David owns pondplants.com in San Diego County and has been in the aquatic plant business for 30 years. He is also the current President of the Southern California Water Garden Society.

Lovely Ludwigia: The many intricacies of a unique aquatic plant

By David Curtright / July 1, 2013 / 0 Comments

Frost-tolerant, drought-resistant and beautiful, the genus Ludwigia is an attractive and stable addition to any pond planting. David Curtright offers an illuminating overview of these unique aquatic plants.

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The Use of Aquatic Plants for Algae Control in Domestic Ponds

By David Curtright / March 1, 2012 / 1 Comment

Yes aquatic plants can help with algae control. Learn how from long time industry expert. Aquatic plants can be divided into four associated groups, learn what they are and what they do. David makes suggestions on how to build a pond to include aquatic plants. This is a long article that covers many topics and uses for aquatic plants. It is well worth taking the time to read it.

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Why I Don’t Like Turtles in My Ponds

By David Curtright / September 1, 2010 / 5 Comments

Having cared for numerous ponds in San Diego County over the past 31 years, I have come to have an opinion about many things related to pond set-up and maintenance. One of those concerns involves which animals and plants we should try to keep in our ponds.

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The Use of Color in Ponds

By David Curtright / March 2, 2010 / 0 Comments

Regardless of the situation, there is a plant, or a combination of plants, that will fill any void with color and interest in a water garden. Our plant expert goes into great detail about the many plants that are available, when to use them and how to mix them. Be sure to not only think about the color from the flowers, but the leaves of the plant too.

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Pond and Water Gardening Animals – Pond Focus

By David Curtright / May 25, 2009 / 0 Comments

Most customers end up keeping to many animals in their ponds. Read what can happen when the “customer” thinks they know more then you do. This is a fun article to read, but the important point is the problems animals can cause when the pond is not built for them. For
example, red-eared sliders do not go well with lilies in a water garden and oh what a mess swans can make! Balance is the key.

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The Plants That We Use and Why We Use Them

By David Curtright / March 5, 2009 / 0 Comments

Are you wondering which plants to use and which to avoid? There are many elements that go into which plants to select. David goes in-depth on dozens of plants, with good pictures, so you can see what to use, what to avoid and why.

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The Use of Water in Pond Maintenance

By David Curtright / November 6, 2008 / 0 Comments

Today it is important for us to know what can be
done to reduce water losses in our ponds. Are you
wasting water by back-flushing filters and
vacuuming the bottoms of ponds? Adopt water-wise
maintenance methods to reduce water loss.

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