With all this heat water is not far from your minds it seems, as ponds seem to be the big question at the moment. Our ponds go green, develop weeds, become over grown or full of detritus and do need maintenance. Leaks become more obvious at this time of year, with less rain to hide any problems and we turn our water features on in summer more than we do in winter, often revealing more problems!
So is summer a good time to work on ponds? To be honest, I prefer working on ponds in summer, after all its warm! There are benefits to performing serious maintenance in summer, any liner work is better as the rubber is warm, same applies to any bonding or sealants. However be careful with your nature in the pond, as it is more active at this time of year.
And of course now is the time to treat any problems like blanket weed, as this is not a winter issue. Not all ponds are the same however so if you need work or just a consult please get in touch with me at Mow ‘N’ Blow.
Christian Dupont has been involved in horticulture for over two decades now, lives near Alton with his wife. She is also a fully trained gardener and horticulturalist. Both are keen photographers as well as accomplished Horticulturalists. some articles are from the Life Mags but mainly for the Herald newspaper, bi-weekly column in the local business