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

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

How To Plant A Tree

Posted by Mike Bowles on Jan 11, 2018 2:23:45 PM

There are a couple of things to keep in mind when selecting the type of tree, you’ll be installing:

  • Light – Is the spot you have in mind located in sun or shade?
  • Wind – Does the location tend to be windy or is it sheltered by your home or other trees?
  • Soil – Is your soil usually dry or does water stick around after a rain?

Check out the great resources available at ArborDay.org if you’re having a hard time deciding what type of tree would be best for your yard.

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Topics: Install Tree, Tree Installation

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: Pond Maintenance, Winter Pond Maintenance, Frozen Pond