Category: WATER GARDENS

WHAT TO DO FOR YOUR KOI POND WATER GARDEN DURING SPRING

NJ Spring Pond Cleaning

Many New Jersey pond owners are wondering what to do for a koi pond or water garden during Spring, around this time of Winter. As grey Winter days lengthen and brighten with most of the cold solidly behind us, New Jersey pond keepers start thinking toward Spring.

HOW TO DE-ICE YOUR KOI POND WATER GARDEN

Deicing a pond

The seasonal dynamics and beauty of pond keeping are just one of the many reasons to take up the enjoyment of being a koi pond water garden keeper. Each season brings with it a new pond keeping experience. Winter pond keeping holds a unique charm.

INTERNATIONAL WATER GARDEN SOCIETY SYMPOSIUM 2016 REVIEW

It could have happened just about anywhere on the planet there is a strong connection to the world of water gardening; but the International Water Gardening Society’s Annual Symposium took place in Mexico’s Yucatan peninsula in 2016. The IWGS Symposium attendees on one hand lay somewhere between an assemblage of botanists, horticulturalists, aquatic plant breeder/growers… Read more »

CAN I BRING MY WATER LETTUCE INDOORS FOR WINTER?

water lettuce

Question: Can I bring my water lettuce indoors for the winter and put them in my fish aquarium until Spring? Answer: Some questions don’t have a clear cut answer, but the short of this answer is YES, you can bring water lettuce indoors for the winter months. With that advice let’s clarify the answer. If… Read more »

HOW TO CONTROL STRING ALGAE IN YOUR KOI POND AND WATER GARDEN

blanket algae

Hey pond keepers we all have to deal with string algae in your koi pond and water garden at some point. String algae happens to the best of us be if a big pond or small pond, a professionally installed pond or the backyard DIY pond. String algae in your koi pond and water garden… Read more »

PONDEMONIUM 2016 REVIEW “LEADING THE CHANGE!”

Pondemonium 2016

Operating from a fly, dragonfly, on the wall perspective the 2016 Pondemonium “Leading the Change” event hosted by Aquascape Inc. in St. Charles, Ill. from August 24-28 was another spectacular success. With digital age technology allowing one to observe events through photo, video, and Facebook posts while not physically participating in them, I am offering… Read more »

KOI POND AND WATER GARDEN CLUBS

Mike Gannon

  Local koi pond and water garden clubs are the first ripple in getting to know your pond keeping community. Koi pond and water garden clubs are an invaluable resource for information on fish, plants, and how to manage your pond. Pond clubs are also a very fun outlet into the lifestyle of pond keeping…. Read more »

NEW JERSEY POND WATERFALL LEAK REPAIR IS EASY!

pond leak

New Jersey pond and waterfall leak repair can be made easily and inexpensively. As Spring unfolds and we all get our NJ ponds, water gardens, and waterfalls up and running again many pond and water feature owners will experience leak issues.

TADPOLES IN YOUR BACKYARD WATER GARDEN POND

tadpole new jersey pond

I learned while researching this blog topic of tadpoles that the ancient Egyptians used the image of a tadpole in their system of hieroglyphics. I thought it was pretty cool that the tadpole made it into the sacred carvings of this ancient culture. The image of a tadpole was drawn to represent the number and… Read more »

NEW JERSEY POND DESIGNER SEEKING POND AND WATER FEATURE PROJECTS

Mike Gannon

New Jersey pond designer Mike Gannon of Full Service Aquatics is seeking new koi pond, water feature, and water garden projects for the new season. Are you considering a koi pond, water garden, or water feature for your New Jersey home or business?