As winter temperatures are beginning, it is time to start preparing your pond for winter. The first thing to determine is what water temperatures you are anticipating in your area. If you anticipate your pond to freeze solid or just the surface of your pond to freeze, your steps will be different. Read more How to Close Your Pond for Winter
Water and filtration go hand in hand. It is the reason you probably have filtered water in your home or opt for bottled water. There are three main occurrences of naturally purified water: mechanical, biological, and evaporation. The first is mechanical, as water is along the surface of the earth it can pass through soil, gravel, and rocks into aquifers that can be drilled into as a water source. The next is biological with water passing through forests, grasslands, or wetlands and plants absorbing chemicals from the water and helping to compete for nutrient loads. The final form, is through the evaporation. This process separates water from other materials at a microscopic level for evaporation and when it condensates creating rain there is only water left. Does this sound familiar to ponds? If so, that is because the filtration that naturally occurs in nature is so meant to be replicated in ponds. Read more The Importance of Pond Filtration
As summer months are warming up, it is the time to enjoy the outdoors. Wake up early for a calm morning by the dock, enjoy a round of golf with friends, or gather around the lake for an evening with family. A lake brings beauty to so many summer activities, so we want to help you maintain your lake by preventing algae growth and avoiding unsightly green water. Read more How to Prevent Green Water in Your Lake
Aquatic plants are essential in creating a healthy backyard pond ecosystem. They work to add beauty to any backyard setting and have many other benefits too.
Did you know that aquatic_plants comprise up to 90% of the life that exists in natural wetlands? In addition to limiting algae growth, pond plants also work to naturally filter the water by breaking down toxic compounds and pathogens. Read more How to Choose the Right Aquatic Plants for Your Backyard Pond- Infographics
Every pond needs life to really make it come alive; otherwise, it is just a stagnant body of water. You can add aesthetic touches to your pond so that it remains dynamic. Many pond owners love to have different types of aquatic plant grow in their pond, but are not sure on which are best. If you can’t make up your mind, or you don’t necessarily want to deal with live lilies, consider manufactured options. pond boss® has all the decorative products you’re looking for that add realistic decorative touches to your pond. Read more Aquatic Plant Décor for Your Pond