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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 professionalsRead More
The new FULL SERVICE AQUATICS website is beautiful, and ready for your visit. It is so easy to use and so smooth. Plenty of beautiful things to look at and watch. Plenty of information too, so easy to access. We are calling the new website LOVEYOURPOND.COM and it was designed with the “koi pond and water garden minded” in mind. Welcome.Read More
As a small business owner there is not too much better than when at the completion of a project my customer is satisfied with the results, and makes that final payment to complete the transaction we both entered into. I’m happy, my customer is happy, we both made a good trade. Goods and services in exchange for monetary compensation is happening everyday all around us; it is the norm of today’s business transactions. A recent pond installation project got me thinking about these everyday transactions a little deeper.Read More
For a long time now I’ve been a fan of checking out different koi ponds, water gardens, waterfalls, and just about any other type of water shape. I love seeing the many different interpretations of how a pond is built, decorated, filtered, stocked, and managed. I consider myself pretty fortunate to have a job that allows me to do that on pretty much an everyday basis.Read More
Koi America 2011, were you there?
It’s back baby! The MAKC, Mid-Atlantic Koi Club (www.MAKC.com), hosted the Koi America 2011 event. After a 1 year hiatus Koi America was back on the map for 2011 and took place in Westminster, MD between September 23-25. This was the 22nd show for the MAKC and it was a beautiful weekend for it.
A few years ago as I was making my rounds driving from one customer to another I was merging onto a busy highway from one of the local roads in my area. As I was coming up the on ramp to the highway I was stopped in my tracks but a huge animal looking very much like a dinosaur, in the road. I stopped my truck and watched in awe as this monster lumbered across the roadway towards the busy highway. This modern day dinosaur was snapping turtle. I am very familiar with snapping turtles and this specimen was easily and by far the largest snapper I had ever seen, it was enormous!Read More
Ponds and ducks, they are perfect together. Or are they?
Most constructed backyard ponds are designed and built with the intention of keeping fish and plants, not ducks. So what do we do when a pair of local ducks decides to make our pond their home? I say enjoy it for a short time, take lots of photos for the memories and then gently discourage the ducks from making your koi pond or water garden their home.
Pond…Gravel, those two words used together can make some peoples hair bristle and teeth grind. Gravel use in constructed ponds is hotly debated with lots of passion behind each side’s opinion. Gravel is certainly an aesthetic choice, but it is also a filtration choice.
Gravel filtration is not a new concept although many treat gravel filtration as though it is new to the scene.
There is a lot of debate in the pond world about the use of rock and gravel when constructing ponds. I am a huge fan of all types of ponds; big or small, rocks or no rocks, plants or no plants, formal, freeform or natural, waterfalls or calm reflecting pools; they all have a certain appeal to me. I am always amazed at how many different types of aesthetic appeal modern pond builders can come up with.Read More
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