Archive for the Ponds Category

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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How to winterize your pond

How to winterize your pond

Cold weather means your pond needs a little TLC. Winterization will help your pond, plants, and fish do well this winter. It sounds like a daunting task, but winterization isn’t complicated. Here’s what you need to know. Water temperature The temperature of your pond determines when you

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4 Benefits of water features

4 Benefits of water features

Whether it’s a pond, a fountain, or a pondless waterfall, water features look awesome. But their appeal extends far beyond visual impact. A water feature can enhance many areas of your home and your lifestyle. Here are four of our favorite benefits of having a water feature.

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Are koi ponds safe for children?

Are koi ponds safe for children?

Koi ponds add beauty to any outdoor space. But some parents worry: are fish ponds safe for kids? It’s a conversation that’s definitely important. Here are some things to consider. Pond depth and construction How the pond is built can make a big difference. Koi pond purists

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How to keep pond maintenance at a minimum

How to keep pond maintenance at a minimum

When your pond is designed and constructed right, it shouldn’t need much upkeep. How much is “not much?” For an average-sized 15’ x 12’ natural pond with a 10’ stream, we’re only talking a few minutes a week. It’s a small investment that ensures countless hours of

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How to spring clean your pond

How to spring clean your pond

It’s pond maintenance time! Here’s what you need to know about getting your water feature in tip-top shape this spring. Why Your Pond Needs a Spring Cleaning Over the winter, excess nutrients and debris collect in your pond. The bacteria that normally break down these elements are

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6 Factors that go into a beautiful pond

6 Factors that go into a beautiful pond

A pond is one of the most joyful additions you can make to your property. The beauty and the sounds are incredibly relaxing. But serious work has to go into creating this environment. At Good Earth Water Gardens, we guide homeowners through the pond design and installation

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How to repair your pond

How to repair your pond

No one really wants to think about pond repair. But eventually, every water feature will develop some sort of hiccup. Perhaps it’s a leak, a malfunctioning pump, or an issue with water quality. You might see reduced waterfall flow – or not see it because the lights

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