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PONDEMINIUM 2014 POND AND WATER GARDEN EVENT REVIEW

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: February 10th, 2014 | No Comments on PONDEMINIUM 2014 POND AND WATER GARDEN EVENT REVIEW

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Were you at Pondeminium 2014? It was hosted by Splash Supply Co. and took place this year again in York, PA on February 5,6,7. Were you there?

     If you are a pond professional and you did not attend Pondeminium you did miss some things. But here are some things you did not miss…

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PONDEMONIUM – THE POND AND WATER GARDEN INDUSTRY’S MOST IMPORTANT EVENT

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: September 12th, 2012 | No Comments on PONDEMONIUM – THE POND AND WATER GARDEN INDUSTRY’S MOST IMPORTANT EVENT

Many industries hold annual events. These events are often times organized to bring together professionals within the given industry as a means to break down “barriers”, build relationships, improve individual businesses, and strengthen the industry. For any industry these events are often critical to the collective success of the industry. Some industries offer larger and smaller events, and regional events; but there is typically one event that will attract all the pros and experts. This type of event, if none other are attended, should be the event that any professional within any given industry should be going to. They should attend if for nothing else than to see how everyone else in their industry is doing and to insure that what they do as a profession is strong and sustainable. For the pond, water garden, and water feature industry this annual event is Pondemonium.

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IT WAS PONDEMONIUM IN 2012! REINVENT YOURSELF TO WIN THE BATTLE

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: August 28th, 2012 | 1 Comment on IT WAS PONDEMONIUM IN 2012! REINVENT YOURSELF TO WIN THE BATTLE

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Navy Pier has been an important Chicago landmark for close to 100 years. Located along the shores of Lake Michigan, projecting 3300 feet out into the great lake; Navy Pier is Chicago’s top tourist attraction. This year Navy Pier also served as the starting point for the watergarden and pond industry’s biggest event PONDEMONIUM!

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YOUR RAIN BARREL, HOW TO CLEAN AND MAINTAIN IT

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: March 12th, 2012 | 8 Comments on YOUR RAIN BARREL, HOW TO CLEAN AND MAINTAIN IT

Rain barrel hygiene! Have you been rain water harvesting without a clean up? Your rain barrel could use a good cleaning, its’ been a couple of years now right? Have you taken a good look inside your rain barrel lately? You may be surprised at what you find.

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PONDEMINIUM 2012 EVENT REVIEW

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: February 9th, 2012 | 4 Comments on PONDEMINIUM 2012 EVENT REVIEW

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In the month of February there are not too many people thinking about ponds and water gardens. It is cold, weather is nasty, and the ground has not been seen for a month now. Pond and water garden professionals are huddled around their stoves with blankets draped across their backs impatiently waiting on Spring.

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OPPORTUNITIES WITH SUSTAINABLE LANDSCAPES

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: May 16th, 2010 | 2 Comments on OPPORTUNITIES WITH SUSTAINABLE LANDSCAPES

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In the early winter months of every year things slow down enough for me to catch up on some office work and take a bit of time to attend industry events. The late winter/early spring of 2010 had several pond/landscape industry seminars traveling the country and one seminar, “Creating Opportunity with sustainable Landscapes” being held by Ed Beaulieu of Aquascape Inc., came into my area.

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SUCCESS WITH WATER FEATURES SEMINAR

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: May 12th, 2010 | No Comments on SUCCESS WITH WATER FEATURES SEMINAR

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As most people do in their work lives; I attend seminars, workshops, trade shows and other industry related events when I can. I recently had the occasion to hit an industry event being held by Greg Wittstock “The Pond Guy”.

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RAIN GARDEN CERTIFICATION FOR RAINWATER HARVESTING IN NEW JERSEY

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: February 22nd, 2010 | No Comments on RAIN GARDEN CERTIFICATION FOR RAINWATER HARVESTING IN NEW JERSEY

On February 18, 2010 I spent the day working on the first part of my Rain Garden Certification process through Rutgers University Extension. The first part of this process was spent doing class time. I was able to spend the day with several other candidates in a lecture hall meeting with and connecting with some of our areas top rain garden experts and professionals. Topics ranged from the basics of what is a rain garden to installation process, site selection, plants to use, benefits of rain gardens, regulations for rain gardens, as well as a panel of rain garden experts made available for us to field questions and an open exchange of ideas.

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PONDS AND COFFEE

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: December 11th, 2009 | 3 Comments on PONDS AND COFFEE

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I have a confession to make; I use pond water to make my coffee. Ok, I’m kidding, not only would my Pond Princess (wife) kick me to the curb if I still did that, more importantly the coffee would taste funky.

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This morning I sat by my pond and drank a cup of coffee while I tossed some breakfast pellets to my lovely koi fish. I was still in my pajamas while doing this and it is not the first time nor will it be the last time I do this. Drinking coffee by my pond is one of the most relaxing things I do. Drinking coffee by my pond is greatly missed in those winter months, when I will sit by my dining room window looking out at my pond while drinking coffee, not quite as relaxing but a relished activity of mine all the same.

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WATER GARDEN PONDS AND RAINY DAYS

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: October 28th, 2009 | No Comments on WATER GARDEN PONDS AND RAINY DAYS

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Driven inside. Yes, believe it or not another New Jersey rainy day in the summer of 2009. You know my pond work is outdoors most of the time so I only get rained out by heavy rain with thunder and lighting, and that’s what we have today in New Jersey. So, it’s a good excuse to give the pond construction crew a day of rest, and the pond maintenance services tech a day to cool off too. But for me I just find another way to work, and this seems like a golden opportunity to talk about ponds and watergardens and how rain can affect them. Full Service Aquatics customers come to expect clear water in their ponds on a consistent basis, and that’s what we deliver to them, but there has to be an exception made when Mother Nature decides to drop that wonderfully precious, nutrient rich rainwater from the sky. Rainwater is one of our greatest gifts but water full of nutrient is not always great for our koi ponds and water gardens, especially in great quantities.

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