Backyard Blog

How to Troubleshoot Pump Problems

If your pump isn't working as well as usual (or not working at all), you may notice your fountain or waterfall looks a little weak, and your pond may slowly...

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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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How to Select a Pond Liner

Pond liners are the important first step for backyard ponds that do not have a constant water source; without a pond liner, the water seeps out. Some liner materials are more...

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What is the Best Pond Style for You?

Figure out what pond style is best for you as you start planning your next pond-building project for your backyard.

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Pond Plants That Help Filter Pond Water

The right pond plants can improve water quality by removing contaminants, absorbing nutrients, and oxygenating water. Floating: Water Hyacinth, Water Lettuce, Duckweed, Fairy Moss, Floating Fern. Marginal (Emergent): Water celery,...

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What to Expect When Reopening Your Pond

Spring is easily a favorite season for pond owners. Once the ice and snow thaw and the temperatures warm, you can reopen your pond finally! The first step is spring...

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What to Do About Snakes Around Your Pond

Ponds are a natural attraction for snakes, as they provide a source of water and food. While they may be scary to some, snakes are an important part of the...

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