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Founded in 2006, Great Lakes Pondscapes is a distributor and retail store that offers shipping throughout the continental US for high-quality pond, lake, fountain, and waterfall systems and supplies, as well as garden décor, bird feeders & accessories, wind chimes, etc. Working primarily with top-name brands like Aquascape, Airmax, Droll Yankees, and Woodstock Chimes, we carry everything you need to transform your outdoor surroundings into a beautiful haven; as well as find that perfect garden accent or gift. Whether you’re a do-it-yourselfer, contractor, or property manager we are here to help you. If you don’t see it here, give us a call because it may be in our retail location.
So peruse our website and see our water garden and lake products, bird feeders and accessories, seasonal care items, decorative pieces and more. Personalize your pond with floating pond decorations like the Solo Turtle on a Boat or select a functional predator control item like the Blue Heron or Floating Alligator decoys! Add aeration or a fountain to your farm pond! Enjoy the USA made and lifetime warranty Droll Yankees bird feeders, which also make great gifts!
As a distributor for Aquascape and Airmax, and a Droll Yankees Service Center, we handle any warranty matters for those products for you!
Koi, aquatic plants, bird feed, and other non-shippable items are available at our retail location @ 29891 E. Red Arrow Hwy at 30 th Street in Paw Paw.
10 Tips for Fall Pond
A nip in the air, shorter days, and
the shedding of multi-colored leaves from the trees signifies a changing of the
seasonal guard. Gardeners across the country take precautions to protect their
landscapes from the harsh reality of winter. Water features in the landscape
require special consideration when putting your pond to bed for a long winter's
nap. Pond maintenance chores in the fall and winter vary depending on where you
live, but there are some basic guidelines to help your aquatic plants and
finned friends weather the chill of Mother Nature. Following is a
handy check list to help ensure a healthy pond come spring time.
Decaying leaves and foliage produce
toxic gases that can harm your fish so you want to remove this debris before
winter rolls into town. You don't need to remove every single last leaf, but
try to remove the majority.
If you put protective pond netting
over your pond before the leaves started to fall, your job is easy. Carefully
roll up the net and discard the leaves that were caught.
If you didn't use a net over the
surface of your pond, you'll need to remove the build-up of leaves from the
bottom of the pond. Use a long handled pond net to scoop them out. Check your
skimmer basket and remove any leaves that are still caught inside.
Add Cold Water Beneficial Bacteria
to the pond once the temperature drops below 50 degrees. Use twice weekly for
two weeks, and then once per week until the water starts to freeze.
Stop fertilizing your aquatic plants
after the first frost.
Trim back hardy marginal aquatic
plants to 2" above the water to keep the dead foliage from drooping over
into the pond.
Trim back waterlily leaves and stems
to 2-3" above the base of the plant. This keeps dead foliage from
decomposing in the pond.
If you left hardy waterlilies in
their pot, drop them into the deepest part of the pond to over-winter. Do not
bring them indoors as they need a period of dormancy.
Bring tropical waterlilies indoors
if you want to over-winter them. Keep the pot in 50-degree water or take them
out of the pot and store in sand. Be advised, even trained horticulturists lose
a lot of tropical waterlilies when storing them indoors, so you might simply
want to treat them as annuals.
- Once temperatures drop to 50 degrees, stop feeding your
fish. They need to get ready to hibernate and you'll want to avoid any
metabolic complications. You can feed them Cold Water Fish Food until the
temperature drops below 50 degrees.
Fall Hours have started. Monday –
Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm and Saturday 9 am to 4 pm
We are extending our season – We will
be open until December 21, 2016 for your holiday shopping needs. Remember we
have bird feeders, bird seed, yard and home décor. We have perfect items for anyone on your
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