It’s cold, why is there algae in my pond?

Why is there algae in my pond? Many pond owners at this time of year find themselves wondering, “it’s cold outside, why is there algae in my pond?” It’s common belief that when it’s cold algae shouldn’t grow. Although temperature does play a role in the growth of algae, there are many other variables that…

Pond Plants: Benefits and choosing the right ones

Plants are essential in any pond, for more than just the aesthetics. Other than livening up your water feature with unique shapes, colors, and beautiful aquatic blooms, plants also play an integral role in keeping your pond a natural healthy ecosystem. Selecting the right pond plants will help you balance your water garden and maintain a…

Beautiful beginner pond plants: The water hyacinth

Eichhornia crassipes, Commonly known as common water hyacinth, is an aquatic plant native to the Amazon basin. Water hyacinth are popular, beginner level, easy to care for, floating pond plants! But they’re also water purifying and a great solution to green water issues that many pond owners experience!  On the water surface, the water hyacinth…