What to do now in your pond
■ As temperatures rise your pond will be springing back to life after winter’s freezing dormancy.
■ Test the water to make sure it contains the correct balance of nutrients for animal and plant health.
■ Cut back dead and dying plant material so it doesn’t contaminate the water.
■ Scoop off surface weeds and excess oxygenators to let warmth and light back down into the depths.
■ Check the health of your fish, and once the water temperature reaches 10°C start feeding them again.
■ They may still be sluggish, so don’t over-feed them. Cover the pond with netting to protect them from hungry predators.
Remove excess weed so it doesn’t clog up the pond