Pond Supplies by Sunland Water Gardens

What is Aquaponics?

Aquaponics is water gardening. Water Gardens and water gardening can be a fun to do and to have as an exciting exterior landscape element. Your water garden can have koi, albino catfish, aquatic plants and flowing via water streams, fountains or features. Your pond fish will love it as much as you love water gardening. Water gardens can be almost any size or depth, they are typically small and relatively shallow, allowing your aquatic plants to thrive with pond fish and koi. At Sunland Water

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.

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

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