3 Reasons Why Your Pond Needs Plants

3 Reasons Why Your Pond Needs Plants

If you take the garden out of “water garden,” all you’re left with is … well, water.  Water is beautiful in and of itself, but the garden part is what makes your pond truly special. Regardless of why you got into the water garden hobby, plants in your pond are an important part of the overall water garden recipe. Here are 3 reasons why plants are so important to your pond.

Light Up Your Night

Light Up Your Night

With today’s busy lifestyle, it can be difficult to enjoy your pond during the day. Underwater lights create a whole new experience by your pond after the sun goes down. And if you opt for LED lights, you’ll save on energy costs while lengthening your hours of pond enjoyment.

Fall Pond Maintenance

Fall Pond Maintenance

When fall rolls around, the change of seasons is apparent by the beautiful, multi-colored leaves and the cool change in temperatures. It may be your favorite time of year, but how will the cooler temperature and falling leaves affect your water feature? Can ponds and trees live together peacefully in the fall? With a couple precautions and a little maintenance, they can!

Why You Should Hire Mark The Pond Guy To Install Your Water Feature

Why You Should Hire Mark The Pond Guy To Install Your Water Feature

Water features are one of the hottest trends in landscaping these days, so it's no wonder that most landscape companies advertise ponds as one of their offerings. The thing is though, ponds are a completely different ball-park than other landscaping projects. It is a complex art that requires specific training and a unique artistic eye.

How To Add New Fish To A Pond

How To Add New Fish To A Pond

When adding fish to a new pond or after a cleanout or complete water change, it's best to wait a minimum of 72 hours for the water chemistry and temperature of the pond to stabilize. Make sure to add a double dose of Aquascape Pond Detoxifier when first filling the pond to neutralize chlorine and chloramine, reduce fish stress, and detoxify heavy metals.

Barley + Lavender: A Natural Algae Inhibitor

Barley + Lavender: A Natural Algae Inhibitor

Research conducted at the Centre for Aquatic Plant Management in the United Kingdom has demonstrated that a combination of barley straw and lavender stalks can inhibit the growth if algae in ponds in a completely organic and environmentally safe manner.

After The Clean-Out: Maintenance + What To Expect

After The Clean-Out: Maintenance + What To Expect

Spring pond clean-outs are one of the most important things to do to keep a balanced, well-maintained water feature. It is also important to properly care for your pond following the clean-out, as your pond is reestablishing its ecosystem. 

Pump Maintenance & Toubleshooting

Pump Maintenance & Toubleshooting

When it comes to pond pumps, it's always a good idea to be proactive and stay on top of maintenance so you can prevent problems before they happen. Every pond owner knows that a broken, non-working pump can create a headache with water quality and fish health, so use these tips to prolong the life of your pump.

Let There Be Light!

Let There Be Light!

Let There Be Light! Add a new dimension to your pond and surrounding landscape with LED lighting. 

4 Ways To Keep Your Fish Safe From Predators

4 Ways To Keep Your Fish Safe From Predators

Having fish in your pond is one of the most enjoyable aspects of the water gardening lifestyle! Koi add brilliant color to your pond and quickly become part of the family. So the last thing you want is to have your finned friends picked up by a heron, raccoon, or other pond predator!

Pond Stars: New TV Show for Water Garden Enthusiasts!

Pond Stars: New TV Show for Water Garden Enthusiasts!

A backyard is a terrible thing to waste, especially when it has the potential to invigorate the surrounding ecosystem. But, what’s a homeowner to do? Beginning this fall, they can call the Pond Stars – a group of some of the world’s best pond builders, who can turn any barren plot into an attractive, inspirational and even, healing oasis.