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How to Treat String Algae

Spring is almost here and soon the string algae will be coming back to life. String algae growth is a common complaint from pond owners. There are many factors that can affect the growth rates of string algae. One thing to remember is that string algae is not bad for your pond. It is actually […]

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20 Common Pond Myths Explained

I want my pond located in the lowest part of my yard! This is probably the worst location for your investment because of the run-off that can creep its way into your pond. When your pond is positioned near your house, you can take in the beauty and tranquility of your pond when entertaining friends or […]

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Beneficial Bacteria for a Healthy Pond

Spring is here and the hot summer months are just around the corner. A frequent question we get this time of year is, “How do I keep my pond water clear?” There can be many answers to that question. The first thing we suggest is to use Beneficial bacteria. Beneficial bacteria occur naturally in our […]

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Pond Care Tips for Fall and Winter

Fall is in full swing and there are several things that a pond owner must do to ensure that their pond is ready for the coming fall and winter: 1. Should I Shut Down My Pond in the Winter? We recommend that pond filters be cleaned. Depending on your situation, it may be necessary to […]

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Summer Pond Maintenance Tips: 5 Essentials for a Healthy Pond

Summer is the season when your pond should be in its full splendor. However, ponds and water gardens require proper maintenance to stay healthy and beautiful throughout the hot summer months. Here are the 5 most important factors for maintaining a healthy pond. Aeration Proper aeration is essential to maintaining oxygen levels and the health of […]

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It’s Time to Clean Your Pond or Water Garden

Wow! Was the 2015 winter for the records or what? Northern Virginia got hammered with cold and snow this February. Everyone is ready for spring to break out. The frogs and fish are starting to stir and dormant plants are showing signs of new growth. The long winter however, has taken a heavy toll on […]

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Fall and Winter Pond Care

Meteorological winter is now here. It is important to keep a close eye on your pond. Extreme cold can be stressful on your fish. You need to make a decision to shut down the pond for the season or keep it running in our Virginia climate. There are advantages to both and you can make […]

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