Garden & Pond Top Tips

Provide underwater structures. These are important because they provide a refuge for smaller fish. Place pallets, formed into tepee shapes, on the bottom of ponds. Christmas trees are another good structure. You should burn off the needles first, as they can plug pumps and put a large amount of organic material into the pond. You don't want to build more than three or four structures per acre.

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)