Consider a net this spring
One essential spring pond-cleaning ritual includes
removing winter netting, leaves, and other debris. Consider
installing or keeping netting on in the warmer months.
you may find it's just what you need for your pond.
With spring comes inclement weather. A strong spring storm
may carry last year's leaves, branches, old nests, and other
unexpected debris into your pond. A medium mesh will
suffice if you are just worried about storm debris. If you have
evergreens, consider smaller mesh to keep needles out.
Squirrels, chipmunks, some birds, and other critters build
their new nests in the spring. Last year's nests may be
dumped by the animals, or, unused and unsecured, are more
likely to fall to the ground. Medium mesh protection nets will
help keep these above your pond, where you can simply toss
them off before they break down and cause water problems.
As fish get more active during warmer weather, you
may have some that try to jump from the pond. The
shallower the water is, the more likely this is to happen.
The right netting can help keep fish from jumping out.
Laguna Pond Netting has medium 1/2" mesh,
which is perfect for keeping fish where they belong.
Other animals, like cats, raccoons, or wading birds (think
herons, cranes, and egrets), can eat fish or seriously injure
them. To help keep that from happening, consider keeping
your netting on year-round. Netting may not totally protect
your valuable fish from predators, but it can be a deterrent. If
you are using netting for predator control, large mesh is the
ideal choice. Look at the 2" mesh Protection Net.
Good netting will be durable and easy to place. Check out our entire pond netting collection
to find one that's right for your pond situation.