Winter Is Coming, Will Your Water Feature Be Ready?

Posted by Kyle Sauder on Nov 8, 2018 4:06:00 PM

How do I winterize My Pondless Water Feature?

Depending on what type of feature you own, winterization may not be needed. Some things to keep in mind when making the decision about whether or not to keep your feature running all winter long.

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Topics: Winter Water Feature, Winter Maintenance

Helpful Tips to Maintain Your Pond in the Fall

Posted by Mark Quesenberry on Oct 23, 2018 5:35:00 PM

Here are some things that you can do to keep your water garden looking good during the Fall season.   

  • Stop fertilizing your aquatic plants when the weather becomes cooler. This lets the plants know the season is coming to an end.
  • You may begin to notice an increasing number of yellow leaves this time of year, its ok to prune them off. Just be sure to trim the dying foliage to 2” above the water level. Your lilies - tropical and hardy - should still be going strong, at least until the first heavy frost.
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Topics: Pond Maintenance, Fall Pond Maintenance, Pond Tips and Tricks

Pond vs Pondless - Some Things to Consider

Posted by Kyle Sauder on Jul 24, 2018 2:11:00 PM

Water features are a great way to experience the many benefits of the waterscape lifestyle. Including personalizing your outdoor living space and providing a place that wildlife will love. Determining which type of water feature you will have is the first step in designing your backyard oasis. If you’ve done any amount of research than you may have already discovered there are a multitude of different types of water features.

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Topics: Pond Ratings, Customer Tips, Pond Reviews, Water Features

Help Your Yard Survive the Summer Heat

Posted by Scott Brown on Jul 17, 2018 4:23:32 PM

For most of us here in the Mid-Atlantic region the summer season has some pretty awesome benefits! From farmers markets, picnics, and countless outdoor & water activities. If you've lived in this area for any length of time chances are you've also experienced the "not-so-good" side of summer too.The area can sometimes see extended periods of heat, lack of rainfall, and dry windy weather that can wreak havoc on the landscape.

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Topics: Customer Tips, Landscape Maintenance

Are Rocks and Gravel Safe for A Pond?

Posted by Kyle Sauder on Jul 10, 2018 6:03:00 PM

If you have been researching different types of ponds for any length of time it’s very likely that you’ve run across a heated debate between the “rocks and gravel are cool” and the “rocks and gravel will kill us all” groups. It is a debate that can be seen raging on forums and articles across the web. 

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Topics: General Pond Care, Pond Reviews, Customer Tips

How Many Fish Can I Have In My Pond?

Posted by Kyle Sauder on Jul 6, 2018 6:18:46 PM

Many pond owners feel a backyard pond isn’t complete without a colorful group of fish to observe and care for. To maximize your enjoyment, as well as the health of the fish, one of the most important decisions you can make is…. What the proper number of fish is for your size pond. Getting to the right amount may not be as straightforward as it seems and the answer can actually vary a bit.

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Topics: Customer Tips, General Pond Care, Fish Care

Exploratory Drain and Clean: The Best Value for your Dollar

Posted by Kyle Sauder on Apr 30, 2018 10:00:00 AM

You might be asking yourself, Don’t you explore a pond when you clean it normally? What’s the difference? We typically perform an Exploratory Drain and Clean when the pond owner is unfamiliar with the pond and its elements or the pond hasn’t been maintained in several years.  

The initial steps are very similar to our Complete Cleanout process. The crew will begin by removing aquatic life and draining the pond.

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Topics: Pond Cleaning, Pond Maintenance, Customer Tips, Exploratory Drain & Clean

Does My Pond Need Cleaning?

Posted by Kyle Sauder on Apr 24, 2018 12:42:12 PM

A well-balanced pond usually requires minimal effort to maintain, although it does need cleaned periodically. There are two main reasons for cleaning your pond; biological and aesthetic.

Below are some signals that your pond might need to be cleaned. If you decide your pond needs attention you can contact us here.

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Topics: Pond Maintenance, Pond Cleaning

How To Clean Your BioFalls

Posted by Scott Brown on Mar 27, 2018 9:57:54 AM

BioFalls is a type of Biological Filtering system that provides a home for beneficial bacteria to grow and flourish. The bacteria is what works to breakdown and remove harmful waste from your pond’s water using a natural process called “Bio-Filtration”.

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Topics: Pond Maintenance, Customer Tips

What can an Automatic Dosing System do for my pond? 

Posted by Mark Quesenberry on Mar 15, 2018 10:53:31 AM

Have you ever had to ask yourself “Did I add a scoop of beneficial bacteria to the pond this week?”

Are you afraid of adding beneficial bacteria because you don’t want to add too much or too little?

Maybe you didn’t even know that you should be adding at least beneficial bacteria to your pond weekly.

Sadly, many new pond customers we meet don’t know about the benefit of adding a quality beneficial bacteria and other water treatments to their pond

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Topics: Pond Maintenance, Customer Tips, Pond Reviews