Pond Maintenance

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Natural Biological Methods to Boost Pond Clarity and Fish Health


Like many other important but seemingly insignificant factors in life, microorganisms play a prominent role in maintaining a healthy ecosystem. Bacteria, fungi and yeast occur naturally in the environment, breaking down waste contaminants (e.g., organic waste and oil spills) and even forming symbiotic relationships with plants to help them absorb nutrients. Some microorganisms appear to …

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Keys to Keeping a Clean Pond Floor

No backyard oasis would be complete without a beautiful koi pond or water garden as its centerpiece. We make a living pouring our experience, knowledge, God-given artistic ability and personal blood, sweat and tears into creating masterpieces that our customers will love for years and years to come. We as professionals can build some amazingly …

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The People Factor in Pond Management

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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Video | Keep the Koi Alive, Let the Gas Escape

‘Tis the season to stay inside and gather around the fireplace to enjoy the holidays. For pond owners in the upper part of the U.S., service or consulting is a must from your pond contractor. This video shows a profile of how Aquascape approaches winter services in the Midwest and some tips. Brian Helfrich of …

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Maintaining Your Backyard Beauty, Pond Netting 101

Maintaining your pond has never been easier given the variety and customization available for pond netting. All pond owners should use netting to protect the quality of their water, keeping the pond, filter and pump free from leaves and debris. As we approach fall, pond owners should be pulling out their leaf netting before the …

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How to Diagnose, Locate and Effectively Repair Pond Leaks

The leakers represent a serious issue that must be dealt with. They are eroding the chances of us ever being successful. Thankfully, I’m not talking about politics. No, the “leakers” in our industry like to turn dirt into mud. Sometimes they cause certain plants to grow like crazy while the rest of the landscape wilts. …

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Successful Winterization Techniques for Outdoor Ponds

Just when I start to think that there isn’t much more can I write about keeping fish outside in brutally cold winters, I get a question that makes me realize that there are still some things I have not considered putting into writing before — even though I have been overwintering koi and goldfish outside …

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Fountain Maintenance: Tools and Techniques from the City of Fountains

Kansas City is known as the City of Fountains. With 200 registered city fountains and many more residential and commercial features in a centralized location, our customers’ expectations are elevated. The techniques, tools and tricks in fountain maintenance used here can be adapted to most regions and can provide a steady stream of income for …

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