Autumn is the ideal time to prepare your pond for the cold months ahead. Once winter arrives, it will be too late to take the most effective action to protect koi, water, plants, and your overall ecosystem so your pond will be safe and healthy until spring.
But don’t panic! We’ve collected a series of some of our popular resources with tips on everything from what and how to feed koi, to what to do with your prized lilies, and even how to prepare other water features like fountains and waterfalls.
Cold weather is on the way, so read on and you’ll be ready with the care information you need to not only help your pond survive harsh weather, but give you plenty to enjoy along the way.
1. Must-Know Koi Facts For Winter Care & Survival
Koi are the true gems of a pond. They’re playful and elegant, commanding attention whether you enjoy sitting and watching them or feeding them out of your hand. Naturally, you want to do everything you can to keep them safe and healthy.
Before the cold weather sets in, learn more about how to keep koi from harm and disease. Find out how to protect them from freezing, avoid infection, provide enough oxygen, and more.
2. How To Protect Your Koi Pond During Winter Months
In the prior post we cover a lot of information about what koi need to survive winter. In this post we share a few very specific and key actions that you should – and shouldn’t! – take when winter sets in.
They’re not difficult, but they’re important. Arm yourself with the knowledge to keep koi safe from cold, snow, ice and the dangers of winter weather.
3. Winter Care For Water Lilies In New Jersey Ponds
Lilies are second only to koi in how beloved they are. In fact, many pond owners have told us they wanted a pond specifically for the lilies! They delight us through summer, but what happens when the cold sets in?
Depending on the type of lilies you have, there are care steps you can take to protect and even preserve them until spring. Find out more about the simple actions you can take now to enjoy lilies next spring, in addition to some advanced steps you can take if you really want to test your green thumb.
4. 5 Top Questions About Winterizing A Pond
With winter approaching, it’s time to take action to prepare your pond for cold and harsh weather. Every simple step you take now will set you up even more effectively for a successful spring. Not only that, but you will be able to enjoy your pond throughout winter as it slumbers peacefully, awaiting it’s time to bloom again.
These are some common questions we’re asked about how to winterize a pond, so whether you plan to do it yourself or hire a professional, you’ll be armed with the knowledge you need.
5. 5 (More!) Top Questions About Winterizing A Pond
In the prior post we shared some common questions and answers about winter pond care, but those were just the tip of the iceberg! There’s a lot to know about pond care, but don’t worry, we’ve got you covered.
Get the scoop on protecting your pond from debris, what to do about potential freezing, how to take care of equipment and more.
6. Caring For Ponds, Waterfalls And Fountains During Winter
There are certain steps you should take each autumn to keep your pond safe and healthy through winter, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy it all winter, too.
Whether you have a small pond or large one, with or without a waterfall, perhaps with a fountain or bubbler, you’ll need to make a few decisions about how you might like to use them throughout the winter. In this post we share tips for closing down your pond and water features, and other tips if you choose to run waterfalls and water features for your continued winter enjoyment.
Winter is on the way, and the actions you take now will determine how well your pond survives and how much enjoyment you gain now and in the future. If you have questions we haven’t addressed, or if you want professional care for your New Jersey pond, we encourage you to contact us. Our pond pros are skilled in everything from fish health to plant care and more – and our goal is to ensure your continued enjoyment throughout all four seasons.