Using Solar Power Keeping Your Pond Green

July 21st, 2013

A pond is a place to showcase your aquatic gardening skills. You can also keep and raise different types of fish to clean the water and create a small ecosystem. A strategically placed bench transforms the area into a sanctuary of peace and a place for meditation. A successful pond needs to have oxygen in the water; it also needs water movement. While plants do supply some of the oxygen needs, a pond pump supplies the movement which allows the water to pick up oxygen from the air.

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Enhance The Landscape Of Your Water Feature

May 23rd, 2013

Maintaining and enjoying a water feature such as a pond or stream can be a great way to make the most of your property. If you own property, a pond may be a worthwhile addition. A well-maintained and landscaped pond can enhance the ambiance of your property and increase its resale value, in addition to being a source of enjoyment for you and your family. You may be surprised at how easy and inexpensive it is to build a pond, or improve the quality and landscape of an existing pond on your property. Read the rest of this entry »

Secret Of Keeping Koi Fish Ponds

March 24th, 2013

A well-maintained koi pond is so self-regulating that it doesn’t need to be drained for the first few years. However, after a while it will need to be cleaned out. Debris inevitably falls into the pond and over time will disrupt the balance of the pond. If the pond doesn’t have an outlet pipe, the easiest way to drain it is to set up a simple device using a funnel with gauze fastened over the opening. Plug the Read the rest of this entry »

Why Floating Fountains Are Great For Larger Ponds

June 12th, 2012

Homeowners with larger properties will often have ponds or large water features. If there is no natural, or made made filtration, a fountain will often help to keep water healthy for fish and plant life. It the budget prohibits a large, natural looking water fall, or similar structure, a floating fountain is a very wise investment. These types of fountains are available in many types and sizes, and are an affordable way to keep your Read the rest of this entry »

The Right Filtration For What You Need

August 23rd, 2011

In order to ensure your water quality, you will want to use a filtration device. By filtering your water for maximum purity, you guarantee that you will have nice water for whatever uses you need. Especially if you plan on drinking the water, you will want to use a filtration device for maximum effects. A failure to do this can lead to polluted water that is unsafe to drink. It could lead to you getting sick, or the water looking poor when placed in a pond. Water filtration can be done Read the rest of this entry »

Having The Right Alkalinity For Your Pond

August 22nd, 2011

If you are looking to have a pond in your backyard, then you need to be aware of the alkalinity of your pond. A pond with a low alkaline level is a pond that is not healthy for the life in the pond. Low alkaline levels in the pond prevent algae from growing. There are some fish that thrive on algae. It is important to have the best environment for the life to thrive in your pond. Ponds vary from location to location, but most ponds should have a level Read the rest of this entry »

Adding Outdoor Pets For The Kids

August 21st, 2011

Oftentimes adding a large dog or a cat to the equation just isn’t in the books for all families. Many children or even adults have allergies that do not allow them to have a traditional pet. Instead of giving up on the idea altogether, why not think of a creative way to combine both getting your kids to do outdoor activities and incorporating an innovative pet into the mix.

Ponds are a great way to get the whole family together in an outdoor activity. After going to the hardware store and selecting which pond basin shape you like, the Read the rest of this entry »

Considerations for your future backyard pond

August 11th, 2011

Perhaps you don’t yet have a yard pond but you’ve been pricing out putting one in on your WildBlue Deals internet…here are a few of the things you should know and consider before you take the step of putting in your very own yard pond.
Do you have kids?: If so you’ll want to determine how big of an issue safety’s going to be. How old are your kids and do you ever leave them in the yard unattended? Ponds can be far more treacherous for children than Read the rest of this entry »

Restoring The Good Bacteria In Your Pond

June 21st, 2011

Small backyard ponds can be difficult to keep healthy. If your pond is mucky, cloudy, or has a great deal of sludge you can begin eliminating it by installing an aerator in the center of the pond. This will help when you have to start restoring the good bacteria that helps break down all of that organic material. Without aeration, the build up of muck will become greater then what bacteria alone can handle as the bacteria require oxygen to thrive and grow. They breathe oxygen just like we do.

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Shining The Spotlight Under The Water

May 28th, 2011

Ponds are very fascinating to the young and the elderly. They love to feed the fish and sit by the water because it is very relaxing to them. Some people will put spotlights so that they are shining under the water. These can be white or they may be colored lights.

These make it easier to see the fish and other things that are living in there. Children are very interesting in knowing what is down below the surface. Read the rest of this entry »