15Nov

Its time to stop feeding your fish if you haven’t already. Common pond fish do not need feeding when temperatures drop below 10 degrees, this is due to the fact that they don’t move much so therefore are not using much energy, they are unable to break down the proteins and fats in the food […]Continue Reading

26Oct

Pond Edging The next stage once the pond was full was to put the edging stone around the base of the rockery and on the natural zone shelf’s to keep the liner in place. Marginal plants were placed behind the edging stones on the natural shelf’s. The rest of the pond edging will comprise of […]Continue Reading

25Oct

Pond equipment installation While the pond was filling the filtration was installed. The filtration that was chosen for this pond is as follows. Pond Filter Oase Biotec Screenmatic 12. This large gravity filter uses sponges to break down organics in the pond along with zeolite cartridges. The filtration has a unique screening device which periodically […]Continue Reading

24Oct

Pond Re-lining, Sand and Underlay The next stage was to start re-lining the pond. The first step was to add builders sand and off-cuts of liner which were used on the damaged sections of the old underlay. The new underlay was then used to line the pond, this new sheeting stops stones or roots from […]Continue Reading

23Oct

Constructing permanent shelf’s The first stage was to construct the permanent shelf’s. There were three shelf’s that needed to be built, the main shelf under the large rockery would provide a new edge for the pond liner to rest on and the other two smaller ledges would be for the natural zones. The idea of […]Continue Reading

22Oct

This impressive pond and waterfall in Kinsbourne Green Harpenden Hertfordshire was in need of a complete refurbishment to bring it back to its former glory. The customer asked maltby aquatics to provide the complete package required to do just that. This  large pond includes a large rockery area with an impressive waterfall with large boulders […]Continue Reading

08Oct

Introduction of plants The next stage was to introduce some marginal and aquatic plants to help attract wildlife to the pond and give the pond a good instant look. Various marginal plants were added tailored to a wildlife pond including, Iris Water Mint Water forget-me not Brass Buttons Marsh Marigolds Purple Loosestrife Raged Robin Red […]Continue Reading

07Oct

Pond edging Once the pond liner had settled it was time to lay the York stone around the pond. Large York stone was used to hold the liner over the pond connector and smaller selected pieces were used for the edging. The patio area was also relayed to keep it level with the new pond. […]Continue Reading

06Oct

Installing the Pond liner The liner we chose to use was Greenseal liner, heavy duty premium liner but a bit cheaper than Butyl a perfect choice for most ponds. The first set was to create some shelving to allow for plants, these were made using builders sand, the bottom of both ponds were then also […]Continue Reading

05Oct

Pond life  The first part of this pond refurbish was to remove the old ponds inhabitants. It was decided that to ensure we save as much life as possible we would set up a temporary pond for the duration of the time it takes to re-build the pond and mature it and put everything from […]Continue Reading