Real link between water and Earth, the mare is a full-fledged intermediate ecosystem.The rain and the weather make a space defined by its water level fluctuations. Its biodiversity often very rich in fact also an exciting environment, both for fans and experts in the field.
But to enjoy the attractions of this landscaped area in constant evolution, some action!Don’t panic: owning a pool is not reserved to connoisseurs. Its maintenance is accessible to all and can be very playful! So places essential care to preserve your wet area and enjoy its charm all year round!
- Learn to Contain Vegetation
Make your pond, you must make sure that the vegetation will not have too large, otherwise asphyxiate the middle and keep the light across the surface of the water.
In a well vegetated pond vegetation allows maintaining the banks, provision of shelters or platforms animals of all kinds.It is also a system in which, well oxygenated water, offer optimal living conditions for fish, amphibians…
- Fit The Vegetation to The Depth of The Pond
This particular ecosystem requires maintenance of plants adapted to its configuration. At the bottom of the pond, you find some plants spread by tasks.
They support a constant immersion and ask that an interview restricted.
Berm, the plants are called helophytes and support both to be submerged and the feet dry. Attention do not denser plantations, because when wet and dry periods alternate, your plants may grow at a brisk pace.
On the banks, don’t interfere if necessary, because plant tasks are often refuges for wildlife. If you have a rustic or wet meadow, proceed to a cutting at the end of the spring and another late at the end of the summer, or even at the beginning of autumn.
Tip: Wetland plants grow very fast in their element. Therefore, monitor their spread and if so, divide them by selecting the rhizome, bulb, sucker.
This, in addition to incite your pond plants, allows you to recreate all the same points for a new planting plants.
- Limit The Presence of trees around your pond
The presence of trees must be consistent with the type of environment.
A tree when it fell, loses its leaves that can fall in the water of your pool.They decompose and form of the vase. Even if the latter is necessary for the life of the mare, it can quickly become a problem when too present. Better to limit production.Some tree species are potentially invasive when they are located near a pond. This is the case of Acacia trees, willows, poplars: in addition to draw water from your wet area, their roots usually end up penetrate the waterproof layer that is used to hold the water…Distrust so these voracious facing wooded!
4 Cured Your Mare
Although this operation is not enjoyable, it is essential. Indeed, this type of water body, by definition, very little is known of power fluctuations, which generates a logical build-up of silt at the bottom and on the edges.
Eventually, this accumulation of silt may suffocate your middle and suffocate animals and plants.She also wrong on the actual level of the water in your pond as it swells and sometimes leaves little room for the liquid element and therefore to existing wildlife… Not to mention that she exudes a foul smell due to the fermentation of decaying material and gases that escape.These scents are even more noticeable that the level of water drops. So be vigilant and don’t let your water not decrease too much.
To pick your mare, make sure you do not damage the sealing! You do this in two ways:
- The first, manual, concerns especially small spaces.You will need waders and courage to carry out the cleaning…
- The second, mechanics, applies especially to very large pools.For picking, tends to appeal to a specialised company. Professionals will use a mini excavator bucket punctured to pick your point of water.
Attention: It is forbidden to carry mud on the road as long as it is not dried up! Waste from the dredging must be piled up on the side of the pool, dried then evacuated. The interest is double, because it also gives time to small insects and animals of the vase to find refuge elsewhere.
5 Limit The proliferation of duckweed
Particularly invasive when the heat arrives, the lenses proliferate very quickly! Several techniques are available to you to limit the invasion to your garden:
- You can remove them by hand, with waders, and by two minimum team.This task is certainly laborious but effective.Repeat every fifteen days in the event of strong invasion.
- You can also create a movement of water by adding a pump: this will limit the invasion, but do not eradicate it.To be reserved for small spaces.
- It is possible to populate the large pools of carp. If the invasion is not too large, they get rid you of lenses by devouring them!
Tip: The lens has a long root system that allows, when you clean the hand of ‘pull’ large packages of a sudden!
- Limit The amount of algae
Particularly repulsive, algae are not particularly harmful.They serve as refuge indeed different amphibians and small insects.Take advantage of their benefits, to however limit their proliferation, which can be very fast.
Algae arrive when your pond water level drops a lot and that persist for large periods of heat.Their root system is such that they can measure tens of centimeters!To limit the spread, it is above all to expect heavy rains… If they don’t wait too long!If not, bring water to your pond to stem the phenomenon (when the surface is not too important).
In case of strong invasion, call a professional. Healthy solutions for the environment exist, but must be tailored to the type of algae and their density.
- Keep your eyes open!
All these maintenance operations, even if they appear to be working, will bring you satisfaction when you bask you on your superb piece of water!
But the secret to significantly limit the maintenance and make the job easier is to observe your pond and its slight changes.A few minutes a day, it is not work but relaxation!And honestly, the game is worth the candle, no?