Archive for August, 2013

Q&A: How do you plant a waterlily in a soil-less water garden?

Question by Rino M: How do you plant a waterlily in a soil-less water garden? Do you make a pot with soil and plant a waterlily in it, and then put the pot at the bottom of the pond? Do you use coconut fiber pots? Best answer: Answer by Nancy S (om Samir)I’ve only seen […]

August 30, 2013 | 2 Comments More

Can I use water from a retention pond to water my vegetable garden?

Question by Dave: Can I use water from a retention pond to water my vegetable garden? It’s actually a lake, but is now used as a retention pond. I’ve been watering my plants from the past few months with it and they seem to be thriving. I have tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, squash, peas and eggplant. […]

August 27, 2013 | 2 Comments More

Can I make a floating garden for my fish pond from styrofoam?

Question by Janie333: Can I make a floating garden for my fish pond from styrofoam? Can I make a floating garden from styrofoam for my fish pond ?. Can I spray paint it w/ black non- toxic paint? What kind of soil — if any–can I put in the pot? Best answer: Answer by maggie […]

August 23, 2013 | 1 Comment More

What’s Wrong With Some Of The Fish In my Pond?

Question by chrisvandermeyde: What’s Wrong With Some Of The Fish In my Pond? Two of the fish in my pond have very bloated stomachs and on one of these the scales are raised out like a pinecone. They both struggle to stay upright and breathe very heavily. Also one of them has a swollen eye […]

August 20, 2013 | 3 Comments More

Can I make a puddle look like a pond?

Question by tazzmainiandevils: Can I make a puddle look like a pond? We put in this little pond, it’s like 3×2. It’s got goldfish in it. It looks a little silly, just this tiny pond. How can make it look better? Should I put a bunch of plants around it? Ideas? Best answer: Answer by […]

August 16, 2013 | 3 Comments More

Q&A: How do you get rid of pond scum?

Question by Sgrunner3: How do you get rid of pond scum? There is a pond behind my house (naturally occuring I’m pretty sure) that has a bunch of algae growing on it, and I don’t know how to get rid of the algae. Best answer: Answer by Andrew GWhat happen is that if the water […]

August 13, 2013 | 1 Comment More

Toad problem! How can I keep toads out of a ground level pond?

Question by david: Toad problem! How can I keep toads out of a ground level pond? We were over run with toad eggs in our 1st season, then over run with tadpoles, then had thousands of itty bitty toads hopping all over the place. Our pond has lot of plants, so plenty of places to […]

August 9, 2013 | 4 Comments More

Previous owner filled in a pond and now we have swarms of flies over the same patch?

Question by jessie m: Previous owner filled in a pond and now we have swarms of flies over the same patch? We have these swarms of flies/ Mosquitos or something, sticking right above that same spot. Id say the swarm is about 200 of them at a time and they’re small, you can’t see what […]

August 6, 2013 | 3 Comments More

Q&A: can you give some website or forum about lanscape garden design?

Question by Flying Pig: can you give some website or forum about lanscape garden design? thanks. the website or forum about how to design lanscape garden will be great. Best answer: Answer by Kimberly CHi: I am a landscaper and designer. Garden designs come from your own personality and sharing your favorite colors and textures […]

August 2, 2013 | 1 Comment More