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Wetland Algae Control & Management

Aerial view of wetland algae.

Algae or alga (singular) is a catch-all casual term to describe a broad and diverse range of organisms that are not all necessarily closely related. For example, some algae in freshwater  lakes and wetland ponds can be a cyanobacteria in which some strains of are toxic and others aren’t. Oddly enough, although sometimes referred to […]

ORGANIC WAYS TO KEEP YOUR POND FREE FROM ALGAE

A close up of seaweed on a rock.

Naturally Organic Ways To Keep Your Pond Free From Algae Algae are aquatic microorganisms that are naturally attracted to water sources, and especially standing water. It is, for this reason, you will see algae growing in or ontop your koi pond among other damp places. Like probiotics, algae are only useful (in the pond) in small populations, […]

GOT POND & LAKE WEED? HERE’S A QUICK POND PLANT GUIDE

A purple flower amongst a field of wildflowers.

Maintaining control over pond weeds can be a challenging task.  The first step to finding a suitable solution is the correct identification of the specific weed.  The majority of ponds have separate types of plants and you do not want to begin the incorrect treatment for these weeds.  Some pond plants are not merely weeds but are […]

CONSIDERING A NEW POND PUMP?

A beige pump.

When building a new pond or small lake, we always suggest pre-plan the pumps and filtration first. Don’t wait until the water feature is built, and then decide to buy the equipment. Planning how the water will move and filter is probably the most important part of owning a water feature. Even if you have […]

7 KINDS OF POND & LAKE ALGAE

Seaweed growing on a shore.

Suffering From Algae Overload? First Things First – What Type Of Algae Are You Dealing With? Believe it or not – kelp, seaweed, and pond scum are all different types of pond and lake algae. “Algae” are a type of protist that has plant-like characteristics and are often found in aquatic environments. Algae, like most aquatic […]

TYPES OF POND FILTRATION

A pond with green algae in it, filtered.

One of the most critical components of a Koi pond is the filter. Why is this so important to have an adequate pond filter? Imagine living in a house without a toilet.. Or let’s try this one, ever owned a fish tank? How often does it need to be cleaned without a proper filter? Probably […]