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Dock-Diving Pond Build for Competitive Canines

A regulation dog-jumping pond — what even is that? I certainly knew nothing about until I happened upon this opportunity by chance. My neighbor who sold us our German Shepherd posted on social media that she had ordered an above-ground pool so that she could offer dog jumping to her boarding clients and possibly host …

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The Conservationist Appeal of Pond Building

The act of pond keeping is a powerful thing, with an appeal that is broad and deep. Pond keeping can mean many different things to as many different pond keepers. We all have our own reasons for keeping a pond. As a pond professional, I tend to lean toward the romantic side of ponds when …

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‘Up-Close & Personal’ with a Water Feature

Water gardening and the entire experience of having one can become a passion, if not an obsession. It can consume a person’s thinking to the point that some non-water gardeners might question the person’s sanity. (To be clear, we who have this passion would never question it!) So, what makes the hobby so pleasurable? For …

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Community Spread of Algae Contributes to Antibiotic Resistance

I remember my mother refusing to get me a turtle as a pet after hearing that they could transmit salmonella. (She probably had no idea at the time that they can also transmit Hepatitis B.) She also told me not to touch the ducks in the neighborhood lake. She probably had heard that they can …

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Aquascape Inc. Introduces Inventive Faux Log Fish Cave

Aquascape, Inc., inventor of the green industry’s No. 1 contractor-installed water garden, announces Faux Log Fish Cave as an innovative addition to their product line for 2020. The Faux Log Fish Cave offers a heavy-duty, natural-looking shelter to protect pond fish from troublesome predators such as herons. “Too often, predator protection detracts from the appearance …

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Natural Ponds Attract Wildlife to Your Water Garden

We water gardeners generally enjoy seeing nature and the ecosystems that surround us. Adding a water garden to a landscape is a great way to add more nature that is up-close and personal. While many enjoy the sound of water and others are drawn to the beauty of waterlilies and fish, there are other ways …

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Seven Thoughts on Honey Bees and Pesticides

Article provided by Bayer CropScience, LP and edited by Pond Magazine. 1. Honey bees help keep our grocery shelves stocked with nutritious food. It is estimated that a third of crops rely to some extent on pollination by insects like honey bees. Much of our food is wind -pollinated, including most of the grains we eat, but …

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