Garden & Pond Top Tips

Control Weeds This is the one pond problem everyone has to face. There are five kinds of aquatic plants-algae, floating, emergent (foliage above the water), submersed (most of the plant is under water) and floating leaved. Some plants are desirable. Plankton algae is a source of food and oxygen. Filamentous algae is that green slime draped over your hook. (It's not good.) There's a tipping point when weeds begin to take over a pond, says Ian Menzies, business manager for Imas Aquatic & Garden Services. The pond has to be constructed carefully, or in a short time "you get a wetland," notes Menzies. IMAS sells a line of aquatic products to manage nuisance and exotic weeds and algae.

It is common place for you to move into a house with an existing pond. Sometimes people leave a blow by blow account of what to do and what to expect and some people leave nothing. This is often problematic if you have no experience of pond keeping and have a lot of fish that are reliant upon your support.

Inherited a pondDon’t worry we are able to help. We are able to visit you and will assess your specific situation. We will provide you with a broad over view of your pond, allowing you to understand what you have and how to manage it. Our main objective is to enable you to move confidently forward with your new pond, we are happy to provide as much information as you can digest. However we wouldn’t want to over complicate the situation. So we would record your pond details, capacity, type, equipment etc. and should you need any further support as you start to live with your pond we are just at the end of a phone.

The cost of this service starts at £45 (+vat), to get an accurate quote and organise please either call or mail.