Springtime is almost here, and it’s time to get the yard ready for some fun in the sun! This usually means cleaning up several months’ worth of debris, and it’s often hard to decide where to start. Most homeowners begin by raking leaves and mowing the lawn, and then focusing on the areas where heavy debris accumulates. If you have an outdoor koi pond or water feature, you already know that you have your work cut out for you every spring. Even a covered pond can collect a lot of debris and sludge over the winter!