What types of fish are best for your pond?

What types of fish are best for your pond?

With spring in full bloom, your pond should be pretty active and well used. Nothing adds a beautiful aesthetic to your yard and pond like fish. They provide color and character and are also an essential part of the pond’s ecosystem. Whether you keep pond fish for their lively glistening colors, graceful movement through the water, or just for mosquito control, fish are an important addition to any pond or water garden. So what types of fish are best for your pond? Read below for a helpful guide to buying the right pond fish for your water garden.

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Meaning Making in Designing Your Pond

Meaning Making in Designing Your Pond

Ponds tend to be decorative features added to your yard, an office building, park, or any place that has room for a water feature. From an objective standpoint designing your pond can seem like it involves only taking into account logistical planning and steps for construction. However, there is a subjective part of the process where there is meaning making in designing your pond.

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Spring Plant Care

Spring Plant Care

Spring is right around the corner! Your garden needs some assistance getting back in shape, though, so it’s time to get to work. Not only will you be helping to revive your garden but you will also be doing something healthy for your mind and body. Help yourself and your garden with some spring plant care tips for getting your backyard green and water garden beautiful by the time the season reaches its peak.

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Prevent "Spring Kill" with Spring Survival Kit

Prevent "Spring Kill" with Spring Survival Kit

For pond enthusiasts with koi, spring can mean unexpected challenges. In the beginning of spring, the dormant aquatic life starts to become active. This increase in activity includes fish as well as bacteria and other microorganisms. In the right conditions, bacteria can rapidly reproduce and create environments that are stressful to fish. If pond conditions are left unattended, eventual fish loss due to "spring kill" may occur, which commonly refers to seasonal fish loss due to a series of issues related to water quality. It is mostly caused by dangerous, oxygen-poor conditions. Be prepared with a spring survival kit for koi.

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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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