Time to Winterize the water Garden

Opening in ice
Autumn is sneaking up fast on the northern United States. Night time temperatures are falling along with the autumn leaves. Adding a protective net covering to catch the falling leaves will help to maintain good water quality during the winter months. Those water lilies coming under the group of “Hardy” may safely be left outdoors provided they are so protected that the roots will not actually be frozen. The “Tropical” lilies had best be considered annuals. It is a difficult and very uncertain task to winter over plants which have reached maturity. Goldfish and Koi can be left outdoors if they are sure of having six to eight inches of water below the ice in the severest winter weather. Pond De-Icers are specifically manufactured to withstand even the most bitter of temperatures and assure an opening is maintained for proper fish care all winter long.

This entry was posted on Wednesday, October 17th, 2018 at 12:25 pmand is filed under General Water Gardening Information. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

Comments are closed.