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. […]

What is your Pond Hardiness Zone?

Here is a blurb from the 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 […]

How to resurface your pond or pool

Pond Shield and its many uses:   Pond Shield is a fantastic epoxy that is used to waterproof ponds, fountains, aquariums, pools, and animal drinking locations. It can be applied to concrete, shotcrete, gunnite, stone, tile, wood, steel, aluminum, fiberglass, and many more surfaces. Pond Shield is fish and plant safe and comes in clear […]

Winterization: Closing down the pond

We’ve said goodbye to summer and are now moving into the final days of fall. It’s time to begin closing down the pond for the winter. By now, many of you have already begun the preparations. You’ve changed your fish’s diet and have begun to slow down feedings and hopefully ordered all the products you […]