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TAG: Ponds

Best practices to get water features and ponds ready for falling temperatures

September 21, 2022By
Todd Cruikshank of The Pond & Rock Shop says winterization is a great time to perform renovations on water features. (Photo: Todd Cruikshank)

Pros share best practices to help you ace winterization this fall. They share tools you’ll need to get water features ready for falling temperatures. read more

Aquascape offers pond care products for winter

November 3, 2020By

Aquascape recently added a pond deicer, pond aeration kits and the Smart Pond Thermometer (coming in 2021) to its portfolio. read more

So, you want to install a water feature?

September 30, 2020By
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Water feature providers lay out the best practices design/build professionals should follow when installing water features. read more

The scoop on pond installs as an add-on service

December 23, 2019By
Pond with a fountain (Photo: A+ Watercare and Fountains)

When it comes to ponds and aquatic works, there are many options available, from small water features to something as large as a few thousand gallons. But is adding an aquatics division the right move for your operation? For Mark Harpenau, owner of A+ Lawn & Landscape and A+ Watercare and Fountains in Des Moines, Iowa, it was about expanding... read more

Wonders of water

October 31, 2018By
Fountain (Photo: Blue Thumb)

The outdoor living boom has created demand for water features to swell in recent years. “People are drawn to water and naturally enjoy sitting by and listening to it,” says Demi Fortuna, director of product information at Atlantic Water Gardens, a water feature manufacturer based in Mantua, Ohio. Water features can be a smart add-on for many landscape contractors. There... read more

Pond pointers

December 9, 2014By

As the CEO of Chicago-based Aquascape and the face of Nat Geo Wild’s “Pond Stars,” Greg Wittstock offers his expertise on pond installations and maintenance. Q:  Winter is here. Any tips for maintaining a pond in the frigid temperatures? A: Have a hole open in the ice for carbon dioxide to be released and have a supplemental aeration system. If... read more