Ponds

Pond Lily PadsWhen in flower a water-lily is truly one of the most beautiful sights to see. However, when not in flower apart from providing convenient resting places for frogs, the lily pads can seem to get out of hand and be just starving a pond of light and possibly oxygen too. So, if lily pads have become a problem in your pond - what can be said about how to get rid of lily pads?

There are many uses for flexible pond liner in water gardening, whether for repairing an old cracked concrete pond or turning a brick lined pit into an impromptu pond. But their primary use, and what they do best, is to allow the building of informal ponds and water features like streams and fountains.

There are different pond liner materials to choose from, depending on how much you want to spend and how long you want the material to last. The larger the area you need to cover, the thicker the material you should get. Different colors are available, but black is the best choice for blending in to the environment.

Have you ever looked out of your window over your back yard and wished that your garden was a little more interesting? If you have then you may think that a water feature would add a little extra to your garden. The problem is that so many water features cost a fortune and cannot slip into a normal household’s budget easily. Well, homemade garden fountains can fill that void for you. They are easy to create, easy to afford and can easily enhance the visual appeal of your garden.

Choosing Your Fountain

Many people are installing ponds as part of their landscape. One important element is the need for proper pond chlorine filters. With so many different types of filters, choosing the one you want can be confusing. The main types will be discussed in this article.

Bio filters sit at the outside edge of the pond. They are visible, but they can be disguised by landscaping or other means. They use a submersible pump to force water into the filter’s inlet. Gravity then carries the water out and back into the pond.

indoor waterfall pondThe design and size of indoor ponds and waterfalls that you could install in your home or office, are only limited by your imagination and, of course, the space you have to fit them into.

There is something soothing about having an indoor pond especially if there’s the sound of running water with it from a waterfall, or perhaps even just an indoor waterfall on its own. Adding lighting effects to an indoor pond or waterfall, will transform it at night into a spectacular feature too.

In Confined Spaces

A rare pond plant is, just that - rare. Being a rarity, these days, it will probably means that is will be protected by state or even federal law and, were you to go in search of a specimen of it, you could end up in trouble with the law.

So whilst the following examples of pond plants are mainly rare and protected pond plants, meaning you mustn’t just take them from the wild - you may be able to buy species of them from your local garden aquatic centers or stores. Where there is a known natural rarity of any of these plants, it has been stated.

Golden Club

Here we cover the basics of pond aeration schedules and explain why and when aeration is necessary for garden ponds. If you have a garden pond that is over 6 feet deep at any point, aeration is necessary. If you are creating a garden pond and do not want to use an aerator, then just be sure to make the pond less than four or five feet deep to be safe.

Why Aeration is Necessary

Installing pond lights for DIY homeowners can be a time consuming procedure; follow this simple guide to get what you really want for your pond. An indoor or outdoor pond can add wonderful visual beauty as well providing a relaxing and comforting environment. The addition of lights can add real impact and take your pool from ho-hum average to an ever changing and stunning feature that will give your neighbors something worth talking about.

What Kind of Lights to Use

It is satisfying to have a back yard pond year round, and pond owners realize the importance of a pond pump. Without a reliable and sturdy pond pump, the entire effect would be completely lost.