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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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5 Fall pond maintenance tips

5 Fall pond maintenance tips

When temperatures drop, it’s time to rethink your pond maintenance. The steps you’ve taken to keep your water feature in tip-top shape all summer now need to change. Get your pond ready for fall Follow these five easy tips to make the most of your pond’s autumn

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How to diagnose and fix a pond leak

How to diagnose and fix a pond leak

If your pond is losing water, don’t freak out. At Good Earth Water Gardens, we’ve seen it all. And chances are your drop in water levels isn’t dire. It’s probably either no big deal or an easily addressed leak. Worse-case scenario, it’s an issue we can help

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Pond party with a purpose

Pond party with a purpose

“It’s Pondemonium time, baby!” Greg Wittstock, aka The Pond Guy, greeted us with these awesome words. Every August, pond professionals and enthusiasts from all over the world travel to St. Charles, Illinois. Pondemonium is one of the largest water garden industry events on the planet. The Good

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Project showcase: Water feature renovation

Project showcase: Water feature renovation

We all want to be able to do it all. But the hard truth is that we all have our special gifts. And not everyone can be great at everything. Good Earth Water Gardens recently worked with homeowners who had major backyard improvements done by a “we

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Five reasons to consider a waterfall

Five reasons to consider a waterfall

  A waterfall is always a showstopper. These dramatic water features can turn even the dullest space into the centerpiece of your yard. Many folks think a waterfall requires a ton of space – and a ton of money. But that’s not true. A waterfall can fit

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Project showcase: The sound of running water

Project showcase: The sound of running water

There’s more to water features than just their looks. The sound of running water can transform a space, too. The joys of outdoor living Good Earth Water Gardens recently worked with homeowners who love, love, love to be outside. Whether it’s vegetable gardening, landscaping, or just enjoying

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Four pond pump problems – and how to fix them

Four pond pump problems – and how to fix them

  Ponds and fountains are low-maintenance additions to any landscape. But once in a while, even the most stalwart equipment can have issues. Learn how to troubleshoot your pump to keep your water feature in tip-top shape. At Good Earth Water Gardens, we see four common pump

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Plants around your pond

Plants around your pond

  The right plants around the edges of your pond can take the space from fine to fabulous. Here are the basics of pond plant care. Marginal plants Aquatic plants that grow around the edges – or margins – of your water garden are known as marginal

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Prevent algae in your pond

Prevent algae in your pond

  What’s that green stuff? Algae can take a pond from incredible to icky. Not only does it look kind of gross, but algae can also ruin your water quality and make life more difficult for your fish. At Good Earth Water Gardens, we can treat algae,

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