Posts Tagged ‘RAINWATER HARVESTING’

YOUR RAIN BARREL, HOW TO CLEAN AND MAINTAIN IT

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: March 12th, 2012 | 8 Comments on YOUR RAIN BARREL, HOW TO CLEAN AND MAINTAIN IT

Rain barrel hygiene! Have you been rain water harvesting without a clean up? Your rain barrel could use a good cleaning, its’ been a couple of years now right? Have you taken a good look inside your rain barrel lately? You may be surprised at what you find.

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PONDEMINIUM 2012 EVENT REVIEW

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: February 9th, 2012 | 4 Comments on PONDEMINIUM 2012 EVENT REVIEW

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In the month of February there are not too many people thinking about ponds and water gardens. It is cold, weather is nasty, and the ground has not been seen for a month now. Pond and water garden professionals are huddled around their stoves with blankets draped across their backs impatiently waiting on Spring.

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HOW TO WINTERIZE YOUR RAIN BARREL

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: February 28th, 2011 | 3 Comments on 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.

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IT’S 2011, HAPPY NEW YEAR!

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: January 12th, 2011 | No Comments on 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 mean it sincerely. Thanks for being here.

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AQUASCAPE FOUNDATION GOES TO UGANDA

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: September 19th, 2010 | No Comments on AQUASCAPE FOUNDATION GOES TO UGANDA

Do you have a longing to do a good thing? Have you ever considered the wealth that you have in your everyday life in your basic things? Among them, is there anything you consider precious? Have you had the privilege of some drinking water today?

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KEEPIN’ IT GREEN

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

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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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OPPORTUNITIES WITH SUSTAINABLE LANDSCAPES

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

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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

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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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RAIN GARDEN CERTIFICATION FOR RAINWATER HARVESTING IN NEW JERSEY

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: February 22nd, 2010 | No Comments on RAIN GARDEN CERTIFICATION FOR RAINWATER HARVESTING IN NEW JERSEY

On February 18, 2010 I spent the day working on the first part of my Rain Garden Certification process through Rutgers University Extension. The first part of this process was spent doing class time. I was able to spend the day with several other candidates in a lecture hall meeting with and connecting with some of our areas top rain garden experts and professionals. Topics ranged from the basics of what is a rain garden to installation process, site selection, plants to use, benefits of rain gardens, regulations for rain gardens, as well as a panel of rain garden experts made available for us to field questions and an open exchange of ideas.

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TODAY BLOG FOR 10.16.09

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: October 16th, 2009 | No Comments on TODAY BLOG FOR 10.16.09

A very unseasonable cold October day today. None of the rain that they called for in the morning hours, but that should be hitting tonight. Today’s pond agenda consisted of starting the day with pond winterization services. First pond winterizing was in Cranford, NJ on a new pond renovation service we had done about 1 month ago. The pond water was very clear and clean looking and just the first hints of pond algae was starting to appear on the submerged and waterfall rockwork. The waterfall looked great; very peaceful, and smoothly flowing. The koi and shubunkins were taking advantage of the fish caves we built into this pond but I did get a look at them and they all look great and seemed to have possibly grown a bit. For the service we cut back the hardy aquatic plants; pickerel, lilies, sweetflag, lizard tail, and iris.

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