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How-to advice on getting the most out of your ponds and water gardens, including algae and weed control, building dams, adding water plants, stocking fish, and more.

Latest Ponds Stories

They're a beneficial critter to have around - most of the time
A bite-free experience depends on good pond management
If the fish in your garden pond are disappearing, chances are you...
The best way to send a snake packing is to make the pond less enticing
Using a vacuum meant to clean water features can save you time and...

More on Pond Management

Use your pond to water livestock without them walking around in it
They're a beneficial critter to have around - most of the time
They're like an underwater lawn mower
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A broom handle and aluminum pie plate can tell you if you need to...

Our Country Pond: Water Gardens

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Betsy's Backyard |
7/24/15 | 4:23 PM
Our county fair is this week, and I'm showing flowers and vegetables. Our family was...read more
Betsy's Backyard |
7/20/15 | 4:51 PM
Caroline just completed a fascinating art project in our farm shop. She made a self...read more