Although a garden pond brings interest to your yard, it also adds to your maintenance chores. Throughout the year, the water's surface collects debris, such as flowers, seeds, leaves and twigs falling from nearby trees, shrubs and flowers. Spreading netting over the pond before flowers fade, seeds disperse or leaves drop, stops the debris from reaching the water and reduces the time needed for cleanup. Instead of needing to skim the pond daily, cleaning the net once every seven to 10 days will be enough.
1 Lay two PVC pipes across the pond, dividing its surface into thirds. Rest each of the pipes' ends on the pond's border so that pipes sit above the water's surface.
2 Spread the pond netting out over the pond on top of the pipes. Lay one edge of the netting on the ground just outside the pond's border. Place rocks on top of this edge of the net to secure it in place.
3 Pull gently on the edge of the net opposite the anchored side, removing any slack so the netting rests on the pipes without hanging in the water. Anchor the netting's edge to the ground with rocks in the same manner as before.
4 Anchor one of the two remaining sides to the ground with rocks. Tug gently on the last side in the same way as before to remove any slack and ensure that the net remains above the water's surface. Anchor the last edge with rocks.