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…

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…

Why Pond Oxygen Levels are Crucial in Summer

Keeping the correct pond water parameters is important year around but when it comes to summer, more care has to be taken to keep your pond in good condition. In fact, pond fish deaths occur most often between late July and early August. This is due to the increased environmental effects that summer weather can…

Preparing Your Pond For Winter

For any enthusiastic gardener, autumn is a perplexing time. Your arduous work throughout spring and summer begins to fade away, with the promise of next season and another fruitful crop just on the horizon. Pond keepers are no different in this respect; they toil all year to fight off algae blooms and keep their pond…

The pond sludge problem

Every garden pond has sludge. It’s part of the natural balance of pond life to form a layer of dark, thick gunk on the pond floor and most of the time it’s nothing to worry about; but when ignored it can prove fatal to plants, fish and other wildlife or, at the very least, make…