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….

Why Slug Pellets are Dangerous for Children, Pets and Wild Life

What are slug pellets and what are they made of? Slug pellets are small, rounded and compressed mass containing substances that are poisonous to slugs and snails, often placed around growing plants to prevent them from being damaged. Generally, there are two main types of slug poison ingredients that can be used in slug pellets….

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…

What Every Gardener Should Know About Heat Stress

What is heat stress? Heat stress can be understood as when the temperature of the environment of a plant is high for a period of time sufficient enough to cause irreversible damage to its the life and development. Even the slightest increase in temperature can be detrimental to the growth and progression of many types…

4 Reasons Why Sweating is Important

What is sweat? Sweat is a natural product of the process of body temperature regulation, also referred to as thermoregulation. This process is triggered by physical activity, overheating, stress and other strong emotions; as well as pregnancy, illness or something as simple as eating spicy food. Our brain sends a signal to millions of sweat…