Articles About Ponds and Water Gardens

Kip Northrup

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Prevent Wall Waterfall Equipment from Breaking

Get the Right Retaining Wall Waterfall Equipment

Spillway Boxes: Look for spillway boxes that are made from durable materials like 18 gage stainless steel.  Some spillways are made from a thinner steel or acrylic glass, which may warp or break under the weight of heavy blocks or from freezing and thawing in seasonal climates.  Also look for a model that is an all-welded design, which will ensure that the unit does not leak. 

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Tags: Wall Waterfalls, Pond Equipment

How a Retaining Wall Waterfall Works

A beautiful yet simple way to add the aesthetics of water to your surroundings is to build a retaining wall waterfall.   The water flows out from the stone in a nice, smooth sheet and into a basin below.  These wall waterfalls can be easily added to any block wall structure and are a great alternative to fountains.  They can be used to adorn a garden, pool, outdoor living area, or even a home or business foyer!

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Tags: Wall Waterfalls, Types of Ponds

Easy Pondless Waterfall Maintenance

Pond-less waterfalls have re-circulating water that cascades over natural rock formations and disappears into a hidden water reservoir, similar to a water fountain.  You can set the pump on a timer so it only runs at certain times of the day.  They are perfect for homeowners who want the sights and sounds of a waterfall without the maintenance of a pond.

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Tags: Pond Maintenance, Pondless Waterfalls

What to Know About Routine Pond Cleaning

Ecology Matters!

The well balanced water garden happens when plants and animals in and around your pond function together to maintain their own health and vitality.  Balance your pond’s ecosystem to let nature work to decrease your time and effort required for maintenance.

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Tags: Pond Maintenance

Pros and Cons of Building a Fish Garden

Advantages of a Fish Pond

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Tags: Types of Ponds, Pond Fish

Top Rated Pond Equipment Features by Professional Installers

One hundred professional installer contractors and retailers were polled to find out the top features and benefits that pond products need to have to be successful. These features contribute to the friendliest, easiest to install, longest lasting products available for pond construction and maintenance.

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Tags: Pond Design, Pond Equipment

List of Pond Equipment Needed to Build a Watergarden

Water Garden kits come complete with the equipment needed to build a pond and waterfall.  They include liners, skimmer, waterfall  box, pump, and plumbing.  Here is a list of pond equipment you will need to build a pond and waterfall:

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Tags: Pond Equipment, Pond Kits

Fish Safe Pond Liner vs. Roofing Liner

One of the most common questions we receive is whether it is okay to use roofing liner for ponds instead of fish-safe liner.  I see the draw to using roofing liner due to the reduced cost but it is not worth the risk.  Let me explain the difference between the two and why it is wise to only use Fish-Safe pond liner.

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Tags: Pond Liners, Pond Supplies

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