A properly designed and installed koi pond can give you an natural looking, low maintenance piece of paradise, as well as, provide food and shelter to wildlife around it. The key to a beautiful fish pond with clear water is each piece of the ecosystem Filtration, Circulation, Aquatic Plants, Fish, Rocks/Gravel and Bacteria
Perfect Pond Design
Our design and consultation service is unique to each customer incorporating and mapping out your own ideas and designs as well as advising and presenting some of our own. From the initial consultation, to the planning and design right through to building, planting and stocking your pond, our expert pond design service works closely with you every step of the way. We continue to produce ponds and water features of the highest quality that require minimal maintenance.
Make Your Garden a relaxing Place
Garden ponds provide a tranquil and relaxing atmosphere. A well designed pond will turn your outdoor space into a retreat, where you can get away from it all. With a pond, you will enjoy the sights and sounds of nature including unique plants, running water and possibly even some Koi fish. Paramount Landscaping will always consider the relevant styles and aesthetics to suit your needs.
Green water is caused by the growth of large numbers of single-celled algae, which live suspended in the water and is fuelled by light and excess nutrients in the water – typically making its appearance as the days begin to get sunnier in the spring. There are many different symptoms, depending on the algae present. These are the most common symptoms:
The main culprit is nitrate, a nutrient which forms naturally as left-over fish food, fish faeces and dead plant material decays. Nitrate test kits are widely available and very simple to use, but often simply clearing out fallen leaves, cutting and discarding dead water-plant foliage and avoiding over-feeding your fish can make a big difference.Where blanket weed and algae are already a problem in an established pond, consider the following
All pond algae can sometimes be discouraged by floating a mesh bag of barley straw on the pond 50g of straw per sq m of water surface area is ideal. Add the straw in spring and remove it when it has turned black usually about six months later. Lavender can be added to the barley straw for additional effectiveness
For smaller ponds and water features try a liquid barley straw extract. Various other products are available that combine barley straw extract with a blend of micro-organisms designed to remove nutrients from the water and discourage algal growth
Various other treatments are available. Some appear to be effective only in settling suspended debris, others may give short-term control of free-floating algae. Some have been claimed to be effective in controlling the most troublesome types, such as the filamentous algae or blanket weeds. There are, however, several different groups of algae collectively called blanket weed. These individual treatments only affect certain algae, so you might have to try several products to find one that works in your pond. Treatment needs to be repeated at intervals
Do not be tempted to change the water in the pond, as it will bring only short-term relief, the problem becoming worse subsequently
These methods should all be treated as quick fixes, and only treat the symptoms. The conditions that caused the algae to grow in the first place should be improved
Paramount Landscaping have been dealing with these problems for many years and can assist with your aquatic plant management and algae and blanket weed control.
A properly designed and installed koi pond can give you an all-natural, low maintenance piece of paradise, as well as, provide food, shelter, and safety to the wildlife around it. The key to a beautiful fish pond comes in the proper inclusion and placement of each piece of the ecosystem puzzle; Circulation, Filtration, Fish, Aquatic Plants, Rocks/Gravel and Bacteria.
Circulation System is really just a fancy way of saying “pumps and plumbing.” The proper size pump and pipe diameter are extremely important for the aesthetics of a koi and fish pond. More importantly, an efficient circulation system keeps the water moving and provides the necessary oxygen levels for healthy fish and plants.
Proper Filtration System includes the use of both a biological and a mechanical filter. A biological filter provides surface area for beneficial bacteria to colonize and remove excess nutrients from the water. A mechanical filter will not only pre-filter the water and house the pump; it will also skim debris from the water’s surface to prevent the accumulation of organic materials on the pond floor.
Fish are an integral part of any ecosystem. Unfortunately, fish are often seen as creating a maintenance nightmare. Contrary to popular belief, fish will actually reduce pond maintenance, as they graze on string algae and bottom feed from the pond floor.
Aquatic Plants are Mother Nature’s true filters. Plants are great for adding character to a pond by providing colour and texture, but from a filtration perspective, they’re second to none. Thriving from the excess nutrients in a pond and depriving algae of its food source, the aquatic plants in a water garden, given proper coverage, are critical for the overall health of the ecosystem.
Rocks, Gravel, and Bacteria have been a controversial element in the hobby for many years. Many enthusiasts have steered away from rocks and gravel out of fear that their system will become a maintenance nightmare. On the contrary, rocks and gravel will not only make your pond look more natural, they will also protect pond liners from UV light degradation and they provide tremendous surface area for beneficial bacteria to break down excess nutrients in the water and dissolved organic debris on the pond floor.
Having all these things in place makes all the difference in the health and success of your water garden. Use them and work with Mother Nature, not against her, for a chemical-free wonderland of water! The truth is that most people opt for the ecosystem way of water gardening because it’s easier and it just makes sense. A low-maintenance ecosystem pond provides you with more free time to enjoy friends and family … while gathered around your pond, of course!
We offer KOI, Fish and Wildlife Pond Design & Build services throughout Derbyshire Nottinghamshire and South Yorkshire
If you live in the Derby, Nottingham, Belper, Sheffield, Darley Dale, Tupton, Ripley, Ashover, Bakewell, Wingerworth, Rowesley, Mansfield, Hasland, Chesterfield, Alfreton, Ashbourne, Ollerton, Matlock, Balborough, Cromford, Southwell, Bakewell, Lincoln, Wirksworth, Loughborough Sutton-in-Ashfield area contact us today.
Powered by GoDaddy Website Builder