Sunland Water Gardens: Pond Maintenance

How to get rid of algae in your pond?

How to get rid of algae in your pond

How to get rid of algae in your pond?

1. Remove manually all algae, leaves and other debris left over from the season before. This is crucial because an excess of decaying debris will add to the nutrient levels and the algae in the pond.If after you have removed all debris you still find you are having problems with algae you can use products like more

What to do to get your pond ready for spring?

What to do to get your pond ready for spring

What to do to get your pond ready for spring?

1. Clean out your pond, whether that means a full clean-out or rinsing things off. If you are in an area that has a lot of wind and rain you can expect that everything has landed in your pond. This can also include runoff from your roof. If you can net everything out then you
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How to keep the raccoons away

How to keep the raccoons away

Although there is no such thing as Raccoon season seems like late spring to early summer is the prime time for us to hear.. “A raccoon ate all my fish what can I do?” Although there are a few things you can  do after your pond is already built, the time to really think about it is in the planning stage of your pond. To start we have to think about the physical attributes of the critter.
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What to do if your pond water is green

What to do if your pond water is green

So your pond is dirty. Leaves, debris have gotten out of hand, so you decide to do what we call a “drain and clean”. Whether you do it yourself or have a professional do it for you, you may still experience your pond turning green. This is a normal thing that can happen as your pond must balance all over again. If you’ve got some green water showing up in your pond
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Make everyday an Earth Day

Make everyday an Earth Day

“What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make – Dr. Jane Goodall.
[clear] Well just in case you missed it, Earth Day 2014 has come and gone. Every April 22nd folks will celebrate the earth and be reminded of the need to care for it. Being basically a farmer by trade the Earth is sorta important. I have committed over 30 years to adding
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Are aquatic plants dangerous to Koi

Are aquatic plants dangerous to Koi

I have heard pond owners say they are afraid to add plants to Koi pond because of disease or parasites. Although it is possible for a few uncommon varieties of parasites to attach to plants it is unlikely that they would make their way to cause harm to your Koi or other pond fish.  This is due most in part that aquatic
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Will a homemade pond filter work?

Will a homemade pond filter work??

I am asked all the time if a homemade pond filter will work. With some reservation I would have to say yes. Some people have a good amount of success making biological filters. They start out to be a bit cheaper but in many cases do not work or last quite as well. Having a good design is very important. [clear]

Important elements of homemade pond filters

The most important element
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