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Water Artisans of the Year: Runners - Up

Year over year, it’s always the hardest part of administering the contest. No question, the winning projects are jaw-dropping, but how do we not show off a few of the other sensational entries we received? Limiting the love to justMore...

Water Artisans of the Year: Meet This Year’s Judges

Just as in past years, we meticulously assembled a unique panel of leaders that we felt represented a wide cross section of the industry’s capabilities and expertise. Each “blind” entry presented to the panel consisted of a brief, contractor-supplied descriptionMore...

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Pond Construction | Formal Scupper Waterfall Construction With Limited Access

This backyard project came to us via a store rep at a well known and long-established landscape supplier here in Ottawa, Ritchie Feed & Seed Inc. I deal with this supplier quite often during the pond season and have hadMore...

Pond Construction | The Evolution of Invention, Part 1: The Koi Industry

After 20 years in this industry, I have found that many products manufactured for pond construction are just new versions of components and methods that have been around for years. This begs the question, when did it all start? WhoMore...

Sponsored Content | Spotlight on Nanobubble Technology

Ranging from microscopic, single-celled organisms to larger seaweeds, algae are simple, nonflowering aquatic plants with hundreds of different species. Algae play an essential role in the ecosystem and can provide an indication of overall pond health. As such, effectively managingMore...

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Contractor’s Corner | A Labor of Love

My addiction to water gardening began back in 2000 when a local Aquascape supplier, Hedberg Supply, had their annual pond tour. From that year to the fall of 2007, I accumulated many pictures and articles of other homeowners’ water featuresMore...

Tips for Avoiding Online & Phone-Order Scams

I was studying our 2020 business plan when the call came in. The man on the phone said he wanted a skimmer, and I took his order. That’s when things began to feel … a little wrong. The man’s accentMore...