Adding new koi to your pond is always an exciting event! Read our blog post to learn safe methods and practices when you introduce new fish.
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.
These plants are all beautiful and can still be enjoyed, just keep in mind that you will need to cut them back from time to time or keep them contained in something such as a pot or aquatic planter to avoid them from taking over your pond.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.