The days are starting to get shorter and the warm summer breezes are slowly becoming cool fall gusts. The desire to cosy up inside by a flickering fire, with a hot cup of cocoa and good book is growing strong. But before you settle in for the winter there are a few things that need tending to. Your pond needs to be properly prepared for the winter months.
At this time of year it is a good idea to give your Pond Plants a little attention to keep your pond looking at its best. Dead-head spent flowers from your marginal plants, and cut back excessive growths. Tired water lily leaves and flowers should also be removed.
During October you should skim your pond at least once a week, removing any leaves or plant matter with a Pond Skimmer Net. It is also a good idea to cover your pond with a Pond Cover Net in order to catch the leaves and make them easier to remove. Leaves or plant matter left in the pond will deteriorate over the winter producing detrimental organic waste.