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    …you're ready to go we'll walk you through all the steps. Learning how to build a pond is easier than it sounds and if you're not sure where to begin our pond kits include all the essentials you'll need to get started.Step 1: Unpack Kit & Mark Area Start by deciding on the location to build your pond…
    …particularly where ponds tend to freeze during the winter months - you'll usually notice their absence when temperatures start to drop. Like many of us would like to do during winter herons that choose to migrate will head for Central America and northern South America to warm up and fill up on…
    …deep water loving plants like to be in shallow water when they are getting started. * Flow or No: Water flow rate is often a factor that is overlooked but some plants love moving water while others like it to stand still. Dwarf Cattails for example are hardy enough to grow in streams but lilies do…
    …is a simple solution to keeping cattails in check. Follow these tips to learn how to get rid of cattails in a pond and maintain a pristine shoreline all season long.How to Kill Cattails One of the most effective ways to get rid of cattails is to spray unwanted growth. To maximize the effectiveness…
    …activates and starts cleaning. The bacteria-free product uses the fish- and plant-safe power of hydrogen peroxide to lift debris from pond liners rocks gravel and waterfalls - which means little or no work from you! * Add some elbow grease. For tough stuck-on debris you may need to lightly scrub the…
    …have an abundance of organics in the pond and your fish are constantly stirring them up and clouding the water. Here is a four-step solution to get you started: * Remove large debris. * Perform a partial water change. * Add a water conditioner. * Double down on the beneficial bacteria. A jar test…
    …Microbe-Lift PL Gel to introduce beneficial bacteria and reduce filter seed time. Once everything is back in place start your pumps and let the water flow. Be sure to test your water for ammonia before adding your fish. See our article on Understanding the Nitrogen Cycle for tips on how to know when…
    …pond depth is important to make sure you correctly size an aeration system. If you do not know your depth or think that it may have changed over the years it is time to familiarize yourself with the bottom of your pond. Use these tips on how to measure a pond and start by grabbing a string marked…
    …significant damage to the ice. Instead use the rink when it's cold enough outside to keep that slick surface intact. Skate Away! Now that you've learned how to grow good ice rink ice how to set up and create a winter wonderland and how to maintain the rink all season long it's time to get busy…
    …algae removers to help keep your pond clean and clear. Most importantly we'll cover how to remove algae from your pond without harming fish.Chemical Treatments If you have an existing algae problem and need to know how to kill algae in a pond quickly chemical treatments are the way to go. Selecting…
    …cause algae and water clarity issues. Here is a step-by-step approach on how to perform a spring clean-out. We recommend performing a spring clean-out once a year. A spring clean-out is designed to give your pond a fresh start which will translate into clearer water and happy fish. If leaves and…
    …and add to your landscape's aesthetic; it also shades it from sunlight which can kick-start algae blooms as the mercury rises. * PondClear and MuckAway: When water temperatures rise to a consistent 50°F you can start using the beneficial bacteria found in PondClear and MuckAway to break down…
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