What is your Pond Hardiness Zone?

Here is a blurb from the garden.com site about the Hardiness Zone map.

“The 1990 USDA Hardiness Zone Map

The USDA Hardiness Zone Map is one of several maps developed to provide this critical climate information. The USDA map is the one most gardeners in the eastern United States rely on, and the one that most national garden magazines, catalogs, books, and many nurseries currently use. This map divides North America into 11 separate zones. Each zone is 10?F warmer (or colder) in an average winter than the adjacent zone. (In some versions of the map, each zone is further divided into “a” and “b” regions.)”

So often we are talking to customers from cold climates in the US and Canada and have to stop and figure out what is their Hardiness Zone before we can recommend solutions to a problem they are having with their pond. When you think about a Hardiness Zone you usually think gardening, but pond plants and fish can be strongly impacted by which Hardiness Zone you are in. It is good for you to know it. We have found a site that allows you to type in your zip code and get your zone. What could be easier! USDA Hardiness Zone Finder

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