Archive for the Ponds Category

Reviving a DIY pond

Reviving a DIY pond

This homeowner enjoyed a backyard pond that she’d installed herself. And then? Life happened. The little backyard pond slowly lost its allure. Eventually the landscaping overgrew and the pond became completely nonfunctional. There it sat for several years, a shell of its formerly charming self. But then

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How many fish can your pond hold?

How many fish can your pond hold?

No one likes to be crowded – and fish are no exception. An overstocked pond can make your fish unhappy and unhealthy. Parasites can spread and bummed out fish tend to have diminished color. Not enough space and oxygen can even be fatal. Be smart when you

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Spring muck management

Spring muck management

Ah, spring. It’s the time when ponds come back to life. And might be filled with all sorts of gross gunk. Say what? The transition from winter into spring and summer can be complex. Sort of like puberty, your pond is figuring things out as it moves

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Fish that thrive in KC

Fish that thrive in KC

Fish can add an exciting dimension to your pond. But much like plants, not all fish do well in all kinds of weather. It’s important to find aquatic life that will thrive in your climate. In Kansas City, we’ve found several species of fish that flourish. Here

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Pond edging ideas

Pond edging ideas

It’s easy to focus on the water of a water feature. But it’s the stuff that goes around the water that makes a pond or waterfall special. Some folks figure they can throw some rocks around a pond and call it good. But at Good Earth Water

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How to net your pond

How to net your pond

Our weather is cooling off and trees are starting to lose their leaves. That means leaves in yards, gutters … and ponds. Netting is an easy way to keep leaves and other debris out of your pond. A little work now makes cleaning up your pond later

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