Every good water garden begins with proper planning and sensible filtration. Water gardening is like any other form of gardening - it is just as much an art as a science. Many excellent products and pond filters are available to help water gardeners be more successful at keeping healthy, thriving plants and fish. By following a few basic guidelines and by utilizing the most advanced state of the art products, from day one, the beginner can be much happier and successful. Filtration is a very important aspect of pond keeping and makes pond maintenance much easier.
Selecting the right pond pump for the job is an important step in having a successful pond. Think ahead - most people add more and more features - filters, fountains and/or waterfalls - over time making adequate pumping an important issue. The pump is the life's blood of the pond so this is not the place to cut costs. Pumps are under a heavy work load and must operate constantly and reliably 24 hours a day throughout the spring, summer and fall. Pumps that are too small for the job will clog more frequently, operate inefficiently and eventually fail. A pump failure can be devastating to the animal life in the pond.
By following a few basic guidelines and by utilizing the most advanced state of the art products, from day one, the beginner can be much happier and successful. For those of you who have already started and been frustrated, it isn't very hard to change that pea soup mess into something that will add to the beauty and value of your home and give you many hours
Although algae is an essential part of the food web in aquatic systems, it can become so abundant that it interferes with the survival of other aquatic plant and animal species. In a natural pond the numbers of
algal colonies will eventually become balanced with other members of the pond. In your garden pond, however, measures must frequently be taken to manage its growth.