March 13, 2019
Spring Pond Opening Contracts
We are currently scheduling our Spring Pond openings – have you sent in your signed contract? If you have not yet done so or would like Mock Property Service to review our process for those first time customers, please call our office.
As we come out of winter, and temperatures start to climb, your pond is ready to “wake up”. The amount of prep and winterization done at the end of the previous year will dictate what needs done in the spring.
A full clean-out is recommended, but not required. This entails removing 100% of the water and pressure washing your rocks and waterfall. To achieve this, you will need to have a place to put your fish until the job is complete. Using a “tote” of sorts is usually sufficient, unless you have very large fish. We recommend using your existing pond water to hold the fish until the clean-out is complete.
Once your pond and skimmer box is cleaned out, you can begin re-filling your pond. Replace your filter media and place the pump in the skimmer box. When your water is at an acceptable level, you can plug your pump in and start re-circulating the water. (Note: If you use city water, it is imperative that you remove the chlorine and chloamine from your water before adding your fish back in. Using Mock Detoxifying Formula will do this for you.)
Slowly begin adding the new pond water to the holding tank for your fish to acclimate them to the temperature and fresh water. Once they have adjusted, you can go ahead and gently move them into the pond.
You will need to treat your pond weekly with Mock Cold Water Formula until the water temperatures rise to above 65 degrees, then switch over to the Mock 4 in 1 Formula. This Beneficial bacteria will keep your Eco-system in balance and allow the water to stay clear longer.
If all of this seems a bit daunting, or simply won’t fit into your schedule, call Mock Property Services today! We off Spring Clean-Out Service as well as VIP Maintenance throughout the season!
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Mock Cold Water Formula
Use Mock Cold Water Formula when water temps are below 65 degrees (Spring and Fall months) as long as your water pumps are running.
When you first “open” your pond for the season, we recommend that you treat with a double dose for the first two weeks to boost the re-establishment of the ecosystem after a long winter’s nap!
Call Mock Pond and Landscape Supply to order yours today!
Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
Here are 15 of our favorite facts and tidbits about St. Patrick’s Day:
1. St. Patrick’s Day is an Irish national holiday with banks, stores, and businesses closing for the day.
2. The first St. Patrick’s Day celebration in the United States was held in Boston (1737).
3. Shamrocks are the national flower/emblem of Ireland.
4. The color of St. Patrick’s Day was originally blue.
Wearing green has become a staple of St. Patrick’s Day, but the holiday was originally associated with blue. It’s thought that the shift to green happened because of Ireland’s nickname “The Emerald Isle,” the green in the Irish flag and the shamrock, or clover. Green ribbons and shamrocks were worn as early as the 17th century.
5. Beer is one of the most widely consumed beverages on St. Patrick’s Day.
6.Legend says that each leaf of the clover has a meaning: Hope, Faith, Love and Luck.
7. 1962 marked the first time Chicago dyed their river green for St Patrick’s Day.
8. Guinness is one of the most popular drinks on St. Patrick’s Day.
9. Shamrock shakes are also very popular (and tasty!):
10. There are 34.7 million U.S. residents with Irish ancestry. This number is more than seven times the population of Ireland itself.
11. The real St. Patrick wasn’t Irish. He was born in Britain around A.D. 390 to an aristocratic Christian family.
12. Your odds of finding a four-leaf clover are about 1 in 10,000.
13. The world’s shortest St. Patrick’s Day parade is held in an Irish village. It lasts only 100 yards, between the village’s two pubs.
14. To celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, Chicago dyes the river green for a few hours.
15. St. Patrick never got canonized by a pope, making his saintly status somewhat questionable.
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