Welcome to the Pond Clinic
The more natural you can make your garden pond, the better it will be for wildlife and this is easy to do by following our advice on keeping the water really clean, making natural edges and letting wildlife colonise naturally.
Get the conditions right and your garden pond will very quickly attract a wide variety of wildlife. You should soon see dragonflies, pond skaters, damselflies, water beetles and backswimmers, as well as frogs and maybe newts.
If you already have a garden pond or are thinking of making one, here are some suggestions for making the most of your garden pond for wildlife.
Key advice on garden ponds
We have also compiled some factsheets with answers to the most commonly asked questions. You can download these here.
If you still have a question or would like further advice please do not hesitate to contact the Pond Doctor on firstname.lastname@example.org or 01865 483114.
Summary Management Guide
How do I help the wildlife in my pond over the winter
What to do if your pond is drying out
Water levels and leaks
Problem aquatic plants
Algae and duckweed
Assessing whether a pond is polluted
Silted up ponds and dredging
Planting up ponds
Ponds of Historical Interest
Creating wildlife ponds in areas of public access
Planning permission advice
Costing your pond project
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