A nice backyard pond is a great addition to your outdoor space. It can offer a calming presence and a relaxing environment to go to after a long day at work. However, it’s important to make sure that the pond is being taken care of after it has been constructed. Here are some tips for maintaining your backyard pond.
- Manage nearby vegetation. Trees and large plants, although pleasant to look at, can negatively affect the health of your backyard pond if they are too close. Overhanging branches can block sunlight, so pruning them will help your aquatic plants get the energy they need from the sunlight.
- Clean the pond regularly. Dirt and debris can damage your pond primarily through blocking sunlight as well as releasing toxic gases and sediments into the pond’s ecosystem. Regularly removing fallen leaves and other debris is a great way to keep your backyard pond healthy.
- Maintain the equipment. There are many different moving parts behind your backyard pond. Pumps, fountains, and lines are just a few of the equipment types that keep your pond active, and each must be properly taken care of. Clogs in pumps should be flushed away, and filters should be cleaned regularly.
- Call in the professionals. If you don’t know how to keep your backyard pond working properly, call us here at EcoEarthSeal. We have over 25 years of experience and understand how to care for your backyard pond to prevent issues. We can also recommend best practices for keeping your pond clean and looking its best.