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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

Aquatic Plants Offer Great Benefits

By |2022-09-14T10:22:21-04:00July 8th, 2022|Koi Pond, Pond and Fish Care, Pond Design, Ponds 101|

The Importance of Pond Plants 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

Grow Your Own Waterlilies

By |2022-09-14T10:22:40-04:00June 3rd, 2022|Pond and Fish Care, Pond Design, Ponds 101|

Looking for an eye-catching plant to add to your pond? A popular choice among pond and water garden lovers is the flowering waterlily. These beautiful plans are fun, easy to grow, and come in a wide variety of colors! Ready to make the addition? Here is everything you need to know about growing waterlilies on

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 |2022-09-14T10:22:52-04:00May 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

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