Please consider going on our Pond Tour. You will meet other homeowners who have all different types of water gardens. They can answer many of the questions you have as well as speak from experience.
We have numerous water features at our location on 32 Miry Brook Road. Our staff is very knowledgable and would love to speak with you about water gardens.
Can I leave the fish in the pond during the winter?
Yes, as long as you have a small circulating pump and/or pond heater. That is all you need to keep a “breathing hole” in the ice and oxygenate the water for your fish.
Are water gardens breeding grounds for mosquitoes?
Mosquitoes breed in still, standing water. A well-designed water garden has moving water, in which mosquitoes do not like to breed. In addition to this, if you have fish, they eat the mosquito larvae.
Does water gardening involve a lot of hard work and maintenance?
Not necessarily. An ecologically-balanced pond is about as much work as maintaining an established perennial border, minus the weeding and watering. Aquatic plants water themselves. A five-minute monthly cleaning of the filter and a weekly addition of some beneficial bacteriaand algaecide, along with an annual spring clean-out are all that you’ll need to worry about.
Is maintaining a water garden a constant headache?
Ecologically-balanced water gardens lets Mother Nature do the heavy lifting. Make sure your water garden works with Mother Nature, not against her. Include a mechanical and biological filtration, lots of aquatic plants, fish, active bacteria, and plenty of rocks, all this creates an enjoyable water garden
experience and minimal work for you.
Don’t ponds need daily water testing and corrective treatment?
A pond is not like a pool. If the pond is not chemically dependent, there is nothing to test for. Mother Nature never tests her water, and she doesn’t use any store bought chemicals or pharmaceuticals, & neither should you.
Is it okay to have algae in the pond?
Green algae, in proper proportion, is beneficial for pond life. Fish eat it, balancing the various aspects of pond life creating a living & healthy pond. Too much algae has two simple causes: too much accessible nutrition and too much sunlight. That is why a well-designed pond includes plenty of aquatic plants to compete for the available nutrition and the proper amount of fish.
We are a distributor of EasyPro Pond products – ProSeries & Eco-Series Lines, as well as other focused lines