Each year the IWGS announces the selection of exceptional aquatic plants in each of these categories: Hardy Waterlily, Tropical Waterlily and Marginal. See the winners here, and consider including some of these award-winning plants in your customers’ water gardens.
May / June 2012
We were lucky to be able to attend this year’s Water Garden Expo, a popular distributor show ‘n tell. See what you missed, and enjoy the photos.
Knowing where, when, and how to focus marketing plans is extremely important. This industry expert believes that networking will play a key role in these plans. Learn about diversifying and teaming up with others. Includes a list of great ideas for you to explore, to identify new customers.
Auto-fill – some installers swear by them some swear against them. Hollye Merton will cover many important reasons why she believes your ponds and water features should have an auto-fill system. Almost every koi hobbyist has killed their koi from leaving the hose on, is this a possible solution?
Yes there is money to be made in offering pond and water feature services. Learn from Carl’s years of experience, the dos and the don’ts and other important variables to consider when you service your customers’ pond. Don’t miss out on this profitable business opportunity.
Clay in Ponds? What is it, why would you use it, and how much to use, are all questions that are discussed in this article. Water quality in a pond is critical for the health of the inhabitants and happiness of the pond owner. Find out what else is claimed this clay can do for the health of the fish and pond.
Industry koi expert shares how she nets and bags koi for customers, either for pick-up or shipping long distances. Become an expert from her insights and see the tools of the trade. Be sure to learn the correct way to help insure the kois’ health and safety. It may look easy, but it isn’t.
See a backyard transformed from a small pond to a complete oasis. Pieter, Pond Builder of the Year, shares how he built this project. The pond elements included a fish tunnel, fish caves and LED lighting to the yard’s meditation rock.
To determine if a pond or water feature has a leak, be sure to remember water does evaporate. Learn what the general rule of thumb for water evaporation is. Then use the calculations for ponds and streambeds to estimate your customers water features evaporation.