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Garden Pond Plants Winter Care

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Do Garden pond plants need winter care and preparation? I suggest that you prepare your garden pond plants for winter and benefit next spring. Lessen the task of winter preparation of garden pond plants. NOTE: This article was written for the northern hemisphere - remember this wherever dates are mentioned. Water Lilies: any diseased or mottled leaves of retiring water lilies should be...

Pros & Cons of Heating Water in a New Koi Pond

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Pros & Cons of Heating Water in a new Koi Pond for Optimum Koi Pond Conditions   Heating Koi Pond Water. However since we are talking of Heating Water in new koi ponds here and assuming the decision has been made that the water will be heated to maintain a constant temperature winter and summer then here are a few important considerations...

Overwintering Koi & Fish Ponds

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Advice on Overwintering Koi & Fish Ponds Winter Pond Koi Keeping & Freezing Pond Water in the USA & UK   Feeding Koi in Winter Koi (Carp) are built to withstand very cold water and that means water which is actually frozen over for long periods of time in extreme winter weather. However it's important to maintain vigilance and carry out some basic winter pond...

Fish Pond Heating, Do You Heat Your Pond?

Do You Need to Heat Your Pond Water? No! Want to Heat Your Koi Pond? Fish Pond Heating in USA, UK & Water Temperature Control. Heating a fish pond is a luxury few pond keepers can afford. Nor is it necessary for the vast majority of pond keepers (koi or otherwise). Here are a few fish pond keeping pointers for your consideration: • Koi...

Frozen Fish Ponds

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What If The Koi Pond Freezes In Winter? What To Do With Frozen Fish Ponds. You might have searched for: • Frozen Koi Ponds & Fish Ponds. • Ponds Freeze in Winter. • Pond Care in Freezing Winter Weather How Pond Water Freezes The following is the process whereby water in a frozen fish pond actually freezes: The air temperature drops below pond's water freezing point (0C/32F)....

Koi & Fish Pond Water Temperature in Autumn

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Pond Water Temperature Changes: Fish Pond Water Temperature in Autumn You might have searched for: • Pond Temperature Drop • Sudden Pond Water Temperature Drop in The Autumn – What to Do? Autumn in the USA and the UK is traditionally one of the most unpredictable times of year with regards to the weather. Indian summers occur where sweltering hot days in early October...

Planter Cascade

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Easy To Build Planter Cascade Small patio features often benefit from the addition of potted plants. This planter cascade is no exception, and look-alike planters have been used to contain both water and plants. Although the containers may be made of various materials, they should be geometric and regular in shape. Sizes may be different to those illustrated, provided they...

Small Natural-looking Pond

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Install a Small Natural-looking Pond Although many small water features look artificial, it is possible to create a small natural-looking pond on a very small scale. This has the appearance of rock and you can choose any simulated stone product or even a small fiberglass shell. In some places, thermoplastic liners are manufactured to look like simulated rock. Installation of...

Flowing Urn

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Flowing Urn Water Feature An ordinary urn, manufactured for pot plants, makes an attractive Flowing Urn water feature in a compact border bed. It takes up little space and introduces the sight and sound of trickling water. Although various containers may be used, a shaped vessel is preferable. You will need to provide or construct a reservoir of water which...

3 Easy Small Water Features

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3 Easy Small Water Features For those who do not have the time or space to construct a lavish water garden, here are 3 easy small features that will transform dull corner of the patio or garden. There are numerous ideas around but these we have chosen as the three easiest for anyone to do. These range from a simple...
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