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What You Should Know About Pond Dyes

It’s common to see dyed water in public and recreational establishments such as golf courses and parks, but there’s no harm in dyeing your personal property’s pond or lake. Special dyes give bodies of water a striking visual appearance that most pond owners long for. It also limits the amount of light traveling through the […]

What To Do After Your Lake Dries Up

Having a dried up lake is nothing out of the ordinary. It’s nearly inevitable unless you have a high-volume spring feeding your body of freshwater. Severe heat waves occur in some parts of the U.S., and many lakes, whether big or small, tend to dry up. The leading cause for dried up bodies of water […]

Managing Fish Populations in Ponds

Understanding Fish and their Temperature Needs Fish management is a continuous and necessary process that helps stabilize fish populations, which is why it’s important to understand that different fishes have specific water temperature tolerances. Warm-water fishes like large-mouth bass and sunfish prefer temperatures above 80°F in the summer, while cold-water fishes like trout can’t survive […]

Modifying Habitations to Get Rid of Mosquitos

Ponds are calming additions that improve the overall appearance of any property. However, if negligence and improper upkeep can cause them to become the perfect breeding grounds for mosquitoes that carry diseases such as Zika, breakbone fever, and chikungunya. Understanding Mosquitoes To prevent mosquitos from overpopulating and conquering ponds, a keen understanding of how they […]

How To Control Swimmer’s Itch In Freshwater

Swimmer’s itch, otherwise known as cercarial dermatitis, is an irritating rash that can occur after swimming or wading outdoors. Swimmer’s itch is the result of an allergic reaction to microscopic parasites. It is most common in freshwater lakes and ponds but occasionally occurs in salt water. While the parasite’s preferred hosts are usually birds, it […]

The Reality of Eutrophication

They say there is no such thing as too much of a good thing, but the existence of eutrophication is an excellent example that proves otherwise. When aquatic bodies have an overabundance of nutrients, their entire system declines and can ultimately become unlivable. What Is Eutrophication? All living organisms need specific nutrients to survive. One […]

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What To Do With Weeds

No matter how big or small your garden or your pond is, weeding is probably the activity you do most often. It can be somewhat satisfying to pull up these intruders. Essentially, weeds are the healing remedy of nature for locations with no plants. Wondering what to do with weeds around your pond? Here are […]

Top Reasons Your Water Plants are Dying

Caring for a pond can be a great way to spend your time. After you put your pond together, you may want to watch the variety of pond plants thrive. It can be frustrating if your plants don’t grow and flourish properly. It becomes even less of a joy when you see your plants begin […]

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Typical Pond Predators – An Overview

Are your fish disappearing? No, it’s not your imagination. There is a good chance that you have a predator or two paying a regular visit to your pond. Typical pond predators are an aspect of water gardens that owners have the least amount of control of. When you manage a pond, it is a good […]

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Leeches in Your Pond – What To Do About it

It goes without saying that leeches are not for the faint of heart, to say the least. These tiny segmented worms are bloodsuckers and are actually a relative of earthworms. They use their cup-like, suction mouths and teeth to latch on to invertebrate and vertebrate animals, to feed on their blood. Most leeches thrive in […]