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Tag: DIY Pond Maintenance

Pond Fish for Your Backyard Pond

Learn which pond fish will work best in your backyard pond with Blain’s Farm & Fleet. If you want more than just fountains and plants in your backyard pond, you can add some pond fish. With the proper aeration and water quality, fish can thrive in your fish pond. Knowing which fish to get is essential for the best results. With the help of Blain’s Farm & Fleet, you can(…)

Beneficial Bacteria For Ponds

Bacteria can be essential to keeping algae from growing in your water garden or backyard pond. But there are so many bacteria products out there to choose from. What are the pros and cons of each one? Blain’s Farm & Fleet will help you navigate the murky waters of choosing the right bacteria treatment for your water feature. Beneficial bacteria for ponds are an alternative to chemical algaecides. They are(…)

Backyard Ponds: Cleaning and Maintenance

Anyone who owns a backyard pond has seen it. After a heavy rain, you step out the back door and notice that your pond water is brown and murky. The mud from your yard and the surrounding area has all washed down into your backyard oasis. Now your water is all muddy. You may have wondered what ways there are to clean your pond water up after a rain. Pond(…)

How To Repair A Torn Pond Liner

Anyone can get a hole or gash in their pond liner. It can happen a lot of different ways. From dropping a tool to turning a rock to get it just right. Even a small tear in your pond liner can cause you to lose a lot of water. Pond liners can be expensive, so you’ll probably want to repair yours instead of replace it when it gets torn. How(…)

Pond Pumps For Water Gardens

A pond pump is an important piece to any backyard pond or water. It moves the water, creating streams or waterfalls, and aerates plants. Calculating Pond Head Pressure Before choosing a pond pump for your water garden, it is very important to know what kind of head pressure you’ll be dealing with. Head pressure is the combination of forces your pump must overcome to pump water from one end of(…)

Algaecide Use in Ponds

Learn how algaecide can free your pond of excess, unhealthy algae. As spring rolls in, it will be time to start working on your pond or water garden. The weather warms up, and your pond is exposed to more sunlight. With the increase of sunlight and rising temperatures, your pond turns into the perfect breeding ground for algae. Keeping Your Pond Algae Free There are benefits of algae growth in(…)

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