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POND SPITTERS AND FOUNTAINS

Spitters and fountains are ancient ways of artistic expression using water. The Romans are very famous for the use of fountains and spitters in their water works. The “Brussels Boy ‘spitter’” of a young boy urinating is a cultural icon, now found gracing ponds around the world. Today spitters are still a great way to… Read more »

THE GREAT BLUE HERON AND YOUR POND

LOOK! Up in the sky! It’s a bird, it’s a pla… no, actually it is a bird! About the size of a plane! The Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias) is North America’s largest heron coming in at about 4 ½ feet tall, 8 lbs., and with a wing span close to 7’ across! This is… Read more »

HOW TO WINTERIZE YOUR RAIN BARREL

When winter sets in for the colder zones, we all have to reel in and winterize most of our backyard living accessories like rain barrels. It becomes time to store this, or tarp over that, put away and shut things down.

HOW TO WINTERIZE A WATER GARDEN

The water gardening season always seems to pass by a little too quickly. It seems that just as the water garden is looking at its fullest and best the autumn and winter are lurking just around the next calendar page.

WINTER CLEAR WATER

Why is my pond water sooo clear when it starts getting cold out? I hear this question every year as the temperatures being to fall and the pond season in the northeast starts to come to an end. It is a good question too.

ANTHONY ARCHER-WILLS

January 2011. Deep winter is not good for the psyche of a pond builder. The cabin fever sets in right quick. Deep winter serves a purpose for the pond builder of the northern climes though; it gives us some down time to recharge, rethink, and plan.

IT’S 2011, HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Have I told you happy New Year yet? Well, if not, happy New Year! I should tell you now before it gets to that point where it is too late to wish this. Have I told you that I appreciate you? Well, if not, I do; and if you’re reading this New Year message I… Read more »

A WELL EQUIPPED POND

You’ve just installed the pond you have been dreaming of, or maybe you have acquired a pond with the purchase of that new home; so now you have the pond, but are you equipped for it?

PUMP UP YOUR POND!

Not all pond pumps are created equal, and not all water pumps can be used for ponds. Filtration is key in the performance of your pond’s filtration system and at the heart of every pond filter system is a pump.

HOW TO GET RID OF POND SCUM

The topic and problem of pond scum is an issue that at some time or another, likely affects all pond owners. The problem with trying to fix or even diagnose an issue of pond scum is that it is used as a very loose term and many people will refer to floating aquatic plants, weeds,… Read more »