Ponds can be an exceptionally attractive part of any landscape, but maintaining your pond is extremely important. At Landscapes To Behold, our professional San Diego landscapers offer high quality pond maintenance services, and we can help you keep your home’s pond as healthy and attractive as possible at all times. But while cleaning and maintenance are both very important to your pond, there are a number of common mistakes you can make during maintenance, and avoiding them can save you time, money, and headaches.
Our professionals look forward to helping you keep your pond in the best condition possible, and we’ve also compiled some of the common mistakes we see our clients make so that you can avoid them:
Cleaning the Pond Too Often
Having your San Diego home’s pond cleaned is important, but you usually don’t need to have it done more than twice a year. Our professional landscapers recommend that you have a professional cleaning performed once in the Spring and once in the Fall.
Having your pond professionally cleaned more than twice each year can put undue pressure on the natural and beneficial bacteria that need to be able to grow and thrive in order to maintain a healthy ecosystem for fish and plant life.
Using Chlorinated Water to Clean Your Bio-Filter
When you’re having your pond cleaned, be sure that you know the professional you’ve hired won’t use chlorinated water to clean your bio-filter. While it may seem like the chlorine is more effective at cleaning the filter, it actually kills functional bacteria colonies, which renders your bio-filter ineffective.
Using a Power Hedge Trimmer or Sheers Near Your Pond
Every part of your landscape needs to be maintained, and the plants around your San Diego home’s pond will certainly need to be trimmed on a regular basis. When you get to the plants that are near or in your pond, however, you’ll want to take your time and keep them very clear of your pond’s liner. One small slip could ruin your liner, which can be very difficult and very costly to replace.
Cleaning a Pond Without Consulting a Professional
Cleaning of pond of any size will be a messy, time-consuming process, and if you attempt to do the job on your own, you’re risking your pond’s function, ecosystem, and appearance. If you don’t have professional training and experience with pond maintenance, it’s highly recommended that you hire a professional San Diego landscaper for the job.
The professionals at Landscapes To Behold can help you keep your pond in excellent condition, looking its best, and as healthy as possible, and we’ll do so correctly, safely, and effectively.