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...

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...

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...

How do I clean my Northern Virginia Pond?

Not all water features require an annual cleanout. If there is a layer of “crud” at the bottom of the pond and the water is dark in color, it would be a good idea to do a full clean-out. If there is just a small amount of debris that you can stir up and capture with a...

Meet the Pond Doctor Team

Many of you reading this blog may already have met our team at The Pond Doctor. We love what we do and are passionate about creating beautiful water features that bring joy to our clients and add value to their homes. Altogether, our team members have more than 40...

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...

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...

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...