Mike Garcia founder of Enviroscape began his career in the horticultural field more than 25 years ago. After earning his college degree in Ornamental Horticulture, he earned his C-27 Landscape Contractors License, as well as his D-49 arborist Tree Service Contractors License. Under his leadership, Enviroscape has won numerous landscape and water feature awards at the local, state, national and international levels

New Pond, Aquaponics Build for School During Pandemic

By Mike Garcia / December 27, 2020 / 0 Comments

The year 2019 was just amazing from a business viewpoint. The economy was a business owner’s dream. Jobs were coming in faster than we could keep up with, and everything was good. As 2019 ended and a new decade began, early 2020 showed no signs of letting up! Then, the bad news began. In late […]

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Sidebar | Greywater and the Pond World

By Mike Garcia / October 23, 2015 / 0 Comments

What is all the buzz about “greywater”? Due to the severity of the drought in the western United States, many water purveyors are promoting the use of second-hand water, commonly referred to as “greywater.”
 Water coming out of the tap is considered clean and safe for drinking water. Water that is used to wash clothes […]

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Ponds Serve a Role in Water Conservation

By Mike Garcia / October 22, 2015 / 0 Comments

  There is no doubt that we are living in changing times. Some 20 years ago, the modern U.S. pond movement was well underway, escalating in sales and progressive technology. Business empires were built and new manufacturers appeared. Then, about five years ago, the recession took a toll on all businesses, including those in the […]

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Fighting the Drought

By Mike Garcia / June 30, 2015 / 0 Comments

The challenge is real, and it is known as the Mega-Drought. How bad is this drought? For the first time in American history, over half the United States has declared drought.

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Defeating Drought: The many advantages of rainwater harvesting

By Mike Garcia / July 1, 2014 / 4 Comments

It glimmers, it shines, and it’s at the bottom of your pond. No, it’s not a wishing coin thrown in by a naughty neighbor — it’s Hikari Moyo! As marketable as they are beautiful, these patterned koi have a brilliant, metallic sheen that will set any koi lover’s heart aflutter. Here, Taro Kodama shares the important characteristics to look for when appreciating this unique and shiny variety.

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The Ponics Solution: Why new growing methods are the fix we didn’t know we needed

By Mike Garcia / November 1, 2013 / 0 Comments

The health of our nation relies upon a nutritious and chemical- free diet. Yet with America in a state of emergency drought, safe, organic food is prohibitively expensive. Thankfully, new technologies are available that allow fresh, organic food to be grown more quickly and cost-effectively than ever before. Mike Garcia explains how hydroponics, aeroponics and aquaponics make the nutrient- rich water in our ponds more valuable than ever.

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10 Techniques in Low Voltage Lighting

By Mike Garcia / July 1, 2011 / 0 Comments

Pond builders (and your customers) prefer low voltage lights for most landscape applications due to the ease of installation and for the cost savings due to lower electric usage. Award winning lighting expert gives you a quick overview of outdoor lighting. Do you know when to use “moonlighting” versus “spread lighting”? The ten most popular garden lighting techniques are explained.

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Rainwater Harvesting

By Mike Garcia / November 1, 2010 / 0 Comments

The reasons why Rainwater Harvesting is gaining attention are many. As the economy tanked, pond manufacturers wondered what would become of the pond world. All of us worked so hard to get ponds into mainstream America. I say “Pond World” because we seem to have developed our own universe stemming from manufacturers, distributors, sales forces, the publishing world, contractors and of course, our customers.

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Helping Those with Water Features to Deal with Drought

By Mike Garcia / May 1, 2010 / 0 Comments

In view of the very serious drought, which many areas of the country are now experiencing, what can be done to save water if one has a water feature? Some commercial and municipal entities have actually drained their water features and put up signs, which basically say the water features were drained, in order to conserve water. Must we go to this extreme to save water?

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Networking Benefits of Hosting a Pond Business Event

By Mike Garcia / August 10, 2009 / 0 Comments

What are the benefits of hosting a pond event? They are a great opportunity for much needed networking. You learn and see new things for the industry and meet new people in the business that you can learn from and share your experiences with.

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