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

Rocks Vs. No Rocks - What's Best For YOUR Pond

Posted by Mark Quesenberry on Jan 31, 2019 3:03:00 PM

There is a long-standing debate between pond owners about whether or not to have rocks in your pond.  On one side you will find the group who argue that having rocks and gravel on the bottom of a pond will harm the fish and cause poor water quality.

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Topics: Pond Maintenance, Pond Tips and Tricks

HELP - My Pond Is Frozen!

Posted by Scott Brown on Jan 24, 2019 3:53:00 PM

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

Controlling Deer In My Landscape

Posted by Mike Bowles on Jan 17, 2019 12:18:00 PM

You may be excited or even feel a sense of awe, the first time you see a deer in your yard.

They can be beautiful, however…

As pretty as they are to look at unfortunately, deer can quickly decimate decorative trees and shrubs. Vegetable gardens and fruit trees are especially vulnerable. Not only can they be

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Topics: Customer Tips, Landscape Maintenance, Deer Control

Pond Heater vs. Aerator

Posted by Mark Quesenberry on Jan 10, 2019 10:16:17 AM

As we head into the winter months a common question customers typically ask is “What is the best option to keep a hole in the ice on my pond”.

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Topics: Pond Maintenance, Customer Tips, Winter Pond Maintenance, Frozen Pond

Where Do My Frogs Go?

Posted by Scott Brown on Jan 3, 2019 6:19:00 AM

As snow, ice, and cold winds are headed our way our autumn jackets change to heavy winter coats, but what do frogs do to stay alive during the winter months? A common theory we hear is that they burrow into the mud on the bottom of streams and ponds, but that’s not entirely true.

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Topics: Insider, Customer Tips, Frozen Pond, Pond Tips and Tricks