Because home fish ponds are not self-sustaining environments, you must do more than simply fill your pond with water and fish, and hope for the best. Water quality must be monitored and controlled. Also, invasive and unwanted species of aquatic animals such as frogs or pesky insects such as mosquitoes often take advantage of the food and shelter you have provided, so you must take steps to keep them out. Here are some tips to help you maintain a beautiful and enjoyable fish pond.

Use a high-quality water filter, and clean it often. Debris can build up quickly, especially in » Continue Reading

August 15th, 2013 at 12:00 am | Comments Off | Permalink

Before you undertake you fish pond project, you have a few important decisions to make. First, you will have to decide where you will place your pond. Water lilies require a lot of sunlight. However, if you only plan to have fish in your pond and you want to be able to relax near the water, choose a shaded area. The next decision you will have to make is the shape of your pond. Liners fit better when the edges are round.You can find a quick rundown here Your » Continue Reading

June 4th, 2013 at 12:00 am | Comments Off | Permalink

Water gardens are becoming incredibly popular and many people are transitioning from dirt to water when it comes to growing flowers and crops. The one thing about water gardens is that they are still new, so it might be difficult to find tools and accessories for them in your local super center store. The best place to buy water garden accessories is either online or in a specialized local nursery. The Internet is probably your best bet for finding » Continue Reading

March 28th, 2013 at 12:00 am | Comments Off | Permalink

When you think of a water garden, you usually think of it as a way to spruce up the yard. Did you ever wonder what else a water garden could do?

For the sake of this post, today, we’re going to discuss ways in which a stylized and maintained water garden can actually protect your home.

A water garden can take on many different forms and one common trait is the presence of pebbles and gravel along the water’s edge. Looks nice, sure, but did you also know that implements like these can actually serve as an early warning sign? It’s almost impossible to walk on gravel without making a sound.

Another important thing many water gardeners do when picking a spot for the garden is clearing away any unnecessary shrubs or bushes. Not only does this action divert attention to the garden, it also makes the home safer by giving would be intruders fewer places to hide.

However, at the end of the day, try to remember that a water garden is for the sake of relaxation. Tending and maintaining one should be therapeutic and, while aspects of a garden can make the home safer, if you’re looking for real peace of mind you might need to get a home security system. Sites like securitychoice.com won’t know much about gardening, but they will have a thing or two to say about your safety so you can get back to relaxing and focusing on the water garden.

January 13th, 2013 at 12:00 am | Comments Off | Permalink

The secret to building an ecosystem pond is by making sure that the design is suitable for a diverse amount of wildlife. Ponds need to be diverse in order to be healthy, whether it is a large pond or a pond in the backyard, it doesn’t matter. Different types of water depth are compatible with different types of plants and fish.

If you want to build an ecosystem pond, then you need to know what types of plants and fish work well together and then design the » Continue Reading

July 23rd, 2012 at 12:00 am | Comments Off | Permalink

If you want to build a pondless waterfall then you will need to get a large tub or container, a shovel, some rocks, cinder blocks, a water pump which can be submerged, some hoses, black foam for the pond, some flexible pond liner, and some strong wire.

The first step you will need to do is to dig a hole to the dimensions of the tub or storage container. Take the excess dirt and place it on the side of the container where you want the waterfall to be and then pack it down. The second step is to » Continue Reading

July 8th, 2012 at 12:00 am | Comments Off | Permalink

Many people think that maintaing a water garden is nothing more than building the aquatic environment and simply adding some plant and fish. This is definitely not the case; not if you want to have a healthy garden at least. The problem that watergarden owners are going to have to combat is the excess algae. Excess algae will be the death of your beautiful water garden and the only way to stunt its growth is by controlling the ponds nutrients. The most prevalent types of nutrients that algae love include nitrogen based compounds » Continue Reading

June 26th, 2012 at 12:00 am | Comments Off | Permalink

A water garden is a beautiful landscape element and it is an easy to do, DIY (do it yourself) project. The main purpose of a water garden is to accommodate aquatic plants, fishes, fountains, rocks and other elements that can be placed in water.

Water gardens are artificial man made landscape elements, and they can be placed in the exterior or interior of a home. With a little effort and all the required tools a water garden can be built » Continue Reading

June 11th, 2012 at 12:00 am | Comments Off | Permalink

A water garden can add a new level of tranquility to your yard. When building your water garden, there are many things that you will want to take into consideration. Failure to properly plan things like location and aquatic life can lead to disastrous results.

For a water garden, you will want to first decide on the type of fish. While most people go with goldfish, any freshwater fish may be used. This is also the time to choose any plants that you will be using. Once you have the » Continue Reading

May 29th, 2012 at 12:00 am | Comments Off | Permalink

The best way to install a water garden is by careful planning. You never want to start a project, to realize after hours of work and a significant amount of money, that you have constructed your pond in poorly or in a location that is far from ideal.

With this in mind, the first step you want to take is to first consider what type of pond you want to build and where you want to build it. Some questions you may want to ask yourself is “What kind of aquatic » Continue Reading

May 28th, 2012 at 12:00 am | Comments Off | Permalink