Archive of the Category 'Pond Tips'

Pond Pumps - Understanding the Basics

Monday, July 10th, 2017

Pond pumps and plumbing make up the circulatory system of a water feature and are key to the aesthetics of your pond. More importantly, they supply the system with necessary oxygen levels and keep the water circulating. Familiarize yourself with these terms as you get to know more about your pump. GPH: The term “gallons […]

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How do I get rid of green water?

Saturday, April 22nd, 2017

  How do I get rid of green water? For clarity issues, Rapid Clear, a flocculent that is 100% safe for fish, plants or wildlife, can be used. This product is a fast acting treatment that can solve cloudy water in just a few hours by physically causing the particulates floating in the water to […]

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How Many Fish for Your Pond?

Thursday, April 20th, 2017

While fish certainly bring joy to any pond, they can also bring headaches to water quality if you go overboard when stocking fish. Too many fish creates an imbalance in the pond’s ecosystem so you’ll want to make sure you know about the number and size of fish in your water garden. Obviously, the pond needs […]

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The Most Effective Way to Filter Pond Water

Monday, April 17th, 2017

Reprinted from the Aquascape Blog One of the common misconceptions consumers have today about pond ownership is that maintenance is tedious and time consuming. This simply isn’t true when proper steps are taken to create an ecosystem pond that works with Mother Nature, not against her. In addition to plants, fish, aeration, rocks and gravel, […]

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Oxygen in Your Pond

Thursday, February 16th, 2017

By Ed Beaulieu from Aquascape Oxygen is one of, if not the most vital element on the face of this Earth. Read any science journal you can find or even look it up on the Internet. You’re not going to find anyone that will dispute that fact. The truth is that oxygen is vital to […]

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Winter Pond Care from Aquascape

Friday, December 2nd, 2016

Fall and Winter Maintenance In the fall, water is almost always very clear because of the cooler temperatures and the full, lush plants. Enjoy the good water quality! Here are some things that you can do to keep your water garden looking good. Note: Several of the steps do not apply to Pondless® Waterfall systems. […]

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Pond Construction- Choosing the Right Rocks

Friday, August 19th, 2016

Credit to Aquascape pros for this helpful article. Rocks, like plants, have a dual role in both the aesthetics and function of a water feature. Different types of rock can greatly affect the design of your pond. Let’s talk about aesthetics first since rock selection is critical to the look of a pond or waterfall. […]

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Summer Pond Care - Tips from Aquascape

Wednesday, August 10th, 2016

From Aquascape Blog, August 2, 2016 As we approach the dog days of summer there are things that you need to remember about your water feature in order to keep a balanced ecosystem pond along with happy fish! Take a moment to refresh your memory with these  critically important tips. 1. Add oxygen to your […]

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Planting Water Lilies

Monday, July 18th, 2016

Reprinted from the Aquascape blog. Colorful lilies transform your pond into a beautiful water garden. Read on for great tips from the Aquascape experts. Two basic methods exist for planting water lilies. You can incorporate plant pockets within the pond itself, or use Aquatic Plant Pots. The method you choose should be considered prior to pond […]

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Pond Netting for Fall Pond Maintenance

Saturday, October 17th, 2015

Autumn leaves look beautiful near the pond. But once they fall, there is a lot of clean up required to keep the pond free of debris and rotting leaves. The easiest way to keep the leaves out and simplify your fall clean up chores is to install netting over the pond. Here are a few tips for […]

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