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How to Outwit Blue Heron

By |2022-05-23T10:18:39-04:00May 23rd, 2022|Koi Pond, Pond and Fish Care, Ponds 101|

What are pond predators, including heron? They are animals that stalk the fish in your pond. Around the Philadelphia area, heron tend to be the biggest problem. How can you tell predators are stalking?  If you notice fish missing, that’s the most obvious sign.  People also sometimes find half-eaten fish in their pond.  You may

Low Maintenance Pond

By |2022-05-07T20:12:17-04:00May 7th, 2022|Koi Pond, Pond and Fish Care, Ponds 101, Water Features|

Want a Low Maintenance Koi Pond? What makes an Philadelphia low maintenance pond? There are 5 things that make an ecosystem pond run: #1: Low Maintenance Pond Filtration A biological filter, which provides an area for beneficial bacteria to colonize while removing excess nutrients from the water, is one of two types of necessary filtration

Water Garden Plants

By |2022-04-20T10:50:38-04:00April 5th, 2022|Koi Pond, Pond and Fish Care, Ponds 101|

Looking for a way to soften the rocky edges of your pond? Want to add some color and attract beautiful wildlife? Try adding Water Garden Plants! While many people have their own favorite collection of pond plants, there may still be some varieties that you haven’t tried yet. We invite you to consider the following

Winter Pond Care: How to Keep Your Fish Comfortable

By |2022-02-08T11:20:31-05:00February 3rd, 2022|Pond and Fish Care|

Winter pond care As the days grow colder and temperatures fall, in order to keep your fish alive and comfortable, take the following issues into consideration. Non-sensitive fish are capable of surviving successfully outdoors, but only in ponds with a depth of at least 18 to 24 inches. Please find a new space

How to Find a Pond leak

By |2022-02-08T11:21:11-05:00January 15th, 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 pond

How to Maintain a Running Winter Pond

By |2021-12-21T13:09:32-05:00November 30th, 2021|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

What to Do with a Hot Pond

By |2021-08-06T12:03:13-04:00July 2nd, 2021|Koi Pond, Pond and Fish Care, Ponds 101|

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

Philadelphia Wetland Filter Installation

By |2021-09-23T13:57:31-04:00June 4th, 2021|Pond Design|

The Need for a  Wetland Filter We have been working for quite a few years with St Vincent’s of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia and knew they needed a Wetland Filter Installation.   St Vincent’s is a beautiful retirement home for priests with a large pond in the courtyard as a focal point and meeting place.  The

How, When, and What to Feed Your Pond Fish

By |2021-05-04T19:09:15-04:00April 17th, 2021|Koi Pond, Pond and Fish Care|

The Best Part of Owning a Fish Pond? For many people, it’s the fish. From goldfish to koi to shubunkin, feeding time is always the best time you can have with your fish. This is when they come up close to you and sometimes even let you pet them or, with some training, eat

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