Inconsistent Weather Temperatures

March 31, 2023 // By Scott Brown

The weather around the country in the last month is a great reason why you should not feed your fish at the first sign of spring. March weather fluctuates so much that it is more important than ever to not do anything for your fish until the water is over 50 degrees, and even then, […]

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Full Swing into the 2022 Season

April 4, 2022 // By Scott Brown

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YlKWg-GPJcw Did you know that Damascus Enterprises and Velvet Touch Rose Care are owned by the same person.   We are currently working on our spring clean ups and Pond cleanings right now.  At Velvet Touch Rose Care we are working to get all of your Roses unmounded and pruned and ready for this season.  

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Patio Ponds

November 16, 2020 // By Scott Brown

This self contained water feature allows anyone to have a complete water garden in any size setting. A small feature that makes a BIG impact.

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Netting Your Pond In The Fall

September 25, 2019 // By Scott Brown

Colorful leaves look beautiful on the trees, but as they begin to fall they can find their way into your pond and then eventually to the bottom of your pond. When left at the bottom they will decompose and negatively affect your water quality which can become toxic to your fish. Netting your pond is […]

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Algae 101

April 25, 2019 // By Scott Brown

First a few facts about Algae Types of Algae: The two types of algae that most water gardeners experience are suspended algae and filamentous algae. Suspended algae consist of millions of microscopic algae floating throughout the water. This causes the water to turn green or “pea soup” color. Filamentous, or string, algae forms long and […]

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How to Clean Your Aquascape Classic Skimmer

April 4, 2019 // By Scott Brown

Steps to cleaning your Aquascape Classic Skimmer: Remove skimmer cover Pull net out of notches Dispose of debris Remove and clean filter mat Important Note:  Plastic rack should sit flat on tabs Replace filter mat Pro Tip:  This is an excellent time to clean your Aquascape IonGen probe. You can learn more about Aquascape Iongen […]

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How Dirty Is My Pond?

March 21, 2019 // By Scott Brown

Most healthy, natural-ecosystem ponds require minimal effort to maintain, aside from a thorough annual cleaning. When deciding the right time to clean your pond, there are two major considerations: biology and aesthetics. Biology One of the most important reasons to regularly clean out your pond is to provide the safest environment for your plant and […]

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Secret Weapon: Filter Urn

February 21, 2019 // By Scott Brown

Dirty nasty pond? Need help battling algae? We have a solution! The Aquascape Filter Urn can help! Check out the video below to see exactly how it works! If you’d like to learn more about pond maintenance we’ve developed a comprehensive Guide to Pond Maintenance  that is available to you FOR FREE just click the link […]

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Finding a quality contractor for your water feature project may seem like a daunting task, but it doesn’t have to be!  Below are some strategies that you can use when searching for the contractor that will be the best fit for your project. Preparation Is Key The best way to find a water feature contractor […]

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Can My Fish Freeze in My Pond?

February 7, 2019 // By Scott Brown

Winter weather in the Mid-Atlantic region can be quite unpredictable. Some years can be mild with no snow and spring-like days and some years we can experience frigid temperatures that last for weeks. Its during those extended periods of cold temperatures that you may find yourself wondering about the safety of your fish and the […]

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