Pond and Fish Care

How Long Will My Koi Live?

By |2023-07-10T08:36:21-04:00January 11th, 2023|Koi Pond, Pond and Fish Care, Water Features|

Before they became staple features of pond culture, koi fish were originally bred for food in Japan. That was until their beautiful features began to impress their breeders. Koi soon became highly regarded creatures and thus their journey into ponds around the world began. Koi are particularly notorious for their long lifespans. In ideal conditions,

How to Maintain a Running Winter Pond

By |2023-03-07T14:48:07-05:00November 25th, 2022|Pond and Fish Care|

When the temperature starts to plummet, pond owners ask themselves how they can keep their pond running properly during the winter months. Follow our winter tips to keep your pond running optimally throughout the season. Keep a hole in the pond ice Once the temperature starts to drop below freezing, you will notice the surface

Combating Brown Pond Water

By |2023-07-10T09:24:02-04:00November 3rd, 2022|Pond and Fish Care, Ponds 101|

While the fall season is most notable for painting the landscape with beautiful shades of red, yellow, and orange, this colorful season may also turn cause brown pond water–which is not quite as pretty. But not to worry, there is a logical explanation for this color change. Read on to find out why your pond

Fall Pond Care

By |2023-07-10T09:19:53-04:00October 8th, 2022|Koi Pond, Pond and Fish Care, Ponds 101|

Are you not sure what exactly you need for Fall Pond Care?  As pond owners, the fall season is our cue to begin putting our ponds to bed for winter. It is important that we take precautions to protect our landscapes from the harsh reality of winter. Water features in the landscape require special consideration

Pond Upgrade Options!

By |2023-07-10T09:26:51-04:00September 3rd, 2022|Pond and Fish Care, Pond Design, Ponds 101, Water Features|

5 Pond Upgrades to Improve Your Outdoor Living Space! Your pond is no doubt great already… but what if it could be better? Below we’ve listed five great pond upgrades to make your outdoor living space that little bit better. Water Lilies Who doesn’t love flowers blooming on water? If you want an additional natural

How to Find a Pond leak

By |2022-08-23T17:27:02-04:00August 21st, 2022|Koi Pond, Pond and Fish Care|

  Finding a Pond Leak Although a little water loss in a Water Feature is normal from evaporation, significant water loss indicates you likely have a leak. It's important to know what to look for if you suspect your pond may be leaking, so here is the procedure we recommend. If the level of your

Overheated Pond?

By |2022-09-14T10:22:30-04:00July 31st, 2022|Koi Pond, Pond and Fish Care, Pond Design|

  Record high temperatures across the nation can create a number of challenges for people, pets, plants, and yes, even your pond. You’ll want to keep a close eye on your water garden, especially when the water temperature reaches 80 degrees or higher. When it stays hot outside for a while,  you are at risk

Aquatic Plants Offer Great Benefits

By |2022-09-14T10:22:21-04:00July 8th, 2022|Koi Pond, Pond and Fish Care, Pond Design, Ponds 101|

The Importance of Pond Plants Aquatic plants fulfill a variety of ecological roles. They are vital to maintaining a healthy and balanced pond ecosystem. There are four categories of aquatic plants. Submerged plants dig their roots into the pond’s bottom and thrive underwater. Emergent plants are visible primarily above water but are also rooted in

Grow Your Own Waterlilies

By |2022-09-14T10:22:40-04:00June 3rd, 2022|Pond and Fish Care, Pond Design, Ponds 101|

Looking for an eye-catching plant to add to your pond? A popular choice among pond and water garden lovers is the flowering waterlily. These beautiful plans are fun, easy to grow, and come in a wide variety of colors! Ready to make the addition? Here is everything you need to know about growing waterlilies on

How to Outwit Blue Heron

By |2022-05-23T10:18:39-04:00May 23rd, 2022|Koi Pond, Pond and Fish Care, Ponds 101|

What are pond predators, including heron? They are animals that stalk the fish in your pond. Around the Philadelphia area, heron tend to be the biggest problem. How can you tell predators are stalking?  If you notice fish missing, that’s the most obvious sign.  People also sometimes find half-eaten fish in their pond.  You may

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