the air and water temperatures begin to cool you will notice
your plants dying back. At this time it is very important
to remove any dead plant material or leaves which have fallen
into your pond. Doing this will help prevent a toxic build
up of decaying matter which can rob your pond of oxygen. Algae
growth will slow with the decrease of sunlight and cooling
of temperatures resulting in nice clear water. It's important
to know that as the temperature drops your fishes activity
and metabolism will also slow thereby requiring far less food.
If you do feel the need to feed make sure to give only what
the fish will consume in 5 minutes so as not to foul the water
with excess nutrients.
pond season (~mid March - October) we offer one of the largest
selections of hardy plants for the bog or water garden in
San Luis Obispo County. Included in our selection are
oxigenators, various colors of water lilies, water iris, water
clovers, annual floating plants and much more! We also
sell mosquito fish and several types of water snails to help
keep down the algae.
you have fish trouble or just want to learn more about fish
health check out http://www.koivet.com
the best source of fish info on line - really!)
kits now Available!
are happy to announce that we now carry a selection of pond
kits great for the beginner or the seasoned pond enthusiast.
Sizes range from small pre-formed flexible liners
to large 8x11 liner kits. All kits include liner, pump, filters,
tubing and beneficial bacteria to get you going.
These would make a great gift for anyone “pondering” a water
you are new or experienced with water gardens you might enjoy
the following books which may be purchased at our nursery
or through Amazon.com by clicking on the links:
The Pond Doctor
American Horticultural Society Complete Guide to Water Gardening
The Tetra Encyclopedia of Koi