Beware of poisonous trees near the fish pond

2019-04-20 Pets No comment

If you are a pond breeder, you must ensure that some toxic tree species are away from your fish pond. Most species will shed leaves, especially in the fall. The last thing you want is that your koi and other pond fish eat the leaves as they fall into the water.

Even if the leaves are not toxic, the increase in the amount of organic matter that falls into or blows into the pond is bad news; the leaves are often determined on the floor of the pond. Rotten vegetation increases ammonia and carbon dioxide levels; no one wants that!

Net coverage is a viable solution, but in my opinion it detracts from the overall look and feel of the pond; in any case, in many cases!

You might think that it doesn't matter to me because I have a pond surface skimmer to remove the leaves. Although the pond skimmer will remove the leaves, it may not be removed in time. Koi is a curious, hungry creature that will immediately investigate the presence of any new pond!

The right tree species selection will definitely provide a popular respite for your koi, goldfish, clams and other aquatic creatures as its shadow follows the water quickly.

Warm shadows help block UV rays, which in turn helps control the accumulation of suspended algae and blanket weeds. Colder water helps oxygen dissolve more easily into the water from the atmosphere.

When choosing trees to place around the pond, please avoid the following or choose them, it will be your danger! Laburnum, bay, laurel, yew and eucalyptus can cause problems. Other species, although not unduly toxic, have many roots that often interfere with your padded pool; poplar varieties, willows, and sycamore trees are examples to avoid.

The following list is suitable for planting in the backyard, including fish ponds or water gardens:

* Some ash species are a good choice because they don't have too much shadow and their roots don't spread like wild silk. Mountain ash has a long flower-shaped umbel in spring, followed by autumn red berries, which are almost eclipsed by the stunning red leaves. Japanese mountain ash produces large orange berries.

* Crab Apple Tree is a small tree that is an excellent choice for landscapes around fish ponds. Japanese crab apples and spotted Malus Pink Perfection are a good choice.

* Other good choices are Hawthorns or Mays, especially if you need something very tough and cold resistant. Why not try the autumn color of the dogwood [Crataegus prunifolia].

*Betula dalecarlica is great, if you are looking for light leaves and bark, it will turn white over time.

If you have an outdoor pergola located near your pond and want to add some evergreen variegated climbers, make sure you avoid deciduous climbing, such as ivy. This plant species is one of the most toxic species in all climbing species.

If you decide to choose an evergreen deciduous rock climber, the Euonymus fortunei is a good choice because it grows fast, almost no; sometimes it does produce flowers, but you can easily trim it off. .

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