We often are asked if it's safe for pond fish in the Northern Michigan Climate. The cold weather is actually a condition pond fish are evolved for. Being bottom feeders pond fish & frogs will burrow near the bottom of the pond and stay safe. We install bubblers for the season at the appropriate depth to keep the oxygen levels healthy for the fish. They don't move a whole lot during the winter but they still need to breathe.
Our ponds are ecosystems and set up to keep your plants and fish alive and well through all 4 seasons. The gravel at the bottom is there to not only keep healthy bacteria levels and ph for your pond but also to allow the fish places to rummage for food and dig in for the winter months. Your frogs will hibernate for the season under your gravel as well.
We also will cover your pond with a net at the end of the fall to keep both leaves and predators out to keep your fish safe. Pond fish are incredibly resilient as well as beautiful and with the proper care and attention can live a long healthy life in Northern Michigan.