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4 Simple Things you can do to make a big difference in the health of your pond

4 Simple Things you can do to make a big difference in the health of your pond

January 3, 2017 No Comments »

A healthy pond is a beautiful pond, and keeping your pond ecosystem healthy doesn’t have to be a ton of work. In the decades that I’ve been building and maintaining... Read More »

Pond Snails: Good for Your Pond?

Pond Snails: Good for Your Pond?

May 8, 2014 3 Comments »

Pond snails can be a beautiful addition to your pond’s ecosystem. Pond snails can be a fun & interesting addition to your pond’s ecosystem. In very large ponds, snails can... Read More »

How to Choose a Fountain Pump

How to Choose a Fountain Pump

April 26, 2013 No Comments »

A lot of people end up getting the wrong pump when they’re putting together a fountain or pondless waterfall. If the pump is too powerful, they end up with jets... Read More »

Ponds Gone Wrong… [Video]

Ponds Gone Wrong… [Video]

October 25, 2012 No Comments »

In this video, the team over at Pond Digger take us through some of the more common design problems water garden builders run into. Here are a couple points they’ll... Read More »

Choosing and Installing Your Pond Edging [Video]

Choosing and Installing Your Pond Edging [Video]

October 10, 2012 No Comments »

It’s definitely not too early to start thinking about and planning a pond to build in the spring. In fact, I’m a big advocate of starting to plan in autumn,... Read More »

How to Install a Koi Fish Tunnel & Set Rock Walls in your Pond [VIDEO]

How to Install a Koi Fish Tunnel & Set Rock Walls in your Pond [VIDEO]

September 26, 2012 No Comments »

Good tips from the Pond Digger team about setting rock walls in your pond.  Here are my favorites: Turn and examine your rocks to find the optimum position (i.e. find... Read More »

Avoiding Waterfall Problems

Avoiding Waterfall Problems

September 19, 2012 1 Comment »

Earlier this week, I talked a bit about the advantages of building a pondless waterfall feature. Now, while this is a great way to avoid some of the pitfalls of... Read More »

How to Prepare Your Pond for Winter [VIDEO]

How to Prepare Your Pond for Winter [VIDEO]

September 12, 2012 1 Comment »

It may still be hot in a lot of the country but we’ve been hearing more and more questions about how to prepare your pond for winter.  In this video,... Read More »

It’s in the Details

It’s in the Details

July 25, 2012 No Comments »

I was looking at pictures of ponds this morning and one thing that jumped out at me was the different ways people landscape the edges of their ponds and what... Read More »

Spring is Coming – Making Your Pond Ready! [VIDEO]

Spring is Coming – Making Your Pond Ready! [VIDEO]

March 16, 2012 No Comments »

This is an exciting time of year – when your garden seems to be “waking up.”   Early spring clean-up will give your water garden a good start for the up-coming... Read More »

Pond In a Box

Pond In a Box

August 26, 2011 2 Comments »

Do It Yourself (from Better Homes and Gardens) has a great article about building a pond in a box.  The article has step by step instructions for building a very... Read More »

Water Quality (recommended pH, hardness, and alkalinity)

April 12, 2011 No Comments »

Even though we like to focus on creating a healthy ecosystem with our ponds to keep the water healthy (and not on testing and chemicals), it’s useful to know some... Read More »