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Archive for month: March, 2017

Spring Pond

Your Guide to Spring Pond Maintenance

Pond maintenance varies by the seasons.  The different temperatures bring out different areas of focus and concern.  Summer is the warmest season when algae and oxygen levels become a major target.  Fall is a transitional period, preparing the pond for the cold, and possibly dormant, winter ahead.  Spring is the pond’s reawakening after a long winter.  It’s the time for cleaning and redecorating to help set the tone for the rest of the year. Read More

Small Pond Build

How to Build a Pond

It brings nature to life, combining the sweet sounds of flowing water with the excitement of swimming fish.  Ponds are incredibly peaceful.  You can put a chair or bench by the edge, and feel the stress melt away while you read a good book.  It’s exciting to build a relationship with your fish.  You might even get adventurous and try to train them!
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Waterfall

How to Pick the Right Pond Pump

The pump is the life force of the pond.  Stagnant water quickly attracts algae and mosquito larvae.  Water in a pond must be circulating and ideally filtered.  A pump can be used to power a filtration system, waterfall, fountain, or water feature.  Waterfalls, fountains, and other features are decorative, but also play a vital role in the pond’s ecosystem.  They keep the water flowing and oxygenated.  There are many different pumps to choose from, ranging in function, features, and strength. Read More

Spring Pond

Spring Cleaning

Spring has become synonymous with cleaning.  The longer days of sunlight and warmer weather subconsciously remind us it’s time to break out the mops and brooms.  During the winter we get a little stir crazy spending more time indoors, and during the short, darker days, the house gets filled with dust and dirt despite our best efforts.  Spring cleaning has become a movement, a cleansing ritual to help get out of the winter funk and prepare for the the rest of the year. It is good for our health and state of mind.  We open our windows, get rid of junk we never use, and finally clean all of the nooks and crannies we promised ourselves we’d get to eventually. Read More

Lotus

What to Expect When Reopening Your Pond

The last few months have been spent bundled in sweaters, staring at bare, leafless trees, and grounds covered in snow.  Winter is beautiful and quiet, nature seems to go to sleep as animals hibernate and trees lose their leaves.  It’s a great time to reflect on life and plan for the upcoming warmer months.  Spring is known as the season of new beginnings as nature reawakens.  Plants begin to bloom, animals come out of hibernation, and soon little baby squirrels, raccoons, and rabbits will be wandering about.  Once the ice and snow thaws and the temperatures warm, you can reopen your pond finally! Read More