20 06, 2020

How Bacteria Products Work in Your Pond


Pond Maintenance: The Role of Bacteria Products in Your Pond Most indigenous microorganisms (bacteria) found in your pond fail to breakdown and remove difficult to degrade organic matter. These same bacteria may also be less efficient at reducing higher than normal levels of nutrients like phosphorous and nitrate.  When selecting [...]

How Bacteria Products Work in Your Pond2020-10-21T13:34:44-04:00
6 04, 2020

Check your pump oil


If you have a direct drive submersible pond pump and you are getting your pond ready for Spring it is important to check the oil level in the pump. Direct drive pumps use non-toxic turbine oil to lubricate the drive shaft assembly unlike magnetic drive pumps which require no oil. [...]

Check your pump oil2020-04-06T08:00:23-04:00
13 03, 2020

Algae Blooms on ponds after ice out


I took this picture after the ice just disappeared on this pond. Why is there so much live green algae? The most likely cause is the release of nutrients from the organic sediments on the bottom of this pond, no surface waters run into it. Along the edge there are [...]

Algae Blooms on ponds after ice out2020-03-13T09:08:01-04:00
6 03, 2020

Country Pond Filter frame material


If you have a flat level location next to your pond for placing a Country Pond Filter you may avoid the need to excavate with equipment. We have tested a variety of common building materials that can be used to build a basin frame.  treated wood 4" x 4"  or [...]

Country Pond Filter frame material2021-02-08T09:35:27-05:00
2 03, 2020

Is Duckweed covering your Pond?


We have created a check list of considerations and actions to take if duckweed is growing on the surface of your pond:    Duckweed can survive a PH range from 5 to 9 and grows well between 6.5 and 7.5  If the PH is below 7.0 ammonia can be kept [...]

Is Duckweed covering your Pond?2020-03-02T12:30:56-05:00
11 02, 2020

Country Pond Filter basin design


If you are installing a Country Pond Filter you should locate a flat level area adjacent to your pond to position framing material or to dig a shallow basin. The size of the filter basin is generally determined by the size of your pond. We have good success using a [...]

Country Pond Filter basin design2020-07-13T12:55:44-04:00
5 02, 2020

Country Pond Filter


The Country Pond Filter is a biological system that will help reduce nutrients in your pond. Nutrients that impact water quality may enter your pond from external sources like fertilizer runoff and when organic materials on the bottom are re-suspended or digested by microbial action. • No excavation is needed [...]

Country Pond Filter2020-02-05T13:26:58-05:00
3 02, 2020

Pond Filtration for Reducing Duckweed


Filtering your pond water to directly compete with duckweed for nutrients is measurably effective, economical and low maintenance. We have field tested and monitored all kinds of methods and contraptions for removing duckweed but have settled on reducing the nutrients that these plants need to be susstainable.  Our filtration system [...]

Pond Filtration for Reducing Duckweed2020-02-03T08:12:09-05:00
30 01, 2020

What is Duckweed


What is Duckweed? Duckweed (Lamnaceae) are the smallest flowering aquatic plants with a worldwide distribution. Wolffia, Spirodela, and Lemna are three genera in this botanical family. These plants float on the surface of the water as it warms and are mostly all leaf with one or more thread like legs [...]

What is Duckweed2020-02-03T11:14:27-05:00
29 01, 2020

Reducing Phosphorous Levels in Your Pond or Lake


Reducing Phosphorous in your Pond with Biochar™ Biochar is remarkable, in that it looks like charcoal but is made by a highly controlled process called Pyrolysis that reduces material contamination and increases carbon storage. The result is a lightweight, porous material with a very large surface area. Biochar has the [...]

Reducing Phosphorous Levels in Your Pond or Lake2020-06-23T10:56:22-04:00

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