Q. My small aquatic garden is beautiful, but there is too much algae on the water surface. How do I get rid of it?
Q. What is the recommended fertilizer for a small aquatic tub garden?
Q. I have a new pond with hardy waterlilies and other aquatic plants. I would like to add some fish. Any suggestions?
Q. I have a small garden pond with hardy waterlilies, some grasses and fish. How do I keep the pond from freezing this winter?
Q. Will my waterlilies overwinter outdoors? If not, is there anything that I can do to keep them over the winter?
Q. I have a small aquatic garden in my yard. How do I get it up and operating for summer?
A. Performing basic maintenance on your water feature as part of spring startup will enable it to be a source of enjoyment throughout the warm weather. Here are the basic steps.
• Once the marginal plants begin to grow, remove the pond cover and trim back any dead foliage.
• Verify that pumps and other electrical equipment are operating properly and repair as necessary.
• Service any filters according to their manufacturer’s instructions.