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

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,

6 Steps to Clean Pond Water

By |2021-04-03T22:48:00-04:00April 3rd, 2021|Pond and Fish Care, Ponds 101|

Six steps to clean pond water Most pond owners know the importance  of clean pond water.  Not knowing how to get or keep clean water can be quite a challenge.  But we can help!  Follow the six tips below to help ensure clean pond water: 1. Maintain a healthy fish population If you have more

Philadelphia Koi Pond Myths

By |2020-08-24T10:49:58-04:00July 17th, 2020|Koi Pond, Pond and Fish Care, Ponds 101|

Philadelphia Koi Pond Myths Koi Pond Myth #1:  I should locate my pond to  the lowest part of my yard! Reality:   This is probably the worst location for your investment because of the run-off that can creep its way into your pond. When your pond is positioned near your house, you can take in the

Philadelphia Pond Winter Care

By |2020-08-24T11:31:23-04:00December 3rd, 2018|Pond and Fish Care, Ponds 101|

Pond Care for Philadelphia Winters During the colder winter months, you can either keep your Philadelphia pond running for the winter, or shut it down. To shut your pond down, first unplug the pump, pull it out of the pond, and store it in a frost-free location, submerged in a bucket of water to keep

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