Triangle Pond Management Wildlife Services recently released live mallards in in a duck impoundment they are managing. Live birds in a newly established food source help attract and hold wild birds to your property. At Triangle Pond, we specialize in aquatic plantings that complement waterfowl. We include perennial aquatic plants in our management plans because they reestablish year after year, and if maintained properly, can be very cost effective (rather than planting year after year EX: corn). If you or anyone you know is interested in learning more about our waterfowl management services including construction and management, contact us today for more information.
Maintaining a healthy fish population is one objective that most pond owners have in common. A great way to strengthen your forage base and create a balanced fish population is through supplemental feeding. Including an automatic fish feeder into your pond management approach will provide a secondary food source to grow your forage fish and will increase their survival and reproduction success. As bait productivity improves and a self-sustaining forage base is established, the pond’s fish population will become more balanced and the entire ecosystem will benefit.
With winter in full effect, your water garden is going to experience some ice buildup. Nothing to worry about! Keep your pump running constantly to keep the water circulating. This will keep your pond from completely freezing over allowing harmful gases to escape.
Wildlife Services from Triangle Pond Management include the construction and installation of custom wood duck boxes. Wood duck boxes provide an excellent opportunity for anyone to become involved with wildlife management.
As we move into fall, it is important to think about the health of our pond’s water. Aeration is a great way to ensure any water feature stays healthy. As leaves fall into the water and plants die back, nitrogen levels will increase. One of the best combatants for nitrogen is aeration.
It’s about time for those fall cleanouts with the season approaching and those leaves swooping down into your beautiful water features. No need to worry, Triangle Pond Management has all the tools and knowledge to keep your water garden looking pristine.
During this time of the year preventive maintenance is the best maintenance, such as adding a net before leaves or branches take over the pond. With the lower temperatures, fall becomes a safer environment to remove fish and reintroduce them to the pond once the cleanout is completed.
A full cleanout normally consists of:
Removal of Leaf Debris
Power Washing Rocks
Thinning and Re-potting of Plants
Cleaning of Filters
Netting and PVC Dome Installations (which will last for many years to come)
After the clean out is complete, and your water feature is in optimal condition. The best way to keep your water feature as flawless as when we left, is to join one of our maintenance programs. We offer Bi- weekly, monthly, quarterly etc. Contact us if you have any questions or concerns about your fall cleanout or the best route to take to prevent a pond full of dead leaves and debris. Don’t hesitate to come by our pond supply store; we’re open Monday-Friday 9-4:30.