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When to do spring cleanouts

Discussion in 'Water Features' started by ponddude, Mar 18, 2011.

  1. ponddude

    ponddude LawnSite Member
    Posts: 38

    I have read through other thread about cleanouts and why we do them, but I have another question and didnt want to get off topic on the other post.

    When is the best time to do a spring cleanout in the midwest?

    Is it right after all the ice melts and you can get in?

    Or

    Is it better to wait until the water warms up for the bacteria to get going again?
     
  2. tadpole

    tadpole LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,216

    I would think the sooner the better. But, what do I know. Where I am the only ice I deal with is in my Bourbon 'n' Branch.
     
  3. STL Ponds and Waterfalls

    STL Ponds and Waterfalls LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,177

    What the heck is Branch?

    Ponddude, I try to due mine when it is physically possible to play in the water. Plus it helps when all the plants are still dormant and they are eaiser to work with if they need attention.
     
  4. tadpole

    tadpole LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,216

    Am I really THAT old?

    Bourbon 'n' Branch is Bourbon and water. Can't believe you have never heard it called that.
     
  5. STL Ponds and Waterfalls

    STL Ponds and Waterfalls LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,177

    LOL! I guess so, and I was a bartender for 6 years. It must be a southern term.

    Sorry Ponddude..back on topic.
     
  6. turner_landscaping

    turner_landscaping LawnSite Member
    Posts: 187

    Now is the time.. I've already started. If u wait tell it gets warmer ur stressn the fish more.
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