Altadena Pond Rehab: Third time is the charm.

Cement Pond to Natural Pond The Call: We received a call in late May 2017 from a homeowner who was concerned her pond was leaking and asked if we could come out and provide some suggestions on how to remedy the leak. I scheduled my next available time with her and gathered my notes. On…

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…

Your Pond – What to expect with the warm weather

What to expect with the warm weather: Three things to expect with warm weather and your pond. Every year as the seasons changes from the cold winter months to the warmer spring months, there are at least three things you can expect with the warm weather. Over the last several months your pond has probably…

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…

Are you experiencing water loss on your pond?

Are you experiencing water loss on your pond? Backyard ponds are often constructed of either a rubber liner or concrete. With So-Cal’s constantly shifting ground, whether it be from earthquakes or some other natural occurrence, stress can be caused on the main body of the pond, waterfall, or stream which can create water loss on…

Mulching in Fall and Winter

“Should I mulch my garden for winter? How do I prepare?” Is this what you are asking yourself? Good, these are great questions that we hear at this time of year. You’d be surprised how many people think that just because winter is approaching that your landscape maintenance work is coming to a halt! We…

Water Garden Expo Pond Build

Pondliner is a nation-wide distributor of pond products and every year they host the Water Garden Expo for the industry. It’s open to contractors and retailers across the nation and many manufacturers come to show off their newest products. There are two days packed with seminars from the country’s top pond builders, motivational speakers, business persons, web developers…