Some maintenance tasks around your home are best done during one particular season – spring cleaning, fall furnace maintenance, and so forth. When it comes to pond and water feature maintenance, it is pretty much necessary year-round to keep your pond and water feature operating properly and looking its best. Here are the various seasonal tasks that your pond and water feature maintenance services professional can take care of for you.
- Spring– Get off to the right start with spring pond and water feature clean-out, so that a healthy ecosystem can begin without the excess nutrients and bacteria loss that the fall and winter can cause.
- Summer– While most of the work happens in the spring, there are plenty of tasks to keep you busy during the summer, such as adding more plants, being sure the water is oxygenated enough for your fish, trimming plants and removing dead plants, fertilizing certain types of water plants, adding bacteria if needed, and cleaning the biological filtration system.
- Fall– As the temperatures drop, so do leaves, which can lead to an excess of debris in your pond that needs to be kept cleaned out. In some situations, installing a temporary net can be helpful. Pond and water feature maintenance services could also include cutting back plants and taking any that won’t survive the winter out to store in a safe area
- Winter– Winter tasks will depend on your climate and whether or not you have fish in your pond. Fish will hibernate during the colder months. Be sure that you have a pump that can be operated in cold temperatures, as moving water keeps the pond oxygenated for the fish.
If you would like to discuss pond and water feature maintenance services for your Raleigh, North Carolina area home, give us a call at Just Pondering. We offer installation, repairs, maintenance, and other services so that you can sit back and enjoy your water feature without the work involved in keeping it nice. Call today to learn more.