Fall is the perfect time to relax by your pond and appreciate the cool weather and warm autumn colors. It’s also time to decide how you’ll get your pond life… Read More »How Do I Prepare My Pond for Fall and Winter?
Seasonal Pond Care
Oh, fall. The pretty oranges and red hues dotting the trees, the nip in the air, the mucky dead leaves floating in your pond …Actually, let’s skip that last one.… Read More »How Do I Keep Leaves Out of My Pond in the Fall?
Fall is a finicky season.Temperatures in early and mid October often sway from summer-like highs in the 80s to chilly lows in the 40s. This all-over-the-place weather can confuse pond… Read More »Fall Pond Fish Care: When to Switch to Cold Water Food
Koi and goldfish do not need to eat when water temperatures drop below 55 degrees. That’s because they are cold-blooded, which means their body temperatures matches that of the water… Read More »How Do I Know When to Stop Feeding My Fish for the Winter?
You probably know your fish can survive a normal winter. But what about near-zero, negative-windchill temperatures? Bitter cold has slammed parts of the U.S. over the past couple winters, with… Read More »3 Ways to Protect Your Pond from Extreme Cold
An iced-over pond is a beautiful sight to behold. The frozen water creates a soft glaze over napping fish, icicles sparkle near the waterfalls and – if you’re lucky –… Read More »Pond De-icers: What They Are and How to Use Them
Turtles that are used to living outdoors can survive the winter in your pond, just like koi and goldfish. How do they do it? Well, as one researcher so eloquently… Read More »How Do Pond Turtles Survive the Winter?
Every season brings wonderful changes to the pond. One of favorite pond plants this time of year is the mysterious carnivorous Pitcher Plant (also known by their scientific genus, Sarracenia).… Read More »How to Care for Pitcher Plants (Sarracenia) in Winter
Imagine spending all winter doing nothing. No hectic Christmas shopping, no bundling up the kids for school, no heating bills… Heck, when it’s this cold outside, who even feels like… Read More »How to Care for Koi & Goldfish in Winter