Five Ways Your Pond Can Help You Get Through Lock Down:

With new restrictions being introduced every day, it can be easy to feel like a prisoner in your own home.

While we support flattening the curve and protecting our population from Covid-19 110% we understand that the very good reason behind our social isolation won’t necessarily stop everyone from climbing the walls.

No-one likes feeling caged so to ease the cabin fever you might be experiencing, we’ve made a list of the top five ways your pond can help you get through lock down:

Clean It

Your pond probably hasn’t had a really deep clean in a while and now is the perfect time to do it.

Not only will your fishy friends love you for making their house sparkle but the distraction will help you stay grounded, even if only for a day or two.

Plus, it’s a really great workout.

If you’re looking for ways to educate and entertain the little ones, you could also turn this into a science lesson for your kids as long as it’s safe to do so.

Cleaning your biological filter is a great way to teach them about bacteria and since your fishy friends are the only things living in your pond, you could use it as an example of a complex ecosystem.

Check out this blog post for info about an amazing, space and time defying, microorganism that you can teach the kids about.

This one if you want your lesson plan to include the nitrification cycle.

And this one if you’re looking into the importance of bees.

Plus, if you’re not sure where to start your cleaning adventure, check out our ultimate spring cleaning checklist and make it your autumn one, your ecosystem (and sanity) will thank you.

Meditate By It

Meditation is highly beneficial for the body and soul so it’s a great activity to take up now that you’ve found yourself with all this extra time on your hands.

Meditating by your pond can be extra soothing as you have the lovely sound of trickling water to ease your nerves.

Plus, fish are quite random little critters and watching them can bring hours of joy which is especially useful if you have smaller children on lock down with you!

Use It to Feed Your Family

We’ve all seen the bare shelves and crazy videos floating around social media of people fighting over the society’s most valuable commodity at the moment: toilet paper.

While your pond can’t assist you in the bathroom, it can serve as a source of food and provide super nutritious food for your plants.

You obviously won’t see results immediately but using your pond to grow fresh fruit and veg is great for your family and the environment and getting everything set up nicely will provide a great distraction.

Renovate It

Speaking of DIY, now is a great time to renovate your pond.

Adding sections, reshaping or upgrading your current pond or even installing a completely new one are very effective, time consuming, distractions.

Just because we can’t go out and partake of creative activities, doesn’t mean we can’t be creative, it just means we have to get creative.

We’ve got some great articles on the pond construction process so be sure to check through those before you get started to make the process as easy as possible.

Plus, our new Ultimate Starter Pack was designed specifically for this reason so if you’ve been waiting to take the plunge, now is the time to do so.

Stay Connected With The Outside World

During these unprecedented times we have decided to introduce new virtual consultations so we can keep providing personally tailored, detailed advice to you all.

They’ll be launching in the next couple of days and we are pleased to be able to offer this kind of support.

While we know that video communication isn’t as good as the real deal it’s still a good chat with someone who isn’t part of your normal circle.

 

So there you have it, the top five ways your pond can help your get through lock down. Let us know in the comments what you’ve been doing to stay sane and feel free to mingle, blog comments are one place where social distancing isn’t necessary!