Garden & Pond Top Tips

Where possible, use mulches to control weeds, select disease resistant varieties of plants and use cultural or biological control methods to combat pests. Encourage a natural balance to develop by having as wide a range of plants and animals as possible.


Re-commissioning the full pumping system of the pond configuration at Caldecotte Lake Business Park, Milton Keynes

Caldecotte Lake Pond ConfigurationThis whole pond configuration (highlighted above) covered an enormous quarter of a mile. The pumping system hadn’t worked for some months and nobody on site had any real idea about how the system had previously operated.

So we carried out a full investigation, provided a detailed report and then set about the task of getting the system operating once again, which I can report we successfully did. To give you an idea of scale to re-prime the system it took three days of continued pumping from the adjacent lake. That’s not to fill it, just to get it working.

The main submersible pump we installed operated a maximum flow rate of 600 litres per minute and was capable of pushing water to a head of sixteen metres!