The Benefits of Bog Garden Filtration

Posted on Thursday, May 4th, 2017
  In our recent blog posts, we have been discussing ways to have a beautiful water garden while also helping the environment by utilizing sustainability tactics and reducing our carbon footprint. Another way to be kind to our planet is by using bog garden filtration, which turns waste into a resource. The benefits of bog garden filtration are clear water and low maintenance. It creates an ecosystem that maximizes the breakdown of organic matter and nutrient absorption, stunts the growth of algae in the pond, and keeps the water looking gorgeous! (more…)
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How To Incorporate Sustainable Gardening In Your Yard

Posted on Tuesday, April 18th, 2017
Preserving our planet for future generations is what sustainability is all about. Many people are interested but aren’t quite sure what sustainability is and how they can become involved. An easy way to put this into practice right in your own home is by incorporating sustainable gardening into your yard and garden. Below we have defined exactly what sustainability is and how to start your own sustainable garden today! (more…)
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Relieve Stress By Gardening

Posted on Monday, April 10th, 2017
  Self-care is often an overlooked piece of living a healthy balanced life. Self-care is engaging in anything that helps to manage your physical and emotional needs. Gardening is a form of self-care that can help to relieve stress. To honor National Gardening Week, April 10th through April 16th, we will talk about why gardening is good for your mental health and some ways to incorporate it into your water garden.   Many people decide to garden to beautify their yard or pond or to grow their own food. It can start with a few flowerpots and then turn into a flowerbed or vegetable patch. Gardening can be addictive once a person sees their flowers or vegetables grow and/or notice the benefits it has to offer. (more…)
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How Having A Pond Can Lower Your Carbon Footprint

Posted on Monday, April 3rd, 2017
  The benefits of having a pond are numerous from having a place to relax and escape to adding a beautiful aesthetic to your yard. But did you know that water gardens are also good for the environment? Below are some ways that having a pond can lower your carbon footprint. (more…)
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Plan Ahead For Spring: Backyard Trends for 2017

Posted on Monday, March 13th, 2017
  As spring approaches quickly, now is the time to plan ahead for any new backyard designs. Whether your yard is a tiny patch of green grass or a large yard with tons of trees and rolling hills, you want it to accentuate the beauty and charm of your home. No matter the size, you can create a backyard environment that reflects your lifestyle and fits your budget. As with fashion, landscaping styles are different from year to year. To have the hottest garden this spring, check out these backyard trends for 2017. (more…)
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Benefits of Crafting and DIY Projects

Posted on Tuesday, March 7th, 2017
  March is National Craft Month and a great time to do things you love and enjoy like crafting or DIY projects. If you are a pond enthusiast, start building your own above ground pond or creating your own décor like a barrel container fountain with flowers! These crafting and DIY projects will not only add a beautiful aesthetic to your yard but they also have many benefits. (more…)
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Turtle 101

Posted on Monday, February 13th, 2017
  Turtles have been around for centuries and yet we know very little about these cute reptiles that hang around our pond. Whether you have a pet turtle or wild turtle residing with you, here is a little Turtle 101 crash course on your favorite pond friend. (more…)
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Psychological Benefits to Having a Water Feature

Posted on Wednesday, February 1st, 2017
  What if someone told you a water feature in your home could reduce your stress and increase your overall well-being? You’d probably think, “Sign me up!” Well, according to research, there are psychological benefits to having a water feature or water garden. The sound of running water and exposure to water can greatly improve your psychological and even physical health. (more…)
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The Symbolism of the Lotus

Posted on Monday, January 23rd, 2017
  Water lotuses are a beautiful fragrant flower with exotic foliage that steals the spotlight of any pond. They are exotic, majestic, and dramatic and have a deep history beyond its beauty. The meaning and symbolism of the lotus is rich and stems from three major groups: the ancient Egyptians, the Buddhists, and Hinduism. (more…)
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