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
As cooler temperatures arrive, it is time to begin thinking about how to prepare for closing your pond for winter. Depending on the region you live in and the temperatures you anticipate can alter the preparations you need to make before winter. This information will focus on those areas which anticipate freezing temperatures, so if you do not anticipate this kind of weather, you can adjust your preparation needs. Closing your pond is the process of winterizing your pond by preparing your pond pump, fish, and plants. Read more Prepping for Closing Your Pond
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
Summer is here and it is time for barbecues, family trips, and fun in the sun. Ponds in the summer are a bit of a different story. They are experiencing high nutrient loads and too much sun. Here is your guide to combat these problems and get back to all of the fun activities you have planned. Read more Top Summer Maintenance Tips
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
Creating a Healthy Pond Ecosystem with Aquatic Plants and Other Products
Achieving and maintaining a healthy pond ecosystem is all but impossible without the help of pond plants and the right products or equipment. Aquatic vegetation provides biological filtration that helps remove everything from nitrogen to ammonia, and they also provide an added layer of protection and nourishment for your backyard ponds inhabitants. Read more What Role Do Plants Play in A Healthy Pond Ecosystem?
Pond plants are a great addition to virtually any pond. They can add color, depth, and can even cut down on your pond maintenance! Choosing the right plants for your pond can be tricky, however. It will depend a lot on your individual tastes and what you are trying to do by adding the plant.