3 Spring Blooming Aquatic Plants to Add in the Pond in Autumn

  Autumn is here and for many pond keepers its time to say goodbye to sitting outdoors in the sun and enjoying the view of their water garden.  The frustrating part of this time of year we find is that while there are plenty of tasks to do to make sure the pond is maintained…

5 Tricks to Prevent Green Pond Water

How to Prevent Green Pond Water Pond Water or Pea Soup? When you first dreamed up the idea of having the perfect pond, the last thing you would have imagined is for it to resemble something like pea soup! Unfortunately, that’s the reality for many pond keepers. Green pond water is a common and recurring…

A Guide to Natural Ponds

Ponds come in various different forms and serve different purposes by the nature of how they exist. In the most basic form, they are simply a body of still, fresh water and their purpose is dependent on what can be found within them. Generally, most people are most familiar with garden ponds but even these…

The Underestimated Danger of Pond Nitrates

There’s a lot of information online about nitrates and their effect on pond chemistry and fish. We feel the information currently available gives a general underestimation of the potential danger excessive amounts of nitrates can cause. Not only for aquatic life such as fish, but also the health and quality of the pond water overall….

An Essential Guide to Pond UV Lights

What are UV filters? Eco-systems such as ponds require continuous care and maintenance of water to ensure that aquatic life (whether it’s animals or plants) are healthy and able to live in an environment where they can thrive. UV ‘filters’ are ultra violet light systems that have been used for years in ponds and aquariums in…

The Ultimate Guide to Blanket Weed

What is Blanket Weed? There are over 20,000 species of algae with a given name and Blanket Weed is just one of them. Of Blanket Weed, there are two types that can be identified although there are various other names people may use to refer to them. The Two Main Types of Blanket Weed One…