Pond Supplies by Sunland Water Gardens

Ponds – How do I identify leaks in my pond?

Turn off your sprinklers for a day, then do the following steps:
  • 1. Look for a wet spot at the edge of the pond or stream.
  • 2. Temporarily remove the plants and rock to reveal water flowing over liner.
  • 3. Pull up the liner so it is above the water level.
  • 4. Pack dirt and small rocks behind the liner to keep it in position, then replace rocks and plants.
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Eco-System – My sprinklers cause water to run in to my pond, how does that effect my eco-system?

Sometimes water and soil may flow into your pond from rain or sprinkler systems. Use your hose to test the edges of your pond and make sure that the water is being diverted around your pond, not in it. Never use lawn fertilizer or insecticides on trees around your pond or on areas of your property that will drain towards your pond. Lawn fertilizer and insecticides will cause large nutrient blooms and will severely threaten the aquatic life
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Eco-System – How do I balance my pond?

Plants are probably the most important addition to your pond, since they directly compete with algae for nutrients and light. Add a wide variety of plants to your pond. This not only creates a natural look, but also will help reduce the algae in different areas of your pond. Place water hyacinth and water lettuce in your falls. These floating plants reproduce rapidly, using up an enormous amounts of nutrients. Plenty of bog and marginal plants should
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Bacteria – Pond bacteria, what are they and why are they in your pond?

Bacteria are microscopic unicellular organisms. They are spherical, rod-like, spiral or threadlike in shape, often clumped into colonies. A very few species of bacteria cause disease, most perform essential roles in nature. You could not digest certain types of food, for example, without the help of bacteria flourishing in your digestive system. People sometimes get nervous when they hear the term “bacteria”, because they have only heard the word in connection with diseases. The bacteria that you will
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Aeration – Should I get an aeration device?

Beneficial bacteria’s effectiveness is enhanced by the use of an aerator. Proper aeration also adds to the overall health of the pond and can get rid of the “bad” types of bacteria growing in deep waters where there is no oxygen and sludge build up is great.
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