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The best way to send a snake packing is to make the pond less enticing
My daughter and I were fishing a few years ago when we saw a snake swimming toward us. She thought it would be fun to try and hook it on her pole. I told her if she catches it, I’m NOT taking...
Using a vacuum meant to clean water features can save you time and make the chore less nasty
A clean garden pond is a healthy garden pond. Even if the water looks pristine, there are areas the pond filter can’t get to because filters aren’t very good at removing settled debris....
There are many different ways to build a retaining wall. Here are some of our favorites!
Find a fish farmer with tadpoles
I love listening to the chorus of bullfrogs especially when we go camping. The male's call is deep and distinctive. It's designed to attract a mate and let other bullfrogs know where its...
A cure for smelly pond water
In my area of the country there are plenty of nutrients that wash into ponds and other bodies of water. Sometimes it causes stinky water and a goopy layer of decomposing organic material on the...
A broom handle and aluminum pie plate can tell you if you need to fertilize
Where I live in the Midwest, there are few worries regarding pond fertility. The soil is nutrient rich and our farm ponds and lakes can produce ginormous fish. But in some parts of the country,...
A fish with a head shaped like a giant popsicle stick is bringing high dollars to fish farmers
Paddlefish are found in 26 states that have a connection with the Mississippi River basin, but their numbers in the wild have been declining. However, this dinosaur-age fish, an ancient cousin to the...
Take a look at these breath-taking photos of Peace Ranch in Colorado! Does this look like your dream home?
We love seeing what's going on at your place! Here are some favorite reader photos of ponds.
I'm on the north shore of our 3-acre pond. It's lovely this year, with no signs of drought. A goose made a nest on the south side. I scared her off when I walked by. I'm afraid the...