Q: Is there anything I should be doing to my pond during the winter? – Cindy of Colorado
A: During the winter season there are just a couple things you should be continuing to do help make the following spring a breeze:
Continue to run your aeration system: As I’ve said many time before and will always continue to say it…aeration is important. Continue to run your aeration throughout the winter to help prevent winter fish kills as well as promote an overall healthy pond.
Add pond dye & natural bacteria: Now is a great time to use Pond Dye PLUS 2 in 1 Natural Bacteria with Nature’s Blue™ before the ice begins to accumulate. Not only will this continue to shade your pond, it will also add a boost of beneficial bacteria that will go to work to break down fall leaves and debris.
Remove any dead debris from around the pond: Remove dying or dead cattails, tree branches or twigs from around the edges. Allowing these to decay in your pond throughout the winter will add more nutrients for algae and pondweeds to grow during the spring. Doing these few things will help for a great spring!