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

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

Yikes - My Pond Has String Algae! 

Posted by Mark Quesenberry on Mar 14, 2018 3:29:28 PM

If you have ever owned a backyard pond then you probably know about string algea. It’s the hairy green mess that grows on your water falls, down your stream and in your pond.  Instead of sitting out on the patio and enjoying your pond, your time is spent walking around and pulling this slimy muck out. Or perhaps adding algaecides weekly to keep it from taking over your pond.

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Topics: Pond Maintenance, Customer Tips

Is My Pond Leaking? 

Posted by Mark Quesenberry on Mar 12, 2018 1:17:54 PM

We often get phone calls from customer making one simple statement; “I think my pond leaking.” If you have made this call to Damascus Enterprises, then you have either heard or seen this process done before.

Before you Suspect a Leak
If your pond is losing water slowly over time, say an inch every day or every few days, depending on how big your pond is, it could be evaporation. Water is naturally evaporating from your pond every day. How quickly it evaporates is largely dependent on how much water is being circulated through the water feature each hour.

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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

Why does my Crape Myrtle still have its leaves?

Posted by Mike Bowles on Feb 28, 2018 11:25:33 AM

Does it seem like your Crape Myrtles or Japanese Maples are confused?

We’ve had some calls from clients that have noticed their Crape Myrtles and Japanese Maples are still holding on to their leaves. Is this happening to you too?  If you remember the first week in November, there was a hard freeze where temps fell into the teens overnight. Unfortunately, this happened before the plants had a chance to fully go dormant and prepare for winter.  

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Topics: Customer Tips, Winter Damage

Why Are My Evergreens Turning Brown?

Posted by Mike Bowles on Feb 23, 2018 4:14:10 PM

This winter season you may have noticed some broadleaf evergreens getting brown tips on their leaves and maybe even beginning to lose leaves.

The reason may surprise you
As cold as it’s been this winter the damage to these plants actually started months ago. If you remember the first week in November, there

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Topics: Customer Tips, Winter Damage

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