Macomb & Oakland Michigan (MI) Fall Pond Maintenance & Netting Services
Pond Plants Pruning for Fall
In the Fall your pond plants are thriving from their summer growth. However, soon the Macomb & Oakland Michigan (MI) winter freezes will cause all that beautiful lush foliage to turn brown and ugly. If left unattended to this foliage will die and fall into the pond causing excessive mess and eventual Spring Pond Cleaning. Therefore, we recommend pruning all pond plants to within 1 inch of the water surface. In the Macomb & Oakland Michigan (MI) Area this process should be performed after the first frost or sometime in November.
Pond Netting Services
Pond netting is sometimes needed when excessive leaves have the potential of making their way into the pond. If your pond is in the direct vicinity of large trees then you will want to consider netting your pond. In the Macomb & Oakland Michigan (MI) area this needs to be done before the first frost or usually sometime in October. Fall netting is an easy process. A net is stretched across the pond and anchored with rocks and/or pins. It is best not to have the net resting on the water surface since it will be difficult to remove with all the debris on it. Once all the leaves have fallen then the net is removed for the winter.
Fall Pond Cleaning
Some ponds accumulate sludge and debris more rapidly than others. You should already know that we recommend a Spring Pond Cleaning for all ponds. However, Depending on your pond environment and water quality sometimes a second Full or Partial pond clean out may be required to keep your pond and fish safe and happy all Winter long.
Some factors that may cause your pond to be cleaned twice a year may be:
If you need help determining if your pond needs a Fall Pond Clean out just give us a call and we will be happy to help you with making this decision.
FULL: ENTIRE POND CLEANING
NOTES: *The majority of debris is to be removed. If the pond is ‘sterilized’, by removing all living bacteria, etc., the established ecosystem will be destroyed. . **All burned out underwater bulbs will be replaced at an additional fee. ***Plants will be divided and repotted upon your request for an additional fee.
PARTIAL: CLEAN OUT THE SKIMMER(S) AND BIOFALL(S)-ONLY