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Time is flying by so fast it’s crazy – just like my parents always said it would…. It is hard to believe that May is only a week away. Even if you are behind on things with your pond don’t worry. There is still tons of time. In fact late April and early May is [...]

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Halloween time may have passed, but don’t let that scare you. There is still plenty of time to care for your pond or complete a project. Pond Care: This is a great time of year to be putting pond netting over your pond to protect it from leaves and debris. This is also a great [...]

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Anyone who has talked with me or listened to me blab on the phone has heard me say “that the 2 best things you can do for your pond are to provide aeration and to add beneficial bacteria”. It is true and any pond expert will tell you the same thing. The issues that stem [...]

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As many areas around the country face record heat it’s time to talk about how this summer weather is affecting your backyard pond. Whether you have a small ornamental pond or a large lake or pond you can expect to have trouble with algae, pond odor or low oxygen. I want to offer a few [...]

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Is your pond going yet?

By now spring has arrived pretty much everywhere – except for my friends in the Northern states, Canada and the UP of my home state of Michigan. Here are a few tips to keep in mind while getting your pond going for Spring. 1. Hopefully you kept your pump somewhere that it would not freeze [...]

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Understanding Filtration

Ornamental ponds need supplemental filtration to maintain proper water quality. Filtration involves two parts. The first step is mechanical. This step removes particles from the water like leaves, grass clippings, dead plant foliage, etc. Pond Skimmers are simply the best way to catch debris that falls into your pond and they are a great mechanical [...]

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Spring is in Swing!

With Spring in full swing so is the risk of your pond being out of control and the likely possibility of an algae bloom. Avoid all of those headaches and enjoy your pond with a couple simple tips. Make sure you pH level is in check – make sure it is between 6.8 and 8.2. [...]

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Do your spring cleaning  and pond preperation correctly in 13 steps - it could save you having big troubles later this year. Step 1. Before you start on the pond, make sure the surrounding landscape is cleared and blown off so debris does not go into your pond. Step 2. Remove the pond netting if it is still on [...]

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