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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