Pollen Is Not Just Bad For Allergies!

May 11, 2023 // By Scott Brown

Pollen can be bad for ponds because it can contribute to the growth of algae. When pollen falls into a pond, it decomposes and releases nutrients such as nitrogen and phosphorus into the water. These nutrients may act as a fertilizer for algae, which can quickly grow out of control and lead to an algae […]

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Pruning Time is Just a Few Weeks Away!

May 8, 2023 // By Scott Brown

Prune your shrubs and bushes in late spring after they’ve already started blooming.

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Facts About Fish

May 1, 2023 // By Scott Brown

Fish Feel: When exposed to toxins, their heart rates increase, and they take longer to resume feeding. Fish are intelligent: Their perception and cognition often matches and exceeds that of other vertebrates. Some will even use tools. Fish are sensitive: They like physical connections with other fish and like rubbing up against one another. Fish have […]

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Did You Know (Lawn Edition)

April 20, 2023 // By Scott Brown

Lawns trap more than 12 million tons of dust and dirt annually. (The Lawn Institute) Turfgrass, like that found in our lawns, is much cooler than asphalt or cement. It acts as an “air conditioner” for the surrounding area (lawns can be 22 degrees cooler than urban asphalt “heat islands”). Healthy turfgrass has many miles […]

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Get A Little Green This Spring

April 14, 2023 // By Scott Brown

According to a study on green exercise, spending as little as five minutes in the presence of nature can improve self-esteem and mood. Outdoor destinations with water offer even greater benefits. Green exercise is the combination of physical activity and nature. It is well known that regular exercise training itself confers various health and psychological […]

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Floating aquatic plants can be a very effective way of adding filtration and surface coverage to a water garden. Since these are free-floating plants (having no roots anchored in soil), they draw 100 percent of their nutrients directly from the water, feeding on nutrients that would otherwise feed algae. Depriving algae of necessary sunshine is […]

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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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Don’t Forget Some Outdoor Fun

March 30, 2023 // By Scott Brown

There are so many things to love about ponds. There are fish to feed and frogs to find. If you move quietly, you might discover butterflies resting gently on the plants surrounding the water. And on a hot day, there’s no better feeling than taking off your socks and wading right into the pond. Here […]

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Is Your Landscape Right For Your Lifestyle?

March 23, 2023 // By Scott Brown

Personalized landscaping can be a great way for you and your family to get the most use out of your home outdoor space. This means thinking about how you and your family use and want to use your outdoor space. Then creating a space to match your lifestyle, not the other way around!

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Consider Your Hardscapes This March!

March 17, 2023 // By Scott Brown

Patios, walkways and driveways take a beating during cold weather. Extreme temperature changes can cause concrete to expand and crack. Excessive salt accumulation can wear away at surfaces. Now is the time to assess the winter’s damage and plan your next move. We can help repair or redo your pavers and other hardscaping at your […]

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