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Big and Bold Website Redesign from Pond Trade

By Grant Gerke / September 2, 2021 / 0 Comments

Pond Trade Magazine is at it again, as we’ve updated our website design to make it easy for visitors to find essential pond construction and pond technology content with our big and bold redesign. The clean design — created by our Publisher Lora Lee Gelles — produces bold images on the page and our articles […]

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2020’s Top Ten Pond Articles on PondTrademag.com!

By Grant Gerke / January 7, 2021 / 0 Comments

2020 was a tumultuous year, but the silver lining was spending more time with your family and being at home. For some contractors, homeowners and pond professionals this turned into reading more pond articles on PONDTrademag.com, where our web traffic dramatically increased in the Spring of 2020 with searches on pond construction, pond design, koi […]

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POND Trade Magazine Extends Water Artisans Entry Deadline!

By Grant Gerke / November 30, 2020 / 0 Comments

Awards Update! We’ve made it easier for you to enter this year’s awards by now accepting online payments via our charity, St. Jude’s Children Research Hospital. Enter here!  ‘Tis the time for holiday planning, celebrating and submitting your best pond projects of the year for our 2020 Water Artisans of the Year awards! We’re excited […]

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Contractor’s Corner Quarterly Winner Reveals Tips on Expanding Ponds

By Grant Gerke / May 30, 2020 / 0 Comments

Most owners want ponds to be as big as possible, but budget constraints don’t always allow for it. However, as pond owners become bigger fans, many want to expand on their original pond design. So how do you go about expanding your current pond? Well, our recent winner of the Contractor’s Corner quarterly award, Lloyd […]

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How to Keep Herons from Attacking Fish, Koi or Goldfish

By Grant Gerke / May 21, 2020 / 0 Comments

 While all of us love critters and wildlife, in general, we have to keep pond predators like herons away from our beloved koi and goldfish. This video from Foisy Aquatics provides 10 methods to keep herons away from your pond, and this issue can be a great reason to connect with customers and discuss […]

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Who Made POND Trade’s Top Ten for 2019?

By Grant Gerke / January 4, 2020 / 0 Comments

2019 was another successful year in the world of ponds, water gardens, pond design and overall business activity within the industry. Some of those successes were on display in PONDTrademag (& issue) and now we are looking back on some of those top feature articles and content from our issues. As our list shows, readers […]

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Contractor’s Corner | Award-Winning Pond

By Grant Gerke / July 17, 2019 / 0 Comments

Our quarterly award for the sponsored Contractor’s Corner section goes to John Bruder, Fairview Water Gardens, and his contribution to Six Mile, South Carolina. The Contractor’s Corner award winner receives $250 worth of Pondliner products. Every community needs an oasis and below are some of the details of the pond build: We had a location […]

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Waterscape Artisans ‘Up to their Ears’ in Love for the Profession

By Grant Gerke / April 13, 2019 / 0 Comments

What a great message to hear from our Contractor’s Corner Quarterly winner as everyone embarks on a new pond and water garden season: While for some this is a norm of life, waterscape artisans have chosen a profession they love, for few things compare to the building a waterscape experience. April’s Contractor’s Corner, sponsored by […]

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The Winner of the Contractor’s Corner Award Reveals a Permanent Pond Showcase

By Grant Gerke / January 14, 2019 / 1 Comment

Our most recent winner of the Contractor’s Corner award goes to Leslie Triplett of Pond Digger, and their article about Hector Mardueño and his pond showcase at the American Builders in Las Vegas. The article provides a great profile of Hector and his rise to be a pond and landscape contractor, and his recent pond […]

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The People Factor in Pond Management

By Grant Gerke / December 25, 2018 / 0 Comments

Urban and suburban ponds make up the majority of our treatments and contracts. Many are dressed-up stormwater retention ponds, while some are bona fide lakes in an urban setting with pond management challenges. I say two things often enough that my co-workers are tired of hearing them. The first is, “I am still learning about […]

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