DE-ICING YOUR POND PT.2

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Now you’ve chosen what type of de-icer you plan to use it’s a good idea to know how to install them. It is best to place the de-icer in your pond at the time of winterizing your pond. You may not necessarily have to have it plugged in but it is staged and ready to… Read more »

DE-ICING YOUR POND

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It’s that time of year here in the Northeast US that pond owners need to keep an eye on their ponds. Typically when January hits, this area will receive some sustained below freezing weather that will surely create ice on unheated ponds. Pond heaters are a pretty costly approach to controlling temperatures in the pond… Read more »

POND SAFETY AWARENESS

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Pond safety is a pretty tough topic to be able to come to any one solution as to what would be definite guidelines for safety. The difficulty in defining this matter comes from the fact that there are so many types of ponds, waterfalls, koi ponds, fountains, water features, and streams. Each one has its… Read more »

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. This morning I sat by my pond and drank a cup of coffee while… Read more »

A WORD ON POND EXCAVATION

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Pond digging! That seems to be what most call this activity. I call it pond excavation, and as a professional pond excavator that seems to sound so much better to me. At some point every pond builder has heard, and will hear again, the suggestion from a potential customer, usually while in the negotiating process;… Read more »

FEEDING YOUR POND FISH

Feeding your pond fish is a seasonal consideration. It is drawing near the end of summer and it is time to make sure that your koi, goldfish, and pond fish are getting all the fish food that they care to enjoy right now! This time of year is an excellent time as a pond owner… Read more »

BATTLE OF THE GREAT BLUE HERON

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At 6:30 this morning eastern time, I was splashing a bit of 1/2 and 1/2 in my coffee, looking out my kitchen window at my pond as I do every morning, I must have been looking at it for a good10-15 seconds before I noticed that right before my eyes, standing on one of my… Read more »

POND WINTERIZATION, HOW TO WINTERIZE YOUR KOI POND AND WATER GARDEN

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Labor Day weekend, the last hurrah for summer, and all our thoughts go back to…everything and everything is coming like a freight train. Back-to-school, kids sports programs, the holidays just WEEKS away, and time to winterize the pond. No, not exactly time to say goodbye to the pond yet, but we all know that the… Read more »

FROGS AND SKIMMERS, OH MY!

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It is early winter time here in the Northeast, a time when pond pumps in many ponds that have skimming systems suddenly and seemingly for no reason just stop working. I seem to get many phone calls this time of year that “my pump has suddenly died, it was working this morning and this afternoon… Read more »

POND DECORATING CAN EXTEND YOUR POND ENJOYMENT!

As a New Jersey pond guy I am always looking for ways to encourage my pond customers to enjoy their ponds and water gardens or extend the enjoyment of their pond in the areas like the northeast where many ponds go through a “shut-down” period. A great way to extend the enjoyment of a pond… Read more »