Tag: Backyard

We are building a small pond in our backyard with some goldfish. I would some ideas of plants.?

Question by tcminchew: We are building a small pond in our backyard with some goldfish. I would some ideas of plants.? I would like a few ideas on plants and flowers to plant around the pond to make it look nice. thank you. Best answer: Answer by pondladyUse soft material, not woody. Fern-like stuff always […]

December 10, 2013 | 1 Comment 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

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 are these things growing in my backyard pond?

Question by Rhesonance: What are these things growing in my backyard pond? http://youtu.be/yeJPvHsvFR4 I live in Los Angeles and it houses a turtle which we feed leftovers and vegetation. Random leaves and bugs from the garden fall in the water as well if this helps with identification. I mainly need to know if they’re harmful […]

June 25, 2013 | 1 Comment More
Backyard aquaponics: DIY system to farm fish with vegetables

Backyard aquaponics: DIY system to farm fish with vegetables

Rob Torcellini bought a 0 greenhouse kit to grow more vegetables in his backyard. Then he added fish to get rid of a mosquito problem and before long he w…

March 21, 2013 | 24 Comments More

Q&A: How can i get the huge pile of leaves out of my backyard pond?

Question by the frog: How can i get the huge pile of leaves out of my backyard pond? The trees above the pond are just pounding my pond with leaves. I am afraid this could ruin it.How can I remove them or should I not worry? Best answer: Answer by SpectreBuy a second hand leaf […]

March 5, 2013 | 5 Comments More

What are some ways I can turn my backyard into a faery garden?

Question by Lara and Emma: What are some ways I can turn my backyard into a faery garden? My backyard is very jungle-esque, with this sort of dried up pond garden thing from the previous owners. There’s this old fashioned bench and a sun dial, plus some little other things they left that are sort […]

January 1, 2013 | 2 Comments More

can I make potting soil using backyard dirt?

Question by Michele: can I make potting soil using backyard dirt? I have lots of dirt from digging a hole for a garden pond and not enough potting soil for my urns and pots. Best answer: Answer by BabsIf you do a soil analysis first to see that it’s free of fungus and correct any […]

November 13, 2012 | 2 Comments More
Red-Eared Slider Turtles Backyard Mini Pond

Red-Eared Slider Turtles Backyard Mini Pond

I made a little playground for my turtles. I have 5 Red-Eared Sliders and a Yellow-Bellied Slider in there. They love the land area as they spend all day up there basking. They only use the pond to eat and sleep :D. All of the rocks and stuffs that i used to build this are […]

May 25, 2012 | 18 Comments More