I have frequent visitors to my New Jersey pond, dragonflies. I have always enjoyed the dragonfly and appreciated its unusual shape, wing design, and colors. It is an easy way to lose a few minutes of time watching the dragonfly go through its aerial acrobatics just above the surface of my pond.
KODAMA KOI ACADEMY REVIEW
I love my koi, who they are and their beauty. My favorite koi is quite the character, he was a rescue koi, he came to me with a lower jaw that did not line up right with his upper jaw; he looks like his momma may have slapped him too hard when he was a… Read more »
WILL THE REAL KOI POND STAND UP
I was told recently while in a conversation with another koi pond keeper that my koi pond is not a real koi pond. Now before I get to how this comment came about, let me lay out some indisputable FACTS.
OPPORTUNITIES WITH SUSTAINABLE LANDSCAPES
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… Read more »
SUCCESS WITH WATER FEATURES SEMINAR
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”.
THE STAYCATION POND
Every now and then we all come across a new buzzword. Well, in my industry and in several others as well one of the latest “buzzes” is the staycation. Maybe you’ve heard of this latest trend with homeowners.
LED POND LIGHTING
I’ll deny I said this, but I want to turn your pond green. As I try to continually steer Full Service Aquatics towards becoming “greener” in our practices and products I sometimes feel like that goal gets a bit farther away with every step forward, but in a good way.
NATURAL PREDATOR PROTECTION
Ok, pond owners this is the time of year that we all have to start our vigilance and watch out for herons showing up at out pond. Late winter is always the time of year that the herons start making their patrols in search of that easy meal, of our beloved pets, from our ponds…. Read more »
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… Read more »
KOI NUTRITION AND CHEERIOS
This morning I fed my koi Cheerios, yes you read that right, Cheerios. Like most mornings I went out to feed my guys before heading out for the day and realized that I was at my last handful of koi food and this was one hungry pond installation full of koi fish. The fistful of… Read more »