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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

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

Backyard Pond Maintenance Guide

Posted by Scott Brown on Mar 6, 2018 11:25:16 AM

A pond is a perfect way of adding beauty to any outdoor space. It does require some effort however. The secret is, if you take proper care of your pond from the beginning, you can avoid issues from cropping up in the future.

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Topics: Pond Maintenance, Customer Tips

Should I Feed My Koi fish in my backyard Pond NOW?

Posted by Scott Brown on Feb 16, 2018 5:17:53 PM

The question is should I feed my Koi fish in my backyard Pond NOW?   As the weather warms up and your fish become more active you may think their hungry, and it’s only natural to want to feed them.  The best advice we can give is BE PATIENT & WAIT.  

This early in the season, the air may feel warm but the water is still cold. Temperature plays a big role in food digestion for your fish. The 

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Topics: Pond Maintenance, Customer Tips

Who Are The Best Pond Companies in MD/DC/VA Area? (Reviews/Ratings)

Posted by Scott Brown on Feb 12, 2018 5:07:30 PM

Every year, our team at Damascus Enterprises meets with well over 100 households around MD/DC/VA area regarding their Pond and Water Feature installation and maintenance needs.  On occasion we have been asked who some of our biggest competitors are.

We've never been ones to shy away from being blatantly honest when it comes to competition, and we want our customers to be as informed as possible.

Below is a list of the Best Pond companies or Pond Maintenance companies located around the MD/DC/VA area. 

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Topics: Pond Reviews, Pond Ratings

My Pond Is Frozen What Do I Do Now?

Posted by Scott Brown on Jan 4, 2018 9:36:40 AM

During the cold winter months, it’s especially important to keep an eye on your ponds water level. As layers of ice form water levels begin to drop. Levels can be checked at the skimmer box or along the pond’s edge.

  • The water level dropping too low can result in your pump “sucking air” instead of water.
  • This can cause the pump to eventually burn out and stop working.

Another way your pond can lose water is around the waterfall. If ice formations grow they can sometimes begin to divert water out of your pond. If you notice this happening, you can pour warm water over the formation to melt it..


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Topics: Frozen Pond, Winter Pond Maintenance, Pond Maintenance