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Lighting enhances water features

Lighting enhances water features

Whether it’s a bubbling fountain, a pondless waterfall, or an expansive wetland, a water feature can completely transform your outdoor space. At Good Earth Water Gardens, we’re obviously big fans. But the sights and sounds of moving water aren’t just for daylight hours. The right lighting can

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Bog filters make creating wetlands easy

Bog filters make creating wetlands easy

Natural wetlands are a beautiful combination of water and plants. But what’s really amazing is all the work happening under those calm waters – and how Good Earth Water Gardens can create something similar in your yard. A wetland acts as kind of a biological filter. Think

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Project showcase: A welcoming pond

Project showcase: A welcoming pond

Once you’ve enjoyed a water feature, it’s hard to go back to just plain grass! This client had a pond in the front yard of his previous home. The new house is great, but he missed the sights and sounds of a water feature. So what’s a

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Summer pond maintenance

Summer pond maintenance

Summer is prime time for enjoying your water feature. You’ve survived the Midwest’s unpredictable weather and can revel in the sights and sounds of your pond. Just a few precautions will keep your pond in tip-top shape for a few more months before colder temps set in.

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Don’t let mosquitos ruin your water feature

At Good Earth Water Gardens, we clearly love a nice water feature. Unfortunately, we aren’t the only ones. Mosquitos can crash the party whenever there’s a body of water involved. These insects are more than just pests. Mosquitos can carry disease, including the Zika virus. Plus? Their

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Tips on How to Winterize Your Pond or Water Feature

Tips on How to Winterize Your Pond or Water Feature

  Winter is coming so these tips for winterizing your pond or water feature will help you prepare for the coming cold weather. Getting ready early and being prepared will make the process a lot easier, and that will help your pond, plants, and fish get through

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5 Benefits of Having a Pond or Water Feature

  Having a pond or water feature is a wonderful if not an amazing experience. If you have never had a pond this article will lay out some of the many benefits of having a pond that go way beyond just the visual interest factor. #1 The

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Are Koi Ponds Safe for Children?

Are Koi Ponds Safe for Children?

  Are Koi ponds safe for children is a question we sometimes get asked by our Kansas City landscaping clients considering a pond who have kids. Obviously, water and children is a topic that should be discussed. The real answer to this question is that it depends

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How Much Pond Maintenance Is Required?

How Much Pond Maintenance Is Required?

  The Keys to Minimal Pond Maintenance There are a lot of factors that determine how much maintenance a pond will require. When a pond is correctly designed and constructed using components and processes that work with nature pond maintenance is very minimal. And by minimal we

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Spring Pond Maintenance in Kansas City

Spring Pond Maintenance in Kansas City

Spring is approaching and for those with ponds that means pond maintenance time is near. Over the winter your pond accumulates excess nutrients and debris while the bacteria that normally break down these elements are dormant in the cold water. This imbalance in a pond’s ecosystem can

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