Tips & Tricks

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 »

Is a Pond Aerator the Silver Bullet for Your Pond Problems?

Is a Pond Aerator the Silver Bullet for Your Pond Problems?

December 28, 2016 No Comments »

This is the first installment of a new series of articles we’re calling “Silver Bullet Solutions.” The goal is to outline some of the most important and effective things you... Read More »

Don’t Hit That Ice!

Don’t Hit That Ice!

December 27, 2016 No Comments »

An ice cap over your pond is not a great thing. It prevents gas exchange between the air and your water. Gas exchange is important for getting oxygen into the... Read More »

Here’s Why Cold Water Fish Food Matters

Here’s Why Cold Water Fish Food Matters

September 16, 2016 No Comments »

While it might not seem like it at first glance, just about everything that happens in your pond, good and bad, comes down to metabolism. The health and cleanliness of... Read More »

8 Tricks for Troubleshooting your Pond Pump

8 Tricks for Troubleshooting your Pond Pump

September 23, 2015 No Comments »

Recently made pond pumps are extremely reliable and energy-efficient, and getting more and more so every few years. As with any mechanical device, though, there are things that can go... Read More »

How to Deal with Tea Colored or Brown Water

How to Deal with Tea Colored or Brown Water

August 11, 2015 No Comments »

Tea-colored water is something that happens, sooner or later, to most outdoor koi ponds. This is when your pond is clear (not cloudy), but the water has a distinct dark tinge... Read More »

Dealing with Duckweed in Your Pond

Dealing with Duckweed in Your Pond

May 21, 2015 No Comments »

I have a confession to make. I really like duckweed. I think that it’s pretty, and can be really interesting to look at. The way that it propagates so rapidly... Read More »

Tips for your Spring Pond To-Do List

Tips for your Spring Pond To-Do List

March 20, 2015 No Comments »

Well, Spring is officially here after what has been, for much of the US, a particularly nasty winter. That means that it’s time to pull off the cover net, clean... Read More »

5 Things You Need to be Ready for Spring

5 Things You Need to be Ready for Spring

February 24, 2015 No Comments »

Spring is coming at us fast, and I can’t wait for it to get here (and not only because my kayak paddle is in the corner, mocking me). One thing... 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 »

The Importance of Choosing the Right Pond Net

The Importance of Choosing the Right Pond Net

April 8, 2014 No Comments »

I have a terrible confession to make. I’m not proud, but here it goes: I’ve been using the wrong pond net. For years. For more than a decade. Just completely... Read More »

Springtime Water Changes

Springtime Water Changes

March 11, 2014 No Comments »

I’m a big advocate of small, regular partial water changes in a pond. It’s one of the best ways to keep pollutants from building up in your pond’s system. I’ve... Read More »