Pond season help
The pond season is a busy time for contractors, installers and retailers. So to help you get ready we’ve pulled together some useful resources that you can use with your customers, including our How to set up the perfect fish pond leaflet. This leaflet is for the trade to use that offers simple and easy advice to people thinking of creating a fish pond in their garden. Please feel free to download copies to hand out to customers or you can use it on your website or social media.
- How to set up the perfect fish pond (A5 size)
- How to set up the perfect fish pond (tri-fold DL size)
- How to set up the perfect fish pond (A3 size) You could use the inside as a poster when you print to A3.
Helpful resources for people with new ponds
We’ve gathered together some other useful leaflets for you to download and give to customers to help them set up and be successful with their garden pond
- Setting up a wildlife-friendly pond leaflet
- OATA’s pond fish care sheet
- OATA’s pond safety tips sheet
- OATA’s How to test for water quality care sheet
- OATA Android Troubleshooting Fishkeeping app
Are you ready for the aquatic plant ban which comes into force in April 2014? Here are some resources to make sure you can help your customers make the best choice of plant for their new pond – and avoid buying the wrong ones. Please also encourage them to compost with care.
- Reminder of aquatic plant sale ban from April 2014
- How to ID Myriophyllum aquaticum (Parrots feather)
- How to ID Ludwigia grandiflora (Water Primrose)
- How to ID Hydrocotyle ranunculoides (Floating Pennywort)
- How to ID Crassula helmsii (New Zealand pigmyweed)
- How to ID Azolla filiculoides (Water Fern)
- Order Be Plant Wise leaflets and posters here
- Watch the Be Plant Wise campaign video here – why not use it on your website or social media?
There’s lots of helpful information out there that you can pass on to your customers to help them over the long term with their pond. What about using these resources on your website or social media channels?
- Why not visit the Freshwater Habitats (formerly the Pond Conservation Society) website and encourage your customers to get involved with the Big Pond Dip? It’s a great way to help them fall in love with their pond & get years of enjoyment out of it.
- There’s also lots of useful information here on ponds and wildlife
- It’s vital to get the public to compost or get rid of pond plants responsibly. Get free point of sale Be Plant Wise material to help spread the message here.
- Why not encourage your customers to report non-native plants and animals when they see them in the countryside by downloading mobile apps their phone? Good ones include PlantTracker, AquaInvaders and Th@s Invasive. Again, why not think about promoting these in your shop or on your website and social media channels?