Archive for July, 2013

How can I clear the algea out of my pond?

Question by bxchk: How can I clear the algea out of my pond? I am purchasing a house that has a small rock pond in the front yard. I am told that there are some fish in the pond, but from the looks of the algae, I believe they are long gone. The algae has […]

July 30, 2013 | 4 Comments More

Q&A: How do I treat a pond for worms and other parasites?

Question by Rusty: How do I treat a pond for worms and other parasites? I heard you can use Lye to change the ph and it would kill them. We’re talking about a 5 acre pond maybe. Best answer: Answer by sanctuaryWhen I saw this, I thought, Huh? No problem, I have seven “ponds” around […]

July 26, 2013 | 3 Comments More

How do we take care of our backyard pond/waterfall? It is full of leaves and smelly water.?

Question by sonnenbergdimples: How do we take care of our backyard pond/waterfall? It is full of leaves and smelly water.? We just bought our house and it has a beautiful pond/waterfall, only after the winter it isnt beautifulanymore. The previous owners left it with leaves and smelly water, what do we do to make it […]

July 23, 2013 | 3 Comments More

Why is the shallow end of my pond mossy?

Question by sally c: Why is the shallow end of my pond mossy? I’m in Florida, the pond is about 18 inches deep at the shallow end and about 3′ deep at the other end with a waterfall. The entire pond gets lots of sun even though there is a large avacado tree over the […]

July 19, 2013 | 1 Comment More

How to kill mosquitoe larva in my backyard pond???

Question by x06734: How to kill mosquitoe larva in my backyard pond??? We just opened up our outside pond. But now I find a lot of mosquitoe larva in it. Will fish help kill these guys because I don’t want a home for mosquitoes. I have added four fish in the pond today. Will these […]

July 16, 2013 | 15 Comments More

Q&A: What should I do with the so called small pond that forms in my backyard when it rains and snows?

Question by shadowmonkeyblue: What should I do with the so called small pond that forms in my backyard when it rains and snows? We just bought a new home and when it rains the water sits in a dip around my backyard.I thought about building a rock garden and let the water drain to it […]

July 12, 2013 | 4 Comments More

What is the best fencing material to use on an outdoor pond?

Question by Michael: What is the best fencing material to use on an outdoor pond? I am looking for a nice, semi-decorative/natural looking fence to keep my turtles from escaping their pond. Thanks. Please include links. (red eared slider turtles) Best answer: Answer by meanolmawthis is rabbit fence… http://www.rightonblog.net/media/8_cool_columns.jpg there should be some at a […]

July 9, 2013 | 0 Comments More

What can i use to fertalize my herb garden?

Question by James: What can i use to fertalize my herb garden? I have majorium Basil and dill growing in 3 small pots. I need to fertilize them soon but I don’t have fertilizer. I was thinking to water them with pond water but its frozen right now. Are there any household items I could […]

July 5, 2013 | 3 Comments More

How deep does a pond have to be to not freeze?

Question by christy s: How deep does a pond have to be to not freeze? I want to make an outdoor pond but am curious as to how deep the pond would have to be for the fish to survive -40 temperatures? It is only this temp a few weeks, at most, during the winter. […]

July 2, 2013 | 2 Comments More