number of quality pond filters available on the market. At Pond Planet, we are proud to offer our customers a wide range of choice when it comes to reliable and efficient pond filters, but how do you choose which will be the best option for you? If you have found yourself trying to decide which pond filter to use in... Read More


How To Remove Blanket Weed

Blanket weed is a significant problem in ponds. Not only does it look unappealing, but it can also overwhelm plants and pond life you may have in your garden pond. Blanket weed can be a sign of imbalance in your pond, so eliminating it before it takes hold is essential. Any keen aquatic enthusiast knows how detrimental blanket weed can be to a pond. However, if you’re unfamiliar with this major pond problem, keep reading to find more. What Is Blanket Weed & Where Does It Come From? There are... Read More