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Winter Pond Maintenance Checklist

January and February are peak winter, often when the weather is at its coldest. It’s not the most exciting month for water gardening; the main objective is to ensure no...

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Dreaming of Spring

The seemingly endless months of snow and cold weather have us dreaming of spring (unless you live in Florida and put on a jacket only a handful of times this season)....

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Caring for Your Pond Fish During an Emergency

Do you have an emergency plan for your pond fish? When you're making plans with your family about what to do during natural disasters like hurricanes, blizzards, or fires, you...

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How Much Snow is Too Much Snow on a Pond?

When you're checking on your pond during the winter, it's important to make sure there's not too much snow stacking on top of the pond. How much snow is too...

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Enhance the Beautiful Sounds of Your Pond: A Guide to Water Features and Nozzles

Discover the joy of a relaxing pond with captivating sounds that harmonize with nature.

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How to Drain Your Pond for Winter

Whether or not you need to drain your pond depends on a few different factors. The depth of your pond will be the difference between your pond freezing all the...

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Pond Fish Care in Winter

Winter isn't the most exciting time of the year to be a water gardener, but it's one of the most important times for maintenance. Starting in the fall, water quality...

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Prepare Your Plants for Closing Your Pond

Get your pond plants ready for winter with these tips for when to store, prune, and relocate your plants indoors for the winter shutdown.

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What Pond Equipment Should be Removed for Winter?

Water gardening tends to slow down in the late fall and winter. Once the water temperature drops to 40°F, it's time to bring your pond equipment inside.

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