Backyard Blog

Maintaining an All Natural Pond

You can maintain your pond naturally without using potentially harmful chemicals. Learn how to maintain your pond, naturally.

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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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Fish Care to Maintain Water Quality

There are a few reasons why a pond goes from crystal clear to cloudy, smelly, murky, and even green. Excess waste, debris, and poor oxygenation cause most water quality issues,...

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Is a Total Water Change Necessary?

When your pond has major water quality issues that don't seem to be resolved by troubleshooting or water treatments, a total water change can provide a fresh start. Total water...

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How to Test Pond Water & How to Read Results

When was the last time you tested your pond's water? Even if the water is crystal clear, you can have too much ammonia or imbalanced pH levels. Catching these issues...

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Why are my fish constantly at the surface?

Fish enjoy routine and will learn your feeding schedule and start to come to the surface when they see you. Waiting at the surface for food is different than gulping...

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Most Common Pond Water Quality Issues (and how to fix them)

When you have a beautiful pond in your backyard, you want it to be clear so you can sit by the water and enjoy the peace and calm. Clear water...

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