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POND Trade’s 2021 Water Artisans of the Year Winners

In a year that saw record-breaking property values all over the place, 2021 also saw the most-ever entries in POND Trade’s Water Artisans of the Year contest — almost 70! Coincidence? We think not! Just like 2020, many pond-loving clients found themselves spending more time at home, which naturally meant more home improvement and enhancement …

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How to Select Rocks and Boulders for Pond Project Builds

I have learned that for pond construction builds to look great and strive for efficiency, I need to hand-select almost all my rocks for the project. On smaller projects where we may be using only three to five semi loads, these rocks can normally be selected by walking around the stone yard or quarry, identifying …

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Incorporating Drones into Water Feature Design and Construction

Over the last several decades of designing and building water features, it has been my observation that the water feature profession is heavily weighted on the artistic side, with minimal advanced tools, technology and specialized equipment being applied. Granted, the majority of water features and garden fountains are relatively small, but at what point should …

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Protect Your Pond Business with a Backup Operating Plan

If you are married or have children, it’s highly likely you have purchased a life insurance policy. Why? If something were to happen to you, you want to be sure your family is taken care of, right?  Guess what? Your business is no different. Nobody likes to think about it, but what if you didn’t …

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UK POND College Offers Water Feature Training

POND college (Pc) is the home of Any Pond Limited, a marketing company that educates and inspires the British public. Our focus is to help others dream, plan and enjoy ponds and water features. Pc is in an ideal central location in the United Kingdom and is open for the citizens of the British Isles …

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Language of Koi | Rare Varieties at the Japan Koi Harvest

October is the most exciting time of the year for all koi dealers and hobbyists. It is also the time of the koi harvests in Japan. Every day in October, breeders harvest so many living jewels. Before COVID-19, buyers from all over the world came to the small towns of Ojiya and Nagaoka in Niigata, …

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Puddle Jumping Water Garden Tour

I had the pleasure of attending one of this year’s six “Puddle Jumping Water Garden Tours” sponsored by the Greater Kansas City Water Garden Society.   First off, it was great to be out and about seeing pond folks again. I’ve been wanting to attend this water garden tour for a few years. They did …

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Ponds Provide Family Recreation and Education

I was lucky as a kid to grow up in the rolling hills and forests of East Texas. I spent much of my time climbing trees, rambling the back roads on my bike, picking blackberries and, yes, indulging in ponds. In fact, there was a large pond directly in my front yard. I spent hours …

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Your Pond Farm Announces Virtual Showcase Dates

Your Pond Farm is honored to invite you to take part in their upcoming 2021 Virtual Vendor Showcase on Wednesday, October 13th and Thursday, October 14th. This online exhibition is an excellent opportunity for professionals in the pond and water garden industry to view top manufacturers latest offers and new product. Your Pond Farm will …

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