Ponds 101

Transforming Outdoor Spaces: The Magic of Water Features by AquaReale

By |2024-02-21T16:49:30-05:00February 21st, 2024|Pond Design, Ponds 101|

Water features, such as ponds and water gardens, are not just decorative elements. They're transformative features that can turn any backyard into a serene oasis, offering a multitude of benefits for homeowners. AquaReale, a premier koi pond company based in Philadelphia, specializes in creating these captivating spaces. With a decade-long commitment to excellence and a

Why Winter is the Perfect Time to Start Your Pond Building Journey

By |2023-12-11T18:10:57-05:00December 5th, 2023|Pond Design, Ponds 101|

As the chill of winter sets in, it's not just the perfect time for cozy fires and hot cocoa; it's also the ideal season to plan your dream pond. Contrary to popular belief, winter is a golden opportunity for homeowners to begin conversations with pond contractors. Here's why. Benefits of Winter Planning: Less Landscape Disruption:

9 Essential Benefits of Adding a Pond or Water Garden to Your Landscape

By |2023-11-07T09:15:48-05:00November 7th, 2023|Ponds 101|

Imagine stepping into your garden and being greeted by the tranquil sounds of a babbling brook or the serene sight of a water lily gently floating on a still pond. This is the essence of a water feature—a magical element that can transform any outdoor space into a haven of peace and natural beauty. In

Pond Algae Control 101

By |2023-08-30T11:20:06-04:00August 6th, 2023|Pond and Fish Care, Ponds 101|

What is Pond Algae? The two most common types of algae found in ponds are suspended and string algae. Suspended algae, sometimes called “green water”, are single-celled organisms that reproduce at a rapid rate. Due to their tiny size, this algae type is capable of passing through most filtration systems. If the conditions are right,

What is an Exploratory Pond Cleaning

By |2023-07-10T08:31:39-04:00April 3rd, 2023|Koi Pond, Pond and Fish Care, Ponds 101|

We recommend exploratory pond cleanings when cleaning ponds we have not ever worked with or those we have not cleaned in the past two years. Keeping your pond in excellent shape is crucial to maintaining a healthy pond ecosystem. By doing an exploratory pond cleaning, we help secure the health and endurance of your pond.

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

The Importance of Aquatic Plants

By |2023-07-10T09:21:58-04:00September 15th, 2022|Pond Design, Ponds 101|

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 the soil at the pond’s

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