When it comes to landscaping our yards, one of the most common “wants” is a water feature, such as a pond, though many of us may be settling for a much less gratifying fountain, after hearing the horror stories of our friends, neighbors and relatives who have had less-than-ideal experiences with their own ponds.
A pond, in all actuality, is its own ecosystem, defined as “a biological community of interacting organisms and their physical environment,” regardless if it is natural or man-made. In order to have a healthy, attractive, odor-free pond in your yard, you have to understand what your personal ecosystem needs in order to thrive.
Impacted by the surrounding environment, even naturally occurring ponds gradually build up concentrations of plant nutrients. Called eutrophication, scientifically, it is a natural process by which decaying vegetation, fish waste and run-off builds up a layer of muck on the bottom of the pond. Both in nature and in your back yard, the human activity around the pond can speed up this process, resulting in more muck, and then algae blooms, excessive vegetative growth, and unhealthy or vanishing wildlife.
In the past, our knowledge of how to maintain the healthiest ponds has taken a lot of trial and error, no small amount of study, and the use of synthetic and unfriendly chemicals, such as herbicides and insecticides, in order to have a pond that does not turn into an eyesore or mosquito-infested health hazard.
Now, thanks to scientific study based on commercial wastewater processing and the need for more eco-friendly and effective septic systems, having your own personal pond is much easier, less expensive to maintain, and more earth-friendly, using all natural components safe for your family, your pets, and any wildlife living on or around your pond. You can have a pond that is not only beautiful, providing that calming oasis in the midst of your sometimes chaotic life, but one that can sustain wildlife, such as turtles, frogs and fish.
Our organic pond cleaning and maintenance products are the safe, easy, affordable way to maintain a healthy pond. Starting with Organic Pond Clean•Clear•Blue™ Complete Pond Treatment, treat your pond according to the package directions. This ready-to-use formula is the all-in-one solution designed to balance your pond’s ecosystem naturally, effortlessly and affordably. Then, depending upon the rainfall, the natural flow of your pond and other environmental factors, add Organic Pond Pure BLUE™ or Organic Pond Pure BLACK™ Pond Dye as needed, the pond dye reducing the amount of sunlight that reaches the bottom of the pond, thereby reducing excessive plant growth, while the sparkling blue or reflective black water serves to beautify your pond according to your personal preferences. And finally, keep our Organic Pond PureBacteria™ Pond Muck Reducer or more concentrated Organic Pond PureBacteria+™ Pond Cleaner on hand to maintain the level of beneficial bacteria necessary to keep your pond’s ecosystem in balance.
That’s it! You simply pour the recommended amount along the shoreline of your pond, allowing the natural water movement to disperse the beneficial bacteria or dye, and wait for nature to take its course, turning your pond from
this….. to this…. ENJOY YOUR POND!