10 10, 2016

Autumn – the best time of year to clean out your wildlife pond

By | October 10th, 2016|Maintenance, Q&A|0 Comments

Autumn is the season for serious pond maintenance. It's an excellent time of year to remove surplus growth from the previous summer, before the vegetation has a chance to die back and rot down into the pond. This clearout has two main advantages; firstly it removes excessive nutrients, essential for keeping the water clear; and [...]

15 08, 2016

When is the best time of year to put in a wildlife pond?

By | August 15th, 2016|Case Studies, Pond Building, Q&A|0 Comments

For pond installation this very much depends on local ground conditions. In a low-lying, waterlogged site it's much better to avoid winter and wait until the drier months. This particularly applies if you have clay soil. Installing a pond usually involves a digger and often a dumper too, so is much better suited to drier ground. [...]

9 08, 2016

How deep should my wildlife pond be?

By | August 9th, 2016|Pond Building, Q&A|0 Comments

This depends partly on the size of the pond, but a minimum depth of 75 cm (two and a half feet) in the deepest part will give the pond everything it needs. Most of the wildlife usually lives in the top 30cm (one foot) although in the depths of winter the deeper parts can provide an [...]