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. [...]
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Planktonic Algae: Pond Water Nutrient Mitigation Winter is finally leaving us here in upstate NY and it’s that time of year where we begin to think spring! We have officially started off the season with some of our small water garden clean outs. Check out this round water garden, unique [...]
Koi ponds are renowned around the world for their beauty and tranquility. The designs of koi ponds vary widely. Koi fish can be added to large, pre-existing ponds. Small ponds of all shapes and sizes can be added to a garden space. Some designers even add streams or small waterfalls to a [...]
Imagine gazing into a pond filled with gloriously colorful, vibrant fish. Now imagine this scene is just yards from your house. Sounds like a dream, right? Actually, it's a reality, and it's closer than you might think. A small investment in some koi fish eggs and you could be well on your way [...]
The Koi fish is one of the most beautiful types of fish. Though Koi fish aren't all the same color, the orange pigment is the most common on the fish scales. Koi fish also have long whiskers. Their interesting appearance distinguishes them from other fish types. Koi fish are admired [...]
Finding & Purchasing Japanese Koi Fish for Your Pond Koi are the most beautiful pets in the world. If you are a long time koi enthusiast, or a newcomer to these amazing underwater, pets you know that the variations, colors, and patterns of koi make the carp species exceptionally stunning. And [...]
How to Build a Pond: A Beginners Guide Having a pond on your property to swim in, fish, and relax by is a great enjoyment. Building a pond can be as simple as digging a hole in the ground or more complex when excavation equipment is involved. Think about how [...]
Do you have issues with your pond or water garden NOT being clear? You should try Water Column Clarifier! This product is a nutrient consuming liquid bacteria. Pond water column clarifier also establishes healthy bacterial cultures, consumes nitrogen and phosphate as well as keeps your ponds and fish healthy! Not [...]
National Pond Service Products We help people enjoy ponds **All Products are eco-friendly and natural. No harm to fish, plants, or other wildlife. All-Season Pond Bacteria: Apply this product as a maintenance treatment to reduce organic sediments on the bottom of the pond. This will help keep your pond healthy [...]
Directions: Apply 10-25 pounds per surface acre once per month or as needed. Apply 50 pounds per acre for rapid reduction around piers and shorelines. This product is a natural foundation of beneficial pond bacteria for use in large ponds and lakes. When used regularly this product will reduce [...]