Stepping outside to see your fish pond or water feature low on water can be a bit frightening sometimes. It's the one thing, aside from losing our fish, that pond hobbyists and water feature owners dread- A leak in their koi pond or water feature!
While leaks do happen, many times the water loss can be attributed to other factors and the dreaded leak is no more. Let's dive into this a little more.
Our fish and koi ponds, as well as any water feature, attract all kinds of wildlife. In addition as pond owners we love to add wildlife to help bring our ponds to life and provide a beautiful ecosystem we have the pleasure of enjoying throughout the year. One addition to our ponds that's not talked about too much are turtles. We just happen to be frog people, but can you, or should you, put turtles in your fish/koi pond or waterfall feature? I'm happy to report, you can!
But don't stop reading there. If you want turtles, there are some steps you need to take before letting them slide into your pond or water feature.
It's spring all the trees are blooming, tulips and daffodils have popped, and your pond or waterfall is running but your aquatic plants haven't started to grow or maybe just started to come to life. You may be asking yourself, are my water lilies and other pond plants going to come back to life or do I need to replace them. Ok, you assume they're not dead, but when will I see signs of life. When are my beautiful water lilies and other pond and aquatic plants going to start to grow?
Spring is an absolutely beautiful time of year. The trees are leafing out and producing some stunning flower displays. While this is quite the site, during this time trees create copious amounts of pollen and of course drop all these beautiful flowers to the ground.
When this happens the pollen collects in our pond water and if the trees are near your pond, where are all those flower petals going to go? You guessed it, right into your pond! Will all of this pollen and debris really affect your pond or water feature?
Over the last 18 years, Clay has been involved in landscaping and aquascaping, which led him to his passion, POND BUILDING and opening A Frog’s Dream in 2006. His true passion is to create works of art for others to enjoy and marvel at in the privacy of their own backyards.