Your koi are getting ready to go into a dormant state where their metabolism will slow way down for the winter and they'll live off the fat they’ve accumulated during the summer. Our water temperatures are now at 55 or below so it’s about time to quit feeding. 55 is the cut off and we’re there here in Central Oklahoma. You could feed a cold weather food now for a couple more weeks if the Sun shines and it gets a little warmer but then it’s really time to quit feeding them at all. Remember if they still want to eat they’ll graze from the pond and help keep the algae at bay. A thermometer is the best tool to help you decide if the water is cool enough to stop feeding.
Nets are going quickly so figure out what size you need or if you already have one, put it on now before the leaves get really seri-ous about falling. You’ll be thankful in the spring. We’ve already trimmed back plants and netted five ponds here at the store. If you need some ideas on how to prop up your nets, come see ours.
The Pond Dollar Reward Program has been revamped for 2020. We will still award one Pond Dollar for every ten dollars spent in the store from October 1, 2019 through October 1, 2020 and they will be redeemable during the month of October for products in stock Class attendees will receive One Pond Dollar for class attendance AND ten percent off any purchases made that same day. All Pond Dollars will expire on October 31st each year. You still have until the 31st to redeem any pond dollars you may have earned this past year.
We will be closed for Thanksgiving, November 28-30 so our employees can enjoy the holiday with their families. We have also decided to keep our Tuesday through Saturday hours all win-ter. Many of you have let me know that you‘ve come out on a Tuesday and found us closed during the winter so we’ve elected to continue to serve you from 9-6 Tuesday through Friday, 10-4 on Saturday. Please call during inclement weather, we don’t always make it in through ice and snow. Be safe on Winter roads.
Always be humble and kind
If you haven’t installed your heater yet, I suggest you do it soon. Temperatures can’t remain this high for very much longer and you’ll be stuck out there in the cold north wind putting it in. If you use an aerator in your pond, consider moving it from the bottom to a shelf in order to keep your pond from super cooling by moving all the water from the bottom to the top. Your fish will really like a warm layer at the bottom of your pond this winter.
Classes SPRING/SUMMER 2019 SCHEDULECheck the schedule for start times. All classes are free and open to the public. No advance registration required. More classes added each month. One Pond Dollar awarded for each class. Attendees receive a 10% discount on all purchases that day. We train rain or shine in the only indoor pond training facility in the U.S.
Military (Active or Retired) and Water Garden Club members
receive a 10% discount
(If you remember to tell us up front! Not after you’ve already paid.)
Valid for Pond Pro Shop purchases only