Preparing Your Yard for Spring

Preparing Your Yard for Spring

Spring is on the horizon and it’s time to get yourself and your yard out of hibernation mode. Spring-cleaning does not only apply to your house but also to your yard. Enjoying time outside can be calming and therapeutic as well as good for your physical wellbeing.  Help you're your mind, body, yard, pond, and fountain make a healthy and stress-free transition to spring.

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New Years Resolution: Bringing Zen Qualities into Your Life

New Years Resolution: Bringing Zen Qualities into Your Life

It’s that time again, a new year begins and we start making all these resolutions. Whether it’s building a pond, being healthier, volunteering more, or simply being in the moment, we have a tendency to lose momentum a few months (or weeks) in. Total Pond is setting an example and the intention of bringing Zen qualities into their readers’ lives in 2018. Each month we will cover a different aspect of living a Zen lifestyle and guide you on how to incorporate that into your life...

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Fall Pond Building Tips

Fall Pond Building Tips

If you are looking to install a pond then fall is the best time to plan and build. Autumn weather is dryer, cooler, and generally more predictable. Usually, there is less rainfall and the ground is easier to work. Enlist the help of friends to make it easier to construct and create an outdoor project that you can all look forward to working on together. Below are some fall pond building tips to aid you in your endeavor.

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Autumn Aquatic Plant Care

Autumn Aquatic Plant Care

With the shorter days and cooler weather comes a change in foliage. For trees, we get to enjoy the vibrant fall colors that remind us of apple picking, pumpkin patches, and playing in the leaves. However, the same does not happen for our water plants. Colors begin to fade and leaves begin to dry out as they prepare for the winter ahead. As we have mentioned in previous blogs about preparing your pond for fall, executing seasonal pond maintenance is important, but paying attention to autumn aquatic plant care is also prudent. Savor the rest of the water gardening season by providing the extra attention needed to properly winterize your plants.

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The Link Between Mental Health and Ponds

The Link Between Mental Health and Ponds

Mental wellness has become a popular topic of discussion, as it is an important factor to living a successful well-balanced life. The stress of the everyday grind including work, family, finances, physical and mental-health issues, on top of all the unpredictable events that happen can have a direct effect on your body and mind. Finding ways to incorporate self-care will help to decrease the stress and its impact. One form of self-care is being by water and if you don’t live by a beach, lake, or river then having a pond is the next best thing. There is a positive correlation between mental wellness and ponds and listed below are some of the mental health benefits of creating and owning a pond.

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How To Decorate Your Pond With Meaning

How To Decorate Your Pond With Meaning

Decorating a home or garden may seem like a trivial task but we may not realize that how we design our own space is a representation of who we are. Do we want to show that we are successful? Or do we want to show that we are warm and inviting? In order to decorate your pond with meaning, it is helpful to visualize and choose objects that represent and/or hold sentimental meaning to us. This process creates a more personalized experience of designing and enjoying your pond.

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