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.

May September.

Re-instatement of Preston village pond

IMAS Preston Village PondAfter its infill some fifty years ago, Preston Parish Council set about the vilage pond’s re-instatement. For many years the village pond provided water for animals and a soaking point for the passing wooden cart wheels. After many meetings, much planning and a great deal of fund raising, all systems were eventually go.

IMAS Preston Village PondWe were delighted to win the tender and were appointed as the main contractor to undertake the job. The pond will I am sure start to prove a delightful spot for walkers and visitors alike. The pond is positioned directly opposite the Red Lion pub in Preston (just south of Hitchin)