The North Shore’s Largest Water Garden Center in Rowley, MA
Welcome Pond Enthusiasts!
Here at Country Gardens, we specialize in water gardens. Established in 1978, we started as a greenhouse and nursery growing our own annuals, perennials, and holiday crops. Later, we expanded into a florist shop. In the early 1990s, we developed a passion for water gardens. Again we expanded the business to include this passion for ponds. Through our associations with national and international groups, we have become the North Shore's largest water garden center dedicated to helping others find their passion and create a backyard paradise of their own.
Preparing For Winter
- If you have a net covering the pond, be sure to remove it once all the leaves are picked up and before snow falls.
- Continue to add cold water beneficial bacteria as long as you are able to break down any leaves and organic matter that do accumulate. You can continue to use bacteria without the pump running.
- Remove plants that are killed by frost before they drop to the bottom. Hardy plants can be trimmed and kept below the ice line. (*Do not make a fresh cut on plants with a hollow stem such as cattail, rushes, lotus. We have found they do best if left to rot off)
- You can remove the pump, filter, UV or other equipment that needs to be stored indoors at any time now. Discontinue use of algaecides if your pump is not running.
- Check aerator and replace diaphragm if needed. Set aerator going when you disconnect pump.
- Clean and test de-icer. You will not need it until ice begins to form, but you can get it set up in the pond so you are ready to plug in.
- Stop feeding fish when the water temperature drops below 50*F or when you disconnect pump and filter - whichever comes first.
- See our Pond Winterizing Page for more detailed information.
We are currently sold out of all aquatic plants and fish until Spring 2022