Floating aquatic plants can be a very effective way of adding filtration and surface coverage to a water garden. Since these are free-floating plants (having no roots anchored in soil), they draw 100 percent of their nutrients directly from the water, feeding on nutrients that would otherwise feed algae.
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!
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.
Pond maintenance doesn't have to be complicated or frustrating! Hundreds of our pond clients spend less than 15 minutes a week on pond maintenance and enjoy a beautiful, sparkling water feature year-round. Read on to find out which maintenance products we use in our water features to achieve that straight-from-the-Cascades look!
The Pond Store will be open on Monday, May 26, for Memorial Day! We have several specials planned for that day, so it will be the perfect time to stop by and get your pond in perfect shape for the beginning of the summer season.
We are happy to announce that we have just received a shipment of Baby Koi and Plants! Just in time for the pond season, stock your pond with high-quality, beautiful fish and plants to help keep your water feature naturally balanced. Stop in Monday through Saturday, from 10 to 5 to view our great selection of pond fish and plants.
Your fish are a very important part of your water feature! Not only do they look beautiful and provide great entertainment and companionship, they also play a necessary role in keeping your pond balanced. When selecting fish food for your finned friends, keep the following things in mind:
Do you have a small space that you would LOVE to jazz up with a beautiful water feature? Introducing Patio Ponds - the perfect solution for water gardening in small spaces! Patio Ponds are a great option for front yards, decks, patios, and even apartment balconies. Bring a little "peace of paradise" to your small space with these easy-to-install features!
The Pond Store is truly a family-owned and operated company. From the retail store, to customer service, to installations and servicing, the entire Harp family is passionate about sharing the water feature lifestyle with you! Read our blog post to learn more about the Harp family and what each family member does on a daily basis to bring your water garden dreams to life.
The Pond Store will open for the 2014 season Saturday, March 1st. We will resume our normal schedule, which is Monday-Saturday, 10 AM to 5 PM. Be sure you are on our email list to get coupons to use at The Pond Store every month!