Pond care

Ponds are a lovely addition to any garden and can provide a rich habitat for a range of wildlife. However, without care ponds can soon become an eyesore with overgrown plants, weeds and water that is unhealthy for fish and other wildlife. Occasional cleaning and regular maintenance are required.

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Removing blanket weed from a pond. Credit: RHS/Advisory.

Quick facts

Suitable for: All garden ponds
Timing: Year round
Difficulty: Moderate to difficult

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