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Pond Advice

08/11/2021

The Pond Planet Guide to Pond Sludge: What It Is 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

08/11/2021

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

08/11/2021

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

09/08/2021

The Pond Planet Guide to Pond Netting

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

23/06/2021

The Pond Planet Guide to the Best Pond Filters

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

24/05/2021
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How to Build an Outdoor Pond Waterfall

If you have a pond in your garden, then you already know what a sight it is all year round. Whether the water is rippling under the summer sun or an icy frost is sparkling in the winter, a pond is a stunning feature for any garden. So, how can you make it even more of a focal point with added beauty? The answer is simple. Not only are outdoor pond waterfalls a pleasing aesthetic, but they are also effective in keeping your pond water oxygenated. Plus, the soothing sounds... Read More

24/05/2021
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Oxygenating Pond Plants

Plants are the perfect way to keep your pond ecosystem balanced and healthy. Oxygenating pond plants (or oxygenators) are the best type of pond plant you can choose to keep your pond healthy. Not only do they provide more oxygen to your garden pond, but they also create safe habitats for wildlife and inhabitants of your pond to live under the water. Here at Pond Planet, we’ve got a great range of pond planting products as well as this handy guide to assist you in creating a garden pond that... Read More

24/05/2021
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Installing Garden Pond Liner

Installing your garden pond liner might be the job that’s been putting you off from creating the perfect garden pond. If it is, then have no fear, here at Pond Planet, we’re here to help! Ponds need pond liner to keep the water in a stable vessel and stop it from leaking out. The waterproof sheet of fabric is used to transform the hole you’ve excavated into a garden pond. It is bought in sheets that you can fold to fit your pond shape,  creating the perfect base for your... Read More

24/05/2021
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How to Plant your Pond Plants

If you are considering ways in which you can decorate your garden pond with plants, then you may have a couple of questions you need to answer before you get started. Like how do you even plant pond plants? Or are pond plants even necessary to have? To find out the answers to these questions and more, keep reading the Pond Planet essential guide to pond plants today and don’t forget to have fun exploring our wide collection of pond planting products. Do Ponds Need Plants? Although optional, firstly, let’s... Read More

14/05/2021
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How To Dechlorinate Tap Water For Your Pond

Tap water is designed to be safe for humans to drink. Tap water contains the chemical, chlorine, that removes bacteria and viruses that are harmful to humans. Unfortunately, it isn’t intended to be safe for your garden pond. It is this chlorine that will be detrimental to your pond. That’s why whenever you plan to use tap water to help fill up your pond levels, you need to make sure you dechlorinate it first. Why Is Chlorine Harmful To Ponds? At worst, high levels of chlorine can kill the fish... Read More