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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Beneficial Bacteria + Aeration = CLEAR WATER

Beneficial Bacteria is one of the most effective ways to treat ponds, dugouts and small lakes. The bacteria is environmentally safe and very effecting in starving out algae.   Buy online today   Beneficial Bacteria + Aeration = CLEAR WATER                              It’s that simple !        Anaerobic Bacteria (most common): These non-aggressive bacteria reside primarily below the muck on the ponds...

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Help! My Pond is Green!

By Lynne Melvin as published in the Winnipeg Free Press July 6, 2013 Whether you have a small, bubbling water feature, a pond or even a dugout, algae tends to be one of the top issues that plague the water during the summer months. There are solutions, however, that are environmentally safe and very effective. First, we need to understand what is happening and then we can learn to treat it successfully. The ultimate goal of a pond, if...

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Pond Tools & Applications

        Pond Tools When it comes to maintaining your pond or lake, tools of all shapes and sizes will come in very handy, particularly these must-haves, below. Pond Rake A pond rake pulls, gathers and removes dead debris from the surface or the bottom of a pond. Debris on the surface of a pond, like algae or fallen leaves, can sink to the bottom and start to decay, adding to the muck and detritus that’s already...

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