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WATER LETTUCE IS A REAL PISTIA

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: August 16th, 2013 | 14 Comments on WATER LETTUCE IS A REAL PISTIA

Oh water lettuce.

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You innocent unassuming looking little plant.

     Walk into any water garden supplier and ask for an easy to keep, good for beginners aquatic plant. You will likely have water lettuce suggested to you. Water lettuce is available at just about every aquatic plant vendor out there, and you can even get it shipped to you from online aquatic plant vendors. Some people also call it water cabbage, and it’s scientific name is Pistia, …Pistia stratiotes to be exact.

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WINTER WATER GARDEN WORKSHOP AND BOOTCAMP 2013 REVIEW

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: March 8th, 2013 | 1 Comment on WINTER WATER GARDEN WORKSHOP AND BOOTCAMP 2013 REVIEW

It was a full house with SRO at the Turf Equipment and Supply 2013 Winter Water Gardening Workshop. Chesapeake Bay area pond pros and Certified Aquascape Contractors filled the house on March 7 at the Turf Equipment headquarter in Jessup, MD. The Turf Equipment team along with “The Pond Guy” Greg Wittstock and other guest speakers doled out practical, useful, and powerful business advice for water garden and pond professionals

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PONDEMINIUM 2013 REVIEW

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: February 11th, 2013 | 4 Comments on PONDEMINIUM 2013 REVIEW

The month of February in the Northeast US is certainly the most “wintery” of any month in those parts. Water gardens and koi ponds, waterfalls and splashing fountains are still a distant thought for those with a water garden lifestyle. Yet, it is a perfect time for pond and water garden professionals to start gearing up for a new season in 2013. And PONDEMINIUM is a great way to get it rolling! Pondeminium 2013, hosted by Mark and Rebecca Willoughby from Splash Supply Company of York, PA (www.facebook.com/splashSupply ), brought together a large group of pond pros from February 6-8, 2013.

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CABOMONIUM 2013 REVIEW

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: January 22nd, 2013 | 6 Comments on CABOMONIUM 2013 REVIEW

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Adventures in pond building gets taken to a whole new level when Aquascape Inc. is part of those adventures. Cabomonium 2013 was quite the adventure and took place from January 13 – 17, 2013 in beautiful Los Cabos, Mexico.  Cabomonium is an annual event, hosted by Aquascape Inc., which attracts many of the top talents in the pond industry for 5 days of networking, business building, professional inspiration, creating new and strengthening old friendships. All of this happening in a quaint Mexican resort, Marbella Suites, in the heart of a world class tropical setting.

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THEMED POND DESIGNS. A GREAT FORM OF SELF EXPRESSION.

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: January 7th, 2013 | 1 Comment on THEMED POND DESIGNS. A GREAT FORM OF SELF EXPRESSION.

Theme ponds. Theme ponds? Yes, theme ponds!

How about a pond design based on a theme? The overriding theme for about 99% of the pond I build for people are “natural”; when the time comes to discuss design concepts pretty much everyone always says I want it to look really “natural”. But how about thinking outside of the box of natural looking ponds; what about planning a fun looking pond, or a pond that really reflects who you are or what you find pretty.

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THE 2013 POND. WHAT ARE YOUR POND RESOLUTIONS?

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: January 3rd, 2013 | No Comments on THE 2013 POND. WHAT ARE YOUR POND RESOLUTIONS?

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

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Its 2013, the New Year is actually upon us and already rolling along! As we all “de-holidify” and return to our normal routines; many of us think it’s a good time to make changes and resolutions. I like the chance for a resolution because it seems that there is always something in my life that needs to change, or needs improvement. I welcome the chance to get better in every part of life. For me that always means that in the New Year I look how I can do things differently with my pond since that is a huge part of my life. There’s a million things that I want to do and change with my pond and right now is the time for me to think about those and plan to make the changes in 2013 that I can.  Of course I have to consider what I can afford to do, what I need to do, and what I want to do.

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HOW TO WINTERIZE POND PLANTS WITHOUT DROWNING THEM

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: November 16th, 2012 | 12 Comments on HOW TO WINTERIZE POND PLANTS WITHOUT DROWNING THEM

How to winterize aquatic plants is a very commonly sought after piece of information for water garden pond keepers. Everyone knows the internet is invaluable for fast how-to information and advice; however there is as much bad advice out there as there is good advice. The best advice will come from those who are professionals in the industry who have practical, first person, hands-on EXPERIENCE.

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POND AND WATER GARDEN REPAIR AND RENOVATION QUOTES – HURRICANE SANDRA

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: November 2nd, 2012 | No Comments on POND AND WATER GARDEN REPAIR AND RENOVATION QUOTES – HURRICANE SANDRA

Many New Jerseyans were effected by the ravages of Hurricane Sandra. Damages done to home and property were extreme. Many landscape features such as ponds, water gardens, waterfalls and fountains have been severely damaged or destroyed. If you need pond repair, renovation, restoration, or replacement quotes and estimates due to Hurricane Sandra; Full Service Aquatics will be offering FREE estimates for victims of Hurricane Sandra.

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THE TANCHO KOHAKU, AN INTERESTING KOI VARIETY

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: October 24th, 2012 | No Comments on THE TANCHO KOHAKU, AN INTERESTING KOI VARIETY

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Throughout history certain colors and color combinations have become a part of the fabric of humanity. The most basic colors of humanity would be red, white, and black; these are the colors that are most accessible to us since they come right from nature. Even the earliest cave paintings were made using the combinations of red, white and black.  These colors happen to have the strongest psychological impact on humans along with tremendous cultural significance in just about every culture and religion on the planet past and present.

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THE MIGHTY POND WINTERIZATION SERVICE FOR KOI PONDS AND WATER GARDENS

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: October 16th, 2012 | No Comments on THE MIGHTY POND WINTERIZATION SERVICE FOR KOI PONDS AND WATER GARDENS

The fall pond service, or pond winterization service, for most backyard ponds is an important component in keeping a healthy and balanced pond all year round. The pond winterization service should not be overlooked or discounted by pondowners. The pond winterization service is a vital preparation for your pond as it is heading into some of the harshest weather and outdoor conditions of the year. Pond owners need to ask themselves; can they really feel they can get by on just a spring cleanout every year?

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