The shared home my fiance and I recently moved into has a small garden area that is overgrown with weeds and a stagnant black plastic garden pond. After a family crisis the hone owner was not able to keep up with it. That is where I would like to come in. The garden area is right outside of our living room windows, so it is a bit of an eye sore. More importantly, when the cooler weather comes here to southern Maryland I would like to be able to open the windows without fear of smelly water or disease spreading insects.
Here is what I know:
There is no working pump and hasn't been for quite some time
The pond once has coy fish living in it
There are now frogs and other insect living in it
The gardeb around it is over run with weeds
There are still some left over plants in the area such as a Hasta and some sort of bush..a rose bush possibly?
How should I clean the pond? Is there something I can drop in that will kill the insects that does not require a pump? Would I be better off draining the pond? If so, how do I go about doing that? What type of cleaner should I use?
I am looking for the safest and most cost effective solution. I appreciate any response.