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Fall/Winter pond check list for the south


If you are lucky enough to live in Florida, like us, you get to enjoy your pond all year round. Here is a fall pond checklist for us southerners: http://backyardgetawayponds.com/fall-pond-checklist/
fall winter pond check list for the south, home maintenance repairs, outdoor living, ponds water features
fall winter pond check list for the south, home maintenance repairs, outdoor living, ponds water features
fall winter pond check list for the south, home maintenance repairs, outdoor living, ponds water features

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  • Dee Lowe
    on Nov 30, 2015

    Ya bee traps haven't worked :( what about water temp in the winter? here in las vegas nv we get to low 40's at night.

    • Backyard Getaway
      on Nov 30, 2015

      @Dee Lowe Sorry about the traps not working. Are they bees or wasps? With Wasps there is a product made by contech called a Waspinator that works really well at keeping them away. The only thing I know of for bees is the traps. I mentioned above the water temp should be around 75-78 degrees for turtles. With low 40's I would invest in a heater. You can get a submersible aquarium heater but they are generally rated for only up to 150 gallons so if you have a large pond that may not work. You may have to put your turtles in a smaller contained pond with a heater.

  • Dee Lowe
    on Nov 30, 2015

    They are Honey bees and I don't want to destroy them just detour them. Seems any water source and they are here by the hundreds, we have a pool & several water features but they seem to like the turtle pond best.WINTER water temps...any suggestions...I have a lg aquarium heater but the water is still way to cold.

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