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Category Archive for 'Water Gardens'

Winter Maintenance for Ponds

Ponds are great for the summer but what happens when winter comes? Winter can be potentially deadly to your fish or plants. Pond heaters are too small to raise the temperature and so your pond seems helpless, right? Wrong! There are plenty of precautions that can be taken to help save the life of your […]

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Natural remedies for algae

Algae can certainly be an annoying problem to deal with while maintaining a water garden. Fortunately, there are many ways to keep an algae-free pond. From plants and fish to proper filtration and chemical remedies, you’ll find it’s easier than you think to keep your algae problems down to a minimum. Plants Under water plants such as […]

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Reproduction and Propogation

The reproduction and propagation of pond plants may take a bit of time to get familiar with but once you get the hang of it you’ll find it’s quite rewarding to watch your garden grow. Luckily, propagating pond plants is considerably easier than propagating “normal” garden plants. This can be seen especially when using the vegetative propagation […]

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Summer is the season where most action takes place in or around your garden pond. Plant growth is at it’s best and feeding demand is at it’s highest. As a result of this, you must deal with the heavy waste load. Testing for ammonia and nitrate will show you if your filter is keeping up […]

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Planning ahead for plants

When drawing up plans for a new backyard pond, it’s important to think ahead about what you’re going to need and want to achieve your goals. Planning ahead for plants is important because although they only require light and water, different plants need different amounts of each. All ponds should ideally get sun for at least […]

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