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Brenda Neuenfeldt, Water Garden Specialist at Hedberg Landscape and Masonry Supplies presents three of her favorite summer pond plants. Rosy Bistort Rosy Bistort is known by several common names, including Water Knotweed, Water Smartweed, and Amphibious Bistort. It grows in many … Continue reading
Top Benefits of Owning a Pond in Minnesota While many people are taking to the lakes and rivers of Minnesota to keep cool during this hot summer, people are also looking to their own backyards. Ponds provide a natural way … Continue reading
Bursts of red, gold and orange in the trees signify an important event for pond owners … it’s time to do a little fall maintenance in your water garden. Preparing your pond for the winter greatly reduces the amount of work you need to do in the spring to get your pond in tip-top shape. Continue reading
Autumn officially begins this year on September 23rd. While you may hate bidding adieu to the long, sunny days of summer, you have to face the inevitable approach of cooler, shorter days. For pond owners across the continent, what you do with your pond during this seasonal transition depends largely on where you live.
THE NORTHERN NECK OF THE WOODS
What a wonderful feeling during the summer months to see your plants thrive to the point of producing flowering buds almost at will, or the constant activity of growing fish that crave attention and food. Hopefully you were able to spend ample time by your pond to enjoy its many nuances and pleasures.
And now, as we turn the corner into another season, fall pondering is really just beginning. What do you have planned for your water feature? If you’re like many other water feature enthusiasts, improvements and change are always at the forefront. Here’s a few things to consider, going into the fall months. Please keep in mind that these suggestions may vary based on the zone in which you live. Read on for advice about aquatic plants, fish, water feature aesthetics and more…
Urban runoff is the number one cause of pollution in our lakes, rivers and streams. What’s more, it’s estimated that 50% of a Minnesota home’s water use is for exterior irrigation. We’re buying municipal water and letting the free water run down the street. There are many small things each of us can do to reduce the amount of water leaving our properties and carrying pollutants and excess nutrients through storm drain systems to our beloved lakes, including rainwater harvesting systems that capture and store rainwater for reuse later.
My brother threw a little feeder goldfish into his pond two summers ago. Last summer he noticed a goldfish the size of a keeper panfish swimming around. How did that tiny fish survive the winter? I researched the topic with our friends at Aquascape, Inc. Here’s what’s posted on their Popular Pond Fish FAQs. Continue reading
Steve Hedberg of Hedberg Landscape & Masonry Supplies writes about his pond:
Fall – what a great time of year to enjoy my pond! The temperature outside is mild with low humidity, bugs are dying off and my pond looks great. One of the things I look forward to is migrating birds. As I look out my window I can see birds that I haven’t seen since spring enjoying my pond.