Ponds

Pond Damage!

Posted by on June 8, 2011 at 7:24 am

Lately we have been dealing with a few damaged ponds here in Southeastern Wisconsin.  Through the years, I’ve been impressed with the durability and resilience of the eco-system ponds that we install.  For the most part, these ponds can withstand all sorts of abuse and come out unharmed.  You can walk, jump, run or swim […]

To Clean or Not To Clean?

Posted by on May 17, 2011 at 5:00 am

This spring, as I take calls for the usual spring clean-outs, I’ve gotten many questions regarding how far a pond owner needs to go for their clean-out.  Do they need to pump it down, remove the fish and pressure wash?  Can they just pump it partially down and partially clean it?  Can they just skim […]

Clean – Outs!

Posted by on May 9, 2011 at 5:00 am

This time of year we are knee deep waist deep in pond clean outs.  Most of our pond owners like to start the year with a clean out.  How much of a clean-out is necessary is the often asked question of the season.  I always give my clients options. Full Clean A full clean would […]

Predators?

Posted by on February 21, 2011 at 5:12 pm

I’ve been doing a bit of reading on some pond forums and have read stories of people’s ponds being targeted by mink over the winter months.  As a matter of fact, one of my client’s ponds was totally cleared out over winter by a mink.  They are small crafty little buggers in the weasel family.  […]

Pond Basics

Posted by on February 15, 2011 at 3:54 pm

This blog is meant to convey real world information regarding pond installation and maintenance. When I refer to a pond, I mean a naturally balanced ecosystem pond.