When the second-most deadly earthquake in history tore through Haiti, help and comfort came from an unlikely source: the pond industry. In this touching glimpse of humanitarianism at work, Rick Bartel describes the unique mission of Ponds for Peace, an organization seeking to change the world through pond philanthropy.
September / October 2013
Ever have one of those days? Matt Boring sure has. Read along as he weaves his tale of pond obstacles to accomplishments.
When it rains, it pours. Join Matt Boring on his journey of ups and downs, as he successfully completes a fun and profitable project.
There’s nothing quite like a warm summer day by a babbling brook. But with the first frost on the horizon, a pond-lover’s paradise can quickly become his worst nightmare. Follow Michael Zmina’s tips to ensure that your customers know how to prepare their pond ecosystems for winter.
With their rich lacquer blacks and stunning reds, whites and yellows, the fish of the Utsurimono family are some of the industry’s most revered koi. But their prominence was not always guaranteed. Resident koi expert Taro Kodama explains the unique history and characteristics of these beautiful living treasures.
The full implementation of the Affordable Care Act (also known as Obamacare) is just months away. Is your pond business ready to weather the change? Find out how this new law will impact your small business — and how to use it to your advantage.
Caring for the health and wellness of a pond full of fish is no easy task. But when the wildlife in your pond has feathers instead of scales, the complexity reaches a whole new level! Max Taylor of Magnolia Ponds and Water Gardens explains the unique challenges of maintaining a pond just for ducks.
The demand for goldfish has declined dramatically in recent years, while the koi market is growing more quickly than ever. Unfortunately, making the switch from goldfish to koi requires much more than just a bigger pond! In this data-rich article, Conrad Kleinholz offers the expertise you’ll need to prepare your pond for the big boys.
Harnessing the power of YouTube, Carl Petite transformed his business by selling an entirely new product: himself. Learn how “The Pond Product Review Guy” went from a few low-quality videos to a thriving Internet presence with thousands of views — and how you too can watch your sales skyrocket just by being you!
Mink and other predators can clear a pond of its fish in a matter of hours.
Are your precious pets protected? Follow Jamie Beyer’s instructions to
safeguard your pond against attack and keep your fish from becoming a