The sound of running water adds an additional element to the garden. It is also a ‘go to’ for the local fauna including the resident birds and frogs. As the weather warms up algae growth is common. Algae growth in ponds is a sign that the pond is out of balance with nutrients, sunlight and oxygen. Some algae growth in ponds is completely normal, but when it takes over it will cause a problem. It’s the time to get on top of it before it gets out of control.
- Reassess the water plants in the pond – do they need repotting, splitting or trimming? An increase in composting foliage could be increasing the nutrient level of the water and result in algal growth.