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5 Pond Plant Tips

By |2023-02-05T22:47:50-05:00February 5th, 2023|Pond and Fish Care, Pond Design, Ponds 101, Water Features|

Make Pond Plants Look Natural To create a better blend between plants and their surroundings, consider adding aquatic plants around the perimeter of the pond. Plants soften the hard edge of rocks and give a smoother transition from water to land, which mimics the look of ponds and lakes in nature. The Best View Make

How Long Will My Koi Live?

By |2023-01-11T22:13:18-05:00January 11th, 2023|Koi Pond, Pond and Fish Care, Water Features|

Before they became staple features of pond culture, koi fish were originally bred for food in Japan. That was until their beautiful features began to impress their breeders. Koi soon became highly regarded creatures and thus their journey into ponds around the world began. Koi are particularly notorious for their long lifespans. In ideal conditions,

How to Maintain a Running Winter Pond

By |2022-11-25T22:41:53-05:00November 25th, 2022|Pond and Fish Care|

winter pond Winter Pond Care When the temperature starts to plummet, pond owners ask themselves how they can keep their pond running properly during the winter months. Follow our winter tips to keep your pond running optimally throughout the season. Keep a hole in the pond ice Once the temperature starts to drop

Fall Pond Care

By |2022-10-08T17:03:10-04:00October 8th, 2022|Koi Pond, Pond and Fish Care, Ponds 101|

Are you not sure what exactly you need for Fall Pond Care?  As pond owners, the fall season is our cue to begin putting our ponds to bed for winter. It is important that we take precautions to protect our landscapes from the harsh reality of winter. Water features in the landscape require special consideration

Pond Algae Control 101

By |2022-09-22T23:56:53-04:00September 22nd, 2022|Uncategorized|

What is Pond Algae? The two most common types of algae found in ponds are suspended and string algae. Suspended algae, sometimes called “green water”, are single-celled organisms that reproduce at a rapid rate. Due to their tiny size, this algae type is capable of passing through most filtration systems. If the conditions are right,

The Importance of Aquatic Plants

By |2022-09-15T22:27:40-04:00September 15th, 2022|Uncategorized|

Aquatic plants fulfill a variety of ecological roles. They are vital to maintaining a healthy and balanced pond ecosystem. There are four categories of aquatic plants. Submerged plants dig their roots into the pond’s bottom and thrive underwater. Emergent plants are visible primarily above water but are also rooted in the soil at the pond’s

Pond Upgrade Options!

By |2022-09-14T10:22:08-04:00September 3rd, 2022|Pond and Fish Care, Pond Design, Ponds 101, Water Features|

5 Pond Upgrades to Improve Your Outdoor Living Space! Your pond is no doubt great already… but what if it could be better? Below we’ve listed five great pond upgrades to make your outdoor living space that little bit better. Water Lilies Who doesn’t love flowers blooming on water? If you want an additional natural

How to Find a Pond leak

By |2022-08-23T17:27:02-04:00August 21st, 2022|Koi Pond, Pond and Fish Care|

  Finding a Pond Leak Although a little water loss in a Water Feature is normal from evaporation, significant water loss indicates you likely have a leak. It's important to know what to look for if you suspect your pond may be leaking, so here is the procedure we recommend. If the level of your

Overheated Pond?

By |2022-09-14T10:22:30-04:00July 31st, 2022|Koi Pond, Pond and Fish Care, Pond Design|

  Record high temperatures across the nation can create a number of challenges for people, pets, plants, and yes, even your pond. You’ll want to keep a close eye on your water garden, especially when the water temperature reaches 80 degrees or higher. When it stays hot outside for a while,  you are at risk

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