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The Life of a Pond: Sun vs. Shade

Posted by Bill Hoffman on Aug 23rd 2021

The Life of a Pond: Sun vs. Shade

Everyone has their own opinion about whether a pond can be built in the sun or should it be built it the shade. Here are a few facts that may help you determine where exactly to put your pond.Sun Be …

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Chlorine, Chloramine, and Pond Water Conditioners

Posted by Bill Hoffman on Aug 17th 2021

Chlorine, Chloramine, and Pond Water Conditioners

As a water gardener I am sure you have heard one or more of these terms over time. But what are they? Below, we define what each are, when to watch out for them, and when to add them.If you have “c …

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Biology in Your Own Back Yard!

Posted by Bill Hoffman on Aug 10th 2021

Biology in Your Own Back Yard!

With the world in its current pandemic, spending time at home has become more prevalent than ever. Make your water garden more than just a stay-cation spot, let it become a world for education as w …

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The Sustainability of Pond Keeping

Posted by Bill Hoffman on Jul 20th 2021

The Sustainability of Pond Keeping

Besides providing serenity through the peaceful sounds of running water and the graceful movements of swimming fish, your pond holds potential for providing you with so much more. This is to suggest …

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Top 5 Tropical Marginals for Pond Filtration

Posted by Bill Hoffman on Jun 1st 2021

Top 5 Tropical Marginals for Pond Filtration

Filtration plays an important role in the health of your pond water. Did you know that certain pond plants can help naturally filter the water? Follow along as we cover the top 5 tropical marginal …

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Rules when Stocking and Feeding your Pond Fish

Posted by Bill Hoffman on May 24th 2021

Rules when Stocking and Feeding your Pond Fish

There are many things in a pond for your koi and fish to eat - such as insects, plankton, string algae, and sometimes pond plants. So sometimes it may not be necessary to feed your fish at all.BUT …

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What is the difference Between a Lake and a Pond?

Posted by Bill Hoffman on Apr 26th 2021

What is the difference Between a Lake and a Pond?

If we are comparing two naturally occurring bodies of water, then size is what matters. If we are speaking in terms of the treatments for a lake versus the treatments for a koi pond (or backyard wa …

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Ponds Aren’t Just for Fish Anymore

Posted by Bill Hoffman on Mar 16th 2021

Ponds Aren’t Just for Fish Anymore

Ever consider what your water garden can be used for besides homing your favorite pond fish? Let’s take a look at the versatility of your back yard oasis.What is a pool but a hole in the ground cap …

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De-bunking Some Water Garden & Pond Myths

Posted by Bill Hoffman on Mar 3rd 2021

De-bunking Some Water Garden & Pond Myths

With all the stresses in society these days, who wants to add more maintenance and responsibilities to their daily chore list? We have heard from many people who love the idea of having a water fea …

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Winter is for the Birds

Posted by Bill Hoffman on Feb 10th 2021

Winter is for the Birds

We are not the only ones out there longingly awaiting signs of spring and warmer weather. But at least we don’t have to forage for our food under a foot of snow - or take a bath in a frozen puddle. …

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3 Common Mistakes to Avoid when Building a Pond

Posted by Bill Hoffman on Aug 4th 2020

3 Common Mistakes to Avoid when Building a Pond

Every pond is like a snowflake or a thumbprint, no two are exactly the same. But often times, these same 3 topics get overlooked or underestimated in the pond planning and designing stages. 1. …

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HELP! This Pond was Here When I Moved In..

Posted by Bill Hoffman on Jul 21st 2020

HELP! This Pond was Here When I Moved In..

Every so often a customer will come in or call us saying; “We recently bought a new house BUT it came with a backyard pond.. The problem is I have no clue what to do with it, can you help?!” The an …

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