Posts Tagged ‘display pond’

SPANNING THE GLOBE IN THE PURSUIT OF PONDS

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: October 7th, 2011 | No Comments on SPANNING THE GLOBE IN THE PURSUIT OF PONDS

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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.

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CALL BEFORE YOU DIG

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: August 7th, 2011 | No Comments on CALL BEFORE YOU DIG

Call before you dig. Not only is this a good idea, it is the law.

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ROCKS AND GRAVEL IN POND DESIGN

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: June 28th, 2011 | 11 Comments on ROCKS AND GRAVEL IN POND DESIGN

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.

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POND SPITTERS AND FOUNTAINS

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: April 13th, 2011 | 3 Comments on 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 add personality and put that personal touch to your pond.

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HOW TO WINTERIZE A WATER GARDEN

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: February 14th, 2011 | 6 Comments on 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.

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THE AMERICAN POND

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: July 10th, 2010 | No Comments on THE AMERICAN POND

American Koi

Have you ever been yelled at about algae? Have you ever been directly blamed for the growth of algae? I have.I am not sure at exactly which point in my life it happened that I became the guy responsible for algae growth; and I am not sure if that is something to be proud of or not either,

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POND RENOVATION PROJECTS

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: June 21st, 2010 | 1 Comment on POND RENOVATION PROJECTS

Another pond renovation project under our belt. I believe I am one of the few who can genuinely say that they love what they do. Working in the pond industry, like any other type of job, has its good days and bad days,

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THE STAYCATION POND

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: May 3rd, 2010 | No Comments on THE STAYCATION POND

staycation

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.

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LED POND LIGHTING

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: April 27th, 2010 | 2 Comments on LED POND LIGHTING

LED

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.

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POND DECORATING CAN EXTEND YOUR POND ENJOYMENT!

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: November 2nd, 2009 | No Comments on 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 installation is decorating around the pond. In many neighborhoods one can see all sorts of seasonal displays pop up on front lawns; often times a hay bale with some cornstalks or other seasonal items. This type of display is great to extend to the pond. Sure the aquatic plants have stopped growing so how can you add visual interest to the pond? Add a seasonal display by using some nice large pumpkins, gourds, a hay bale. When Halloween rolls around try some carved, lighted jack-o-lanterns, and other spooky seasonal items, a scary skeleton pond side is great fun for the kids. For Thanksgiving and Christmas time add some lighting, a few strands of mini lights around a pond can really add quite a bit of dimension and beauty to the setting or put a banner of your favorite football team by the pond!

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