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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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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