Top Lake and Pond Winter Preparation Articles
Many of the lake and pond problems that property owners experience manifest in the warmer months. As a result, they only invest in management practices during the growing season. Often, they are surprised to learn that the management actions taken during the winter have just as much of an impact – if not more so – on the success of a waterbody when spring and summer return.
Our most popular articles on winter preparation explain how you can elevate the enjoyment of your waterbody and get a head start on aquatic management efforts during the off-season.
Winter Pond Maintenance: How to “Winterize” Your Lake, Pond or Fishery
Winter aquatic maintenance strategies can differ depending on where in the country you live. Not only does your region inform what kinds of management tasks you should consider implementing, it also dictates the time of year that you should begin this winter preparation.
Winter Fountain Maintenance: Time for an Oil & Seals Change?
Floating fountains provide many benefits during warmer weather, including circulation and dissolved oxygen transfer. They also create a beautiful backdrop on any waterbody. Because of this, necessary maintenance efforts are often delayed until the winter months.
Stock Fish Ponds With Rainbow Trout Now for Winter Fun & Forage
Fishing enthusiasts don’t have to stop their angling activities when temperatures drop. Property owners looking to get the most out of their fishing pond can extend the excitement by stocking rainbow trout, which will thrive until water temperatures rise above 60 degrees.
Use Aeration to Prevent Winter Fish Kills
Because they’re cold-blooded animals, fish are able to survive by transitioning to a more restful state in the winter. However, fish kills can still occur if dissolved oxygen becomes too depleted – often when the surface freezes over. Luckily, this phenomenon can be prevented.
Lakes and ponds are valuable fixtures in our communities no matter the weather or season. If you haven’t already, consider the ways in which you can better enjoy your waterbody during the winter or enhance its health and functionality for more lasting balance and functionality. No matter your goal, a lake management professional can help you design a cost-effective maintenance program that promotes year-long value and success.
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