Algae 101

Posted by Scott Brown on Apr 25, 2019 2:53:58 PM

First a few facts about Algae

Types of Algae: The two types of algae that most water gardeners experience are suspended algae and filamentous algae. Suspended algae consist of millions of microscopic algae floating throughout the water. This causes the water to turn green or "pea soup" color.

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Topics: Pond Maintenance, Customer Tips, Pond Cleaning, General Pond Care, Pond Tips and Tricks

How to Clean Your Aquascape Classic Skimmer

Posted by Mark Quesenberry on Apr 4, 2019 3:03:00 PM

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Topics: Pond Maintenance

Key Benefits of Outdoor Lighting

Posted by Scott Brown on Mar 29, 2019 5:11:05 PM

Outdoor lighting allows you to enjoy your property while showcasing key features and spaces during the day and night. It serves both aesthetic and practical purposes in your landscape. Below are some of the key benefits of adding outdoor lighting.

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Topics: Customer Tips, Outdoor Lighting

How Dirty Is My Pond?

Posted by Nick Seabrook on Mar 21, 2019 3:03:00 PM

Most healthy, natural-ecosystem ponds require minimal effort to maintain, aside from a thorough annual cleaning. When deciding the right time to clean your pond, there are two major considerations: biology and aesthetics.

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Topics: Pond Maintenance, Pond Cleaning, Pond Tips and Tricks

Preparing Your Yard for Spring

Posted by Mike Bowles on Mar 14, 2019 8:33:00 AM

Five Steps for Landscape Cleanup Success

When the temperatures begin to rise and the trees start to bud, it’s time to start preparing your landscape for the impending spring growing season. Follow our top five steps below to have your yard primed and ready to bloom.

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Topics: Customer Tips, Landscape Maintenance, Landscape Tips

Fertilizing Your Lawn - Too Much Of A Good Thing

Posted by Mike Bowles on Mar 7, 2019 8:25:56 AM

Fertilizing a lawn in the spring can be very beneficial. It can help the lawn get a good start on the year, encourage a healthy lawn and help with a quick green up. A healthy lawn means it has a better root system to combat heat, cold, drought, mowing, foot traffic, and other stresses. 

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Topics: Customer Tips, Lawn Care Tips

How to Properly Prune a Crape Myrtle Tree

Posted by Mike Bowles on Feb 28, 2019 3:03:00 PM

The common crape myrtle is a deciduous, small to medium sized shrub or small tree. The ornate flowers have wrinkled petals like crepe paper. The foliage is dark green changing in fall to yellows, oranges, and reds. Many people use crape myrtles in their landscape though few people actually know how to prune them correctly.

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Topics: Customer Tips, Landscape Maintenance, Pruning Tips

How to Choose a Pond Contractor in The MD, DC, VA Metropolitan Area

Posted by Scott Brown on Feb 21, 2019 3:08:00 PM

Finding a quality contractor for your water feature project may seem like a daunting task, but it doesn’t have to be!  Below are some strategies that you can use when searching for the contractor that will be the best fit for your project.

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Topics: Customer Tips, Pond Reviews, Pond Tips and Tricks

Secret Weapon: Filter Urn

Posted by Scott Brown on Feb 21, 2019 12:24:16 PM

Dirty nasty pond? Need help battling algae? We have a solution! The Aquascape Filter Urn can help!

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Topics: Pond Cleaning, Pond Tips and Tricks, Filter Urn

Can My Fish Freeze in My Pond?

Posted by Mark Quesenberry on Feb 7, 2019 3:37:00 PM

Winter weather in the Mid-Atlantic region can be quite unpredictable. Some years can be mild with no snow and spring-like days and some years we can experience frigid temperatures that last for weeks. Its during those extended periods of cold temperatures that you may find yourself wondering about the safety of your fish and the possibility of your pond freezing completely. 

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Topics: Winter Pond Maintenance, Frozen Pond, Pond Tips and Tricks, Winter Maintenance