We’ve just moved into a new house and there’s a deep wildlife pond surrounded by trees and geraniums around the edge. There’s only 1 plant in the pond at the moment and a resident newt, however the water is very murky and doesn’t seem to have much life at all. Do we need to clean the pond? Is there something we can use to help clear the water? Should we just start adding plants? Do we need oxygenating plants?
We don’t want to keep fish we just want to maintain a nice natural pond for wildlife.