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Can Your Waterscape Business Survive the Drought?


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There’s something about flowing water that we humans crave. It’s hard to look at a fountain, a babbling brook or peaceful pond and not feel more relaxed. Having a calm, scenic oasis in one’s very own backyard can provide a much-needed reprieve from the stress of everyday urban life.   More
 
Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Green Water

What causes it and what to do about it


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Why is the water green?” you might ask. Whenever there is a surplus of available plant food (nitrate), Mother Nature steps in and supplies something to use it, in an attempt to achieve balance. Your water is green because of an explosive growth of small algae and phyto- and zooplanktons.    More
 
Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Simple Techniques to Create Natural-Looking Streams


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Steams are simple to build, but can easily become very difficult if a few rules aren’t followed. When designing streams, the main thing to look for is elevation changes that can work for or against you. Elevations working for you will have the slope coming towards the customer’s viewing area (such as a patio or deck).   More
 
Tuesday, May 15, 2012 BRIAN HELFRICH

Spring Start-Ups: Ponds

Getting your pond ready for spring


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In my last article (January, 2012), I discussed the importance of draining, rinsing, and cleaning of a pond in the spring as one of the most effective ways to start the pond year. I still believe this is very true. There are many people who do nothing else for the rest of the year, and that spring cleaning is the only thing that allows their pond to function properly rather than be a nightmare.   More
 
Friday, March 16, 2012

Spring Start-Ups


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With the holidays just winding down, now is the time to get your ducks in a row for the spring start-up season. Don’t put it off; the more you plan and do now, the more successful your season will be. Luck tends to frequent those who do their homework..   More
 
Monday, January 16, 2012

Building a Better WATER FEATURE


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Water is a powerful resource. A welldesigned water feature can add natural beauty and visual excitement to its surroundings, offer an inspiring view and create a peaceful atmosphere within a host of environments   More
 
Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Oxygen in Your Pond: Are Your Levels up to Par?


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Oxygen is one of—if not the most—vital element on the face of this earth.   More
 
Thursday, September 15, 2011 ED BEAULIEU

THINGS THAT BUG ME IN THE POND INDUSTRY


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I’ve learned by seeing, assessing and fixing thousands of ponds, done by do-it-yourselfers or “certified” high dollar so-called “professionals”. There’s always some individual walking around with a rubber mallet, looking for another anvil to break.   More
 
Wednesday, July 20, 2011

SMALLER WATER FEATURES. . . BIGGER CASH FLOW


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There’s a saying, “Bigger is better.” Although that’s not always the case, it took me a while to get the message, but I finally did get it.   More
 
Wednesday, May 18, 2011 DAVE JONES

Aeration Makes Pond Management Eco-Friendly


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Ponds and lakes are valuable natural resources. They add beauty to the landscape, provide recreation and serve as a habitat for fish and wildlife. A natural body of water is a complex biological, chemical and physical community.   More
 
Tuesday, March 22, 2011