So you have only moved into you beautiful brand new house, explored the backyard and up one corner you learn a really overlooked but beautiful classic fish pond chock-full character but also chock-full leaves, sludge and what looks as no pond life just where do you begin?
To start with you have to think about the following questions
o Am I keen on working with a pond?
o Do I’ve enough time to take care of it?
o Can it be the kind of pond I wish to revive?
When the solution to the above mentioned questions is of course then you have to create a plan of action. The perfect moment to think about this is in the autumn once the leaves are off the trees
I’d suggest the follow steps; one. Drain the pond gradually checking for virtually any inhabitants
2. If there’s a little wildlife get rid of it to a secure holding tank of pond water (there could be frogs, toads, water snails and perhaps a fish)
3. Save much silt (about a bucketful) so that it could be reintroduced on the pond to supply essential micro organisms
4. Remove some water plants you might love to retain and divide if necessary
5. Check the liner to make certain you can find no leaks – repair or even replace if necessary
6. If not utilizing a brand new liner wash the fish pond thoroughly (use plain water only)
7. Refill with water that is fresh and reintroduce the silt you saved
8. Once settled reintroduce some wildlife from the holding tank
9. Enjoy your beautiful fish pond!
When you’ve acquired the basics you might quickly discover your fish pond gets the vocal point of the garden of yours and can be a really enjoyable pastime.