20 06, 2020

How Bacteria Products Work in Your Pond

2020-07-06T10:53:49-04:00

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 Pond2020-07-06T10:53:49-04:00
13 03, 2020

Algae Blooms on ponds after ice out

2020-03-13T09:08:01-04:00

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
2 03, 2020

Is Duckweed covering your Pond?

2020-03-02T12:30:56-05:00

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

2020-07-13T12:55:44-04:00

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

2020-02-05T13:26:58-05:00

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

2020-02-03T08:12:09-05:00

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

2020-02-03T11:14:27-05:00

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

2020-06-23T10:56:22-04:00

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
7 03, 2019

Restoring a Large Pond

2019-03-13T14:46:57-04:00

Ponds and retention basins go through a maturing process that often results in less than ideal water conditions due to the accumulation of organic materials, excess nutrients and human impacts. Knowing the four stages of change and what is happening will help you decide which actions to take for improvement. [...]

Restoring a Large Pond2019-03-13T14:46:57-04:00