Posts Tagged ‘pond advice’

RACCOONS AND PONDS

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: June 10th, 2010 | 16 Comments on RACCOONS AND PONDS

raccoon

I always felt that raccoons got an unfair bad rap when it comes to ponds. Prior to any pond installation I always have a consultation with my customers and we talk about the “facts of life” when it comes to owning a pond.

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POND GRAVEL FOR YOUR POND?

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: June 7th, 2010 | 6 Comments on POND GRAVEL FOR YOUR POND?

gravel

When I was a kid my mom had this horizontal cylindrical vacuum cleaner that could easily suck up a roll of quarters, this thing was strong! I, of course, found creative ways to utilize this amazing machine in many ways other than floor vacuuming.

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BOG FILTRATION FOR PONDS

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: June 2nd, 2010 | 3 Comments on BOG FILTRATION FOR PONDS

Creature from the Black Lagoon

Bogs, the image of a bog can sometimes conjure up somewhat swampy unpleasant scenes, think “Creature From The Black Lagoon”. Bog has never been a particularly nice word and in our language

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KEEPIN’ IT GREEN

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: May 31st, 2010 | No Comments on KEEPIN’ IT GREEN

green

I’ve always considered the business I am in to be a green type of business. Keeping in mind that I am trying to be green in my business and how I conduct it, I am always finding new ways in which I am not being green, so it is an ongoing challenge to keep it green. Every year I make some sort of change; sometimes big, sometimes minimal to strive toward the goal of green, as long as I am making some sort of progress towards that end I am happy.

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DRAGONFLIES AND PONDS

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: May 27th, 2010 | 9 Comments on DRAGONFLIES AND PONDS

dragonfly

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.

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KODAMA KOI ACADEMY REVIEW

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: May 23rd, 2010 | No Comments on KODAMA KOI ACADEMY REVIEW

Kodama Koi

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 fry, and he never recovered!

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WILL THE REAL KOI POND STAND UP

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: May 19th, 2010 | 6 Comments on WILL THE REAL KOI POND STAND UP

Koi

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.

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OPPORTUNITIES WITH SUSTAINABLE LANDSCAPES

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: May 16th, 2010 | 2 Comments on OPPORTUNITIES WITH SUSTAINABLE LANDSCAPES

Ed Beaulieu

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 by Ed Beaulieu of Aquascape Inc., came into my area.

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SUCCESS WITH WATER FEATURES SEMINAR

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: May 12th, 2010 | No Comments on SUCCESS WITH WATER FEATURES SEMINAR

Success!

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”.

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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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