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Winterizing Ponds

If you have a pond on your property, now is the time to prepare for winter. Here is a list of tasks you should be doing to during the fall season.

  • Repot overgrown plants.
  • Bring in any tropical plants and sensitive fish that cannot survive the cold winter weather.
  • Remove all tropical plants, dead foliage, and leaves before cleaning out the pond.
  • Vacuum clean the bottom of the pond and clean out.
  • Do a good water change and top off the pond as needed.
  • Clean out filters as needed and check them each week.
  • Slowly stop feeding the fish and do not feed when the water temperature is under 50 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Put up filter systems, pumps, equipment, and ornaments that are not to be used during the winters.
  • Cover the pond with leaf net and put out de-icers.
  • Check pond daily for dead fish, leaks, overturned pots, or other problems.


Feeling overwhelmed? Perhaps your schedule is a little over full this year. We can help you get your pond ready for winter. Contact Back to Nature Landscaping & Construction at 540-739-3947 to schedule an appointment with our team today.