To prevent the pond from blooming - 7 tips
Someone in their garden is limited to a tiny decorative stream, others are building a swimming pool, others are digging a fish pond or nymphs. But a little time passes, and the pond begins to surprise. One of them is the “flowering” of the water surface.
The appearance of algae is a natural process. The only question is the ability to regulate their reproduction. After all, if this is not done, the pond will soon become dead - the algae absorb oxygen from the water, which is vital for aquatic plants and fish.
Place it better in a place where at noon large trees with a delicate shade are half-covered by a mirror of water. After all, if it is warm, there is not enough oxygen to it, and algae reproduce very actively. Well protect the reservoir from overheating the nymphaea. Actively saturate with oxygen, which means that the water temperature of the Elodea is reduced by the Canadian and hornwort. True, they grow too fast and do not tolerate wintering in the pond. F The important point is the installation of the pump. With its help water moves and is constantly added more cold. For large water bodies, it is advisable to arrange and drain it, for example, to make a flowing decorative stream.
It is advisable in the heat pour cold water into a pond. A good effect also gives an underflow drainage rain.
It's important maintain a weakly acidic environment - 6-6,5 units. To determine it you can buy special testers. If the reaction of water is close to slightly alkaline, it should be acidified with peat pills or granules packed in linen bags.
One such bag, suspended in a pond, is enough for almost 5000 liters. You can use ordinary peat, poured into a bag measuring 20 × 30 cm. It is lowered to the bottom of the pond or suspended on a fishing line. A week after this procedure, you need to do a water analysis again and add peat tablets if necessary.
When growing plants and fish in the pond, you can use the "Oxygen Stabilizer", special means for lowering and increasing the pH level, the biostability regulator and other preparations that help maintain the pond in good condition.
Some owners of reservoirs prefer to "kill" algae with drugs from the group "killer for algae." This is a very effective means, but it takes a little time, and new greens are rapidly developing in the reservoir due to the decomposition of the biomass of dead relatives that has settled to the bottom. It is effective to regularly collect green mass from the surface of the reservoir with a net. This is not difficult, but the collected algae are very good in compost or in infusions for watering garden plants.
A lot of decaying plant residues and surpluses of fish feeds fall into the pond during the fall of the fall. Therefore, already in the second half of the summer it is desirable pull the mirror of the reservoir by the net, slightly pritopiv it in the water. For autumn it is enough 2-3 times to pick it up and shake the leaves into a bag.
Dying leaves and shoots of aquatic plants regularly collect, and in the autumn cut off the ground part.
Never Do not spray with waterproofing agents and fertilizer solutions water and coastal plants!! Use special long-term fertilizing (slowly soluble). The surface of the containers with plants is tightly covered with pebbles, so that the soil does not wash out, and the fish do not overeat the roots.
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© Author: Natalia VLADIMIROVA, Landscape Designer, Moscow
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