When the leaves start falling from the trees it is essential to cover your pond with netting. Here Dan Everton describes the different types of pond netting that will prevent leaves having a detrimental effect on pond water and wildlife.
If you allow leaves to fall to the bottom of the pond they will rot, releasing nitrates and noxious gases into the water harming fish and plant life.
Netting also protects any fish you may have from predators such as herons and cats, and once plants have grown through, the netting largely disappears from view.
What's The Choice?
Our most popular pond netting with 1.5cm mesh is dark green to blend in with the surroundings and is available in a variety of sizes from 3 mtrs x 2mtrs to 10 mtrs x 6 mtrs. Bermuda and Blagdon offer similar sized netting and pegs are available to buy separately.
Unobstrusive Child Safety Netting is made from durable 4mm high density polyethylene braid that is UV stabilised and comes in ocean blue or coal jet black. The mesh size is designed to prevent trapping a toddler's head but large enough to limit a child's movement. Available in many sizes up to 10 mtrs x 6 mtrs.
The Oase AquaNet Pond Cover, that measures 3 mtrs x 4 mtrs is naturally weather resistant and comes complete with pegs that fix easily to the ground.
Hozelock pond netting and Oasis Tuff-Net both come with pegs and they have a range of four sizes, 2 mtrs x 3 mtrs, 3 mtrs x 4 mtrs, 4 mtrs x 6 mtrs, up to the largest 6 mtrs x 10 mtrs.
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