Thinking of adding a pond to your yard? smartpond® makes it an easy and budget friendly DIY project, with just a trip to Lowe’s and a little elbow grease. The hardest part will be digging the hole! Read More
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
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!
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
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
The seemingly endless months of snow and cold weather have us dreaming of spring (unless you live in Florida and put on a jacket only once or twice this season). Our fingers ache to dig into the soil, tear out weeds, and scoop out fish feed. The poor gardening tools haven’t been touched in months. Our koi are still sluggish and don’t greet us beneath the ice. It can be a little disheartening. We still have about a month until March 20th, the official start of spring, the Spring Equinox. Read More
Building a pond is a great experience. You take the time to create a relaxing ambiance for you, your guests and your surrounding environment. As a result of their peaceful nature, ponds have become increasingly popular throughout the years. People have decided to build a pond from the ground up, or down, to create the oasis they have always dreamed of. If you are looking to integrate one in your backyard, the work may seem intimidating. However, there are a lot of resources, like this website, that assist you in your pond building journey. To start, here are some of the three most common questions novice pond enthusiasts ask before putting the shovel in the dirt.
With the birds singing in the morning and the flowers blooming, there is no doubt that spring is one of the most beautiful times of the year to start building water projects. It is also the best time to take advantage and add to spring’s beautiful ambiance and build a water gardening project! Our experts enjoy building in this weather, and there is no questioning why.
Everybody prepares for a cold winter but pond enthusiasts can’t wait for March to come around. The cold, long months of an idle pond finally end and you are able to waken the fun, vibrant life a pond creates. There are few things that are both relaxing and fun as Pond Life, and you will FINALLY have the chance to enjoy it.