Preparing the pond for winter

You have built a pond, planted it with plants and settled there living inhabitants. All summer did observe a small world, with interest to discover something new… autumn has Come. Now we need to think about how to save water world in winter. Well, if the weather isn’t frosty, but if not? All you need to provide.

Prepare ponds for winter starts in the fall, in October. First of all, you need to thoroughly clean the ponds from organic debris (tree leaves, remains of plants, fish excrement, etc.). In winter because of low temperatures reduce the activity of bacteria that decompose these residues. The result is the siltation of the bottom, reduces the oxygen content in the water and increases the content of nitrites and ammonia. Naturally, such changes can adversely affect the inhabitants of the lake, if not to destroy them. After cleaning of organic residues, it is necessary to trim the leaves and shoots to the very root. This applies primarily to plants – oxygenators. These include the water Crowfoot, hornwort, bolotnitsa, twrch, canadian Urrutia, lagarosiphon, tilea, rest and others. The leaves of these plants die off for the winter and if they advance not removed, they will rot and pollute the water. Not only cut the cane, through the hollow stems in winter will be given carbon dioxide to enter and oxygen to simulsays and plants.

Many aquatic plants “invented” a way to survive the winter cold. In autumn they formed buds that sink to the bottom and “sleep” there in the spring. If the pond is artificial, it is desirable to cut the plants these buds and transfer them to winter indoors. This stored the buds in the spring will sprout and turn into new plants. And do it faster than if left to overwinter in the pond. Continue reading


Kelp – brown algae, which have long been eaten by the people who lived near the sea. The edibility differ only in some of its species: laminaria saccharina and palmately dissected laminaria. They are called sea cabbage. Information about its usefulness became widely known, which explains the popularity of this product. But despite this, around kelp considerable controversy supporters that believed in her neoteleostei, and opponents who believe that the damage to health caused by it doesn’t pay get the benefit.

After the extraction of dried cabbage, as it is 80% water, but during drying the product does not lose useful properties, fully preserving all the vitamins and minerals. In the process of manufacturing kelp is minimally processed, which also does not destroy valuable substances, does not lead to their loss or collapse due to exposure to temperature.

The composition of seaweed and the main areas of its application

Laminaria has an unusual smell that repels some consumers who prefer familiar foods and decide on questionable experiments. However, her continued presence in the diet in recommended doses equivalent to the use of nutritional Supplements, because the composition of seaweed rich in mineral substances: iodine, zinc, cobalt, magnesium, sulfur, iron, manganese, and vitamins A, E, C and B. It is the undisputed leader in the amount of iodine in the composition, 100 grams provide organizational the intake of iodine, and in this form it is not excreted, what happens when absorbing it from other sources. On the contrary, it absorbed better than advertised, and expensive drugs. Continue reading

The fish in the garden pond.

Outdoor open ponds, which are becoming increasingly popular among vacationers and simply living in the countryside, in winter, of course, freeze. Tightly and freeze. Thick, sometimes almost a foot of ice covers the access of air to the water. Meanwhile, these reservoirs are very densely inhabited by any living creatures. At least – that all sorts of beetles and larvae of dragonflies. In the waters find shelter for the winter frog. And how high is this fish wild or ornamental, sometimes very expensive. And all of them, even those who is in a state of winter hibernation, the necessary oxygen in the water.

Everyone knows that for example carp winter after he buried into the bottom mud. And seemingly no Zamora they are not afraid. But it is in nature, in large enough bodies of water. In the same garden ponds and pools, which are usually overpopulated and aren’t many (if any), and the amount of water attributed to each individual fish is much smaller. And then there appear uncontrolled parasite – frog, and others, also consuming oxygen. In General, in winter under the ice even sleeping goldfish is not sweet. What can we say about the fish, not falling into the hibernation. For example, the roach, the perch and others. As such, playful and not shy fish are a summer decoration of the water, playing at its surface, collecting the fallen insects. Petomane to protect from winter Zamora.

In order to protect the fish from Zamora, it is necessary to ensure the flow of oxygen in the water. Or rather, to ensure contact of water and air, at least in a small area of several square decimeters. I.e. to arrange in a frozen pond wormwood. This can be done in several ways. Continue reading

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