Articles About Ponds and Water Gardens
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.
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:
Most people associate the soothing sounds of waterfalls and streams with relaxation and calm. There is nothing more peaceful than gazing out to a beautiful landscape with the sounds of nature surrounding you. You can easily bring that feeling of serenity into your own home or office by incorporating a water garden into your landscape design.
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.
Water gardens can be found in suburban, city and rural communities, but are they for aesthetics or function? Long before water gardening became popular for raising fancy koi or ornate goldfish, they were used for function. Including a water feature in a courtyard garden or within the typical framework of a home has been practiced by landscapers and engineers for centuries.
Tags: Indoor Water Gardens
Hot tamales and chili peppers might be a summer favorite for some, but this week’s high temperatures are enough to scare any fish and their owners into some air conditioning. As the Midwest feels the heat wave it is important to keep tabs on your pond environment. During high heat spells, ponds battle heavy evaporation rates, increase in photosynthesis and warmer water temperatures than desired by most fish. Because the earth’s surface temperature will also rise, both direct sunlight and indirect sunlight ponds will feel fluctuations in temperatures during high heat.
A pond pump is designed to pump water from the reservoir at the bottom of the waterfall back up to the top of the waterfall. It is important to have just the right amount of water to make sure the pump runs optimally.
Do you ever notice that your pond and waterfall rocks are slimy with debris and pond scum? To keep your pond looking beautiful, you may need to spot treat your rocks to remove the organic debris. A pond rock spot cleaner like Aqua Fix Dry has a scrubbing action that releases the rock scum, making it easier to remove.
Tags: Pond Maintenance