7 Top Tips to Winterize your Pond

Wintertime is a relatively quiet time for your pond. Aeration, winter bacteria, and fish feeding methods are the main requirements for this time of year.However there are some things you need to pay attention too to keep your pond and fish healthy even in the off season. 7 Top Tips to Winterize your Pond 1. […]

Fall Cleanout

Cleaning out your pond can seem daunting the first time around, but having all the right equipment will make the task surprisingly manageable. The first thing to consider is investing in some kind of vacuum. These three are top sellers, and vary from low tech to high tech. The Muck Vac Perfect for use in […]

How do our turtles survive the winter?

Well the answer is simple, by hibernating. But, the hibernation itself is a little more interesting. To prepare for winter hibernating animals build up large fat reserves then lower their metabolic rate so that they can sleep through the colder months when food is scarce using the fat they’ve built up to keep themselves alive. […]

Overwintering Water Lilies and Lotus Part 2: Tropical Water Lilies

Tropical Water Lilies Tropical water lilies are harder to overwinter than their hardy cousins; they do go dormant however they cannot be left in a pond over winter if you want them to have a good chance at survival. It’s common for people to purchase tropical lilies with the intent of replacing them, but if […]

Overwintering Water Lilies and Lotus Part 1: Hardy Water Lilies and Lotus

Hardy Water Lilies and Lotus Keeping hardy water lilies or lotus alive through the winter requires very little work. In most cases it isn’t necessary to bring hardy water lilies or lotus inside to keep them alive through the colder months, as long as your pond doesn’t freeze to the bottom hardy lilies and lotus […]

What is your Pond Hardiness Zone?

Here is a blurb from the garden.com site about the Hardiness Zone map. “The 1990 USDA Hardiness Zone Map The USDA Hardiness Zone Map is one of several maps developed to provide this critical climate information. The USDA map is the one most gardeners in the eastern United States rely on, and the one that […]

The Big Freeze

It’s cooling down across the United States and that means our ponds are going to go through some changes. Today I’m going to talk about de-icers, what are they? Which one should I use? First things first…. A de-icer is used when your pond water freezes over. A common misconception is that de-icers are the […]

Vacuums - The Best Way to Clean Your Pond

Posted in our October Newsletter It’s come to be the time of year where your pond really needs a thorough cleaning and there are so many different products out there that you may feel a little overwhelmed with all the choices. Today I’m going to show you a couple vacuums that really stand out and […]

September/October Clean Up Checklist

With autumn approaching we here at Pondbiz have developed a checklist to help you maintain and transition your pond into the winter months. If you are lucky enough to live in an area that remains warm, these procedures may not apply to you, but they do apply to most of us. What About My Plants […]

Pond Lighting

Hey everybody! Today I’m here to talk about why pond lighting is so amazing to have and how it greatly enhances the already rewarding experience of owning any kind of water feature. Lighting your pond or water feature adds a type of flair a real kind of “Wow!” factor, and the difference between a water […]