Protect Your Fish From Extreme Heat

6 Steps to Protect Your Pond Fish During Extreme Heat       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...

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4 Easy Steps to a Clean Pond or Water Garden

There are so many water treatments on the market today, and everyone seems to recommend something different.  So, what do you truly need to keep your pond clean and clear? There are 3 areas to keep clean in your pond: Water column: Keep the water column clean so that the water is clear. Pond bottom: Keep the pond bottom clean to avoid muck. Rocks: Keep the rocks clean of organic debris so they don’t get slimy and gross. 4 Easy Water...

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Building a Pond

A pond or water garden can transform your outdoor living space from ordinary to extraordinary. It can enhance the look and feel of your yard. 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...

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Algae Prevention and Control

Fountains and Ponds Having a pond or water feature in your yard can become a big disappointment if it turns to soupy green mess. It may not only look bad but it may also smell bad and if you have fish they may be in ill health. There are some excellent ways to prevent and treat algae blooms that are not too time consuming and easy on the pocket book. Algae needs light and nutrients to grow and flourish. The decomposition of grass...

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Waterfall Maintenance Tips

Here are 4 Waterfall Maintenance Tips for waterfalls in back yard living spaces in Canada. 1) Clear the waterfall of debris – sticks, leaves, grass clipping etc if left will begin to decompose. When they decompose there release nutrients into the water which feeds the algae spores that then result in a green gooey mess ( algae bloom). 2)Ensure the rocks in the water fall are well positioned – misplaced rocks can result in...

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Retaining Wall Waterfall

Retaining wall waterfall have become very popular in Canadian outdoor living spaces. Many people enjoy the sound and movement of water as it is very relaxing and tends to reduce stress. In our busy society a backyard paradise is ever more important for many people. A waterfall in a retaining wall is a perfect solution for small area or those who enjoy a more contemporary landscape. The Formal Falls from Pond Builder are one of the...

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Types of Landscape Lighting available on the Prairies

 Cast Lighting lights are constructive of Solid Sand Cast Bronze and are built to last! these lights are perfect for our harsh environment on the prairies! LED Landscape Lighting – WARM Coloured Lights that have the look and feel of incandescent. They have the highest Quality LED chips in which the illumination will be consistent over time- brightness and colour will not change. Classic Incandescent – low voltage lights...

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Winnipeg’s FIRST EVER Conservation Water Festival

          In support of the MB Conservation District Association we would like to publish the following press release. PRESS RELEASE Contact: Shane Robins, 204-570-0164 Winnipeg’s FIRST EVER Conservation Water Festival In Celebration of World Water Day March 22nd When: March 22 2014 9am-6pm AND April 3rd, 2014 from 1pm – 6pm Where: March 22nd at Polo Park Shopping Centre AND April 3rd at St. Vital Shopping...

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5 Most Popular Water Feature Trends

5 Most Popular Water Feature Trends by Krista Moon Share Water Gardens: Ponds and water gardens have always been popular in America’s backyards. Those that are seeking to add a pond to their yard are requesting more areas for aquatic plants in the pond as well as areas deep enough to over-winter koi and goldfish. Pond-Less Waterfalls: Pond-less waterfalls, or cascading falls, are waterfalls that disappear into a bed of gravel before...

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Aeration For ALL Seasons

Aeration For ALL Seasons Posted on March 1, 2013 by thepondguy   Installing an aeration system in your pond or lake is key for creating the perfect pond whether you use your pond for swimming, fishing or just for looks. The benefits provided by bottom diffused aeration will keep your water clean, clear and balanced all season long. Spring Head Start The increased oxygen and circulation provided by spring aeration will help evenly...

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