Category / Water Gardening Blog / Maintenance and Care

The Aquascape Water Gardening blog is your resource for learning about the joy of water gardening. Here you’ll find ‘How to’ and tips for maintaining your pond or water garden, koi care, seasonal pond care, and much more.

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  • Our Best Tips for Fall and Winter Pond Maintenance

    Have you ever noticed that your pond water is clearer in the fall? This is typically due to cooler temperatures and full, lush plants. To keep your pond looking its best through the fall season, follow our helpful tips for this time of year.

  • Garden Lighting: Create Magic at Night

    Water features are stunning during the day, but when garden and pond lighting is used to enhance evening views, you’ll find the features take on a whole new dimension!

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    Simple Tips for Fall Pond Care

    Putting your pond to bed for winter doesn’t need to be an arduous process. Sure, it’s sad to say goodbye to your finned friends for a few months, but following a few simple tips will ensure that your fish joyfully greet you again in the spring.

  • Small Plants for Small Ponds

    Plants in the water garden not only provide beauty and naturalization, but they also help balance the pond ecosystem. Even a small pond will benefit from the beauty of aquatic plants. We’ve chosen our top favorites that do well in smaller aquatic…

  • 10 Tips for Buying Healthy Fish

    Adding life to your pond provides a whole new element to the overall experience of owning a water feature. Will you add some colorful koi, or opt for another type of pond fish like shubunkins or sarassas?

  • Springtime Pond Changes

    Now that spring is here, you’re probably noticing some changes in your pond – your fish are coming back to life and you may even be able to see some plant growth.

  • Pond Plant Feature: Umbrella Palm

    Umbrella palm (Cyperus alternifolius) is a tropical plant hardy to Zone 7 that can grow to almost six feet in height. In colder climates, umbrella palm will over-winter if brought indoors and positioned near a sunny window.

  • Beautiful Backyards: Be Inspired!

    Beautiful backyards create additional living space on your property. Why not take your outdoor living space one step further by adding the soothing sights and sounds of water to the landscape?

  • Koi Industry at Risk: How You Can Help

    Pond owners love their koi, often giving them names and training their fish to eat right from their hand. At Aquascape, we treasure the benefits that koi and other pond fish provide to an ecosystem pond. And so, it is with a heavy heart that we need to ma

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    Pleasures of Koi Fish

    Fish play an important role in the nitrogen cycle of an ecosystem pond. Not only do fish dine on algae, but they provide a beautiful flash of color as they glide in and out of waterlilies.