I want to put my pond between my two huge beautiful pine trees. Is that unwise? And if so, is there any way to do this more wisely?
The pine trees will help to provide shade but they will also leave you with pine needles in your pond. The pine needles can be a problem if you are unable to find a net to prevent them from dropping into your pond. The pine needles can be taken care of when in your pond by using Beneficial Bacteria that will quickly dispose of the pine needles as they break down. Otherwise without using a Beneficial Bacteria those pine needles will essentially become food for Algae growth. If you choose to leave your pond where it is I would suggest using Beneficial Bacteria all year round and for the Fall and Winter months use a very fine pond net to help prevent pine needles from gathering in the bottom of your pond during the cold season.