Having a natural pond on your property can be a tremendous asset to your property. A pond can enhance your living conditions and add beauty to your property, and a healthy pond can add value to your real estate….a healthy pond that is. One of the very basic elements of a healthy pond is a… Read more »
Tag: pond maintenace
MAN EATING PLANTS IN YOUR POND!
Warning: PLEASE KEEP YOUR HANDS AND FEET AWAY FROM THE POND! Man eating plants!! Sounds scary, and lucky for us that there are not many plants around that are attacking humans; ‘Day of the Triffids” has long passed us by and all is well between mankind and the plant world for now. Flesh eating carnivorous… Read more »
GRAVEL FOR POND FILTRATION
Pond…Gravel, those two words used together can make some peoples hair bristle and teeth grind. Gravel use in constructed ponds is hotly debated with lots of passion behind each side’s opinion. Gravel is certainly an aesthetic choice, but it is also a filtration choice. Gravel filtration is not a new concept although many treat gravel… Read more »
HOW TO FEED POND FISH
One of the first questions that new fish keepers ask is “how much do I feed my fish?”. The more appropriate question could be “how do I feed my fish?”. The part about quantity of food is best answered by the fish themselves, because they will let you know when they’ve had enough and lose… Read more »
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.
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 »
SKIMMING YOUR POND
Q: What is a pond skimmer? A: One job description lower than a pool boy. Skimming, whether you’re talking about ponds or not, is a method of filtration. Filtration is a method of removal. So when you hear about people in trouble because of skimming money it is not actually much of a play on… Read more »
FEEDING YOUR KOI AND POND FISH
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 food that they care to enjoy right now! This time of year is an excellent time as a pond owner to take advantage of their voracious appetites