Regular pond maintenance is essential to keep your pond not only looking its best, but to avoid any longer term pitfalls along the way. Being in the garden, and perhaps ‘out of mind’ during the Winter months, regular maintenance can often be over-looked and this can lead to a slow build up of chronic problems.
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POND BUILDING The only thing all pond builders do the same when building a pond, is dig a hole, but pond building does not stop their. Existing ponds that have been improperly built can be a consumer’s nightmare. Those who have attempted to build their own pond have found the reality to be quite different
Garden Pond Cleaning – A Beginner’s guide to cleaning a Garden Pond. If you want a garden that looks amazing, the enhancement that can change everything in it is a clean garden pond. In case you don’t have a garden pond, you should seriously consider making one, because it can really change the décor of
Pond Cleaning 10 Warning Signs That Your Pond Needs a Clean! Do you have a pond and are in question as to whether or not it needs to be cleaned out or not? Do not worry; you are not alone. Many new owners of ponds are not aware of the warning signs of when a
Beware of Pond Predators, They Want Your Fish! Do you have the question like: “What is eating my pond fish?”. Well you are in the right place. Looking for fish pond protection from predators Predator prevention is becoming an increasingly important consideration when designing ponds, particularly in rural locations. There are a lot of predators
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All ponds are different, and what works for one in terms of care and large or small pond maintenance might not be appropriate for another. A one size fits all approach simply doesn’t cut it. The important thing to remember is that your pond is a living, growing environment, not just a pretty piece of
Pond Case Study This is why we build ponds and general builders build houses. Pond Case Study – The Situation Local general builders had built a large pond on the cheap with second hand materials, they could not keep the water at the right level so the home owners were not happy. The large pond
This post is really only my personal opinion of what I think are the best garden ponds in the world, after all, there is no X-Factor for ponds! Trying to achieve the best garden pond designs that I can is something that I really strive for and have spent many years traveling the world learning how builders and designers in many countries approach pond design.
Do you have pond problems? Existing ponds that have been improperly built can be a consumer’s nightmare. Those who have attempted to build their own pond have found the reality to be quite different from simply digging a hole and just dropping a liner in it. But thats how easy most people think pond construction is
Japanese and oriental style gardens are characterised by having a deceptively simple design. Every element in the garden has meaning and is laid out with precision, be this swirling gravel, water, the placement of a cherry tree or clump of bamboo. All of the elements, be they structural, water, or floral need to work in
If you are not familiar with the pond design process then it is a prudent idea to call in an expert. The planning stage is key to getting the pond design that you really desire and an expert can give you lots of tips and pointers on how to achieve that dream pond. They
If you have a low maintenance gravel area in the garden then it makes sense to consider installing or thinking about designing a small pebble fountain/water feature as this will blend in with the existing structure well and will require minimal work to install. The key point though is to consider carefully the design. It
Waterfalls add a very dynamic and structural focal point to any pool, but are particularly suited to the informal pool where they can blend into the overall design seamlessly. Sitting and shape of the pool and waterfall are very important considerations. Ideally, you do not want the waterfall to look good just when it is
An informal pond design can allow you to create a lush, semi-natural looking environment for your fish which creates an aesthetically backdrop for your garden. You need to have quite a large amount of space for even a modest size of fish pond, because you need to have room for the planting and rock work
Water in a garden is a very exciting and interesting thing to have in any outdoor space. Water will fit into any scenario – although I would say that as I love to promote the benefits of water in the garden. Water can add a level of tranquility to the garden, giving a stillness and
More and more of us are living in cities where outdoor space is very limited, yet this need not be a block on having a water feature. Even if you only have a small patio, or small nook in the garden there is no reason why you cannot incorporate a patio bowl, a small barrel
The best newt friendly pond designs contain lots of submerged plants with leaves under the water as this gives the animals plenty of safe areas in which to hide. You also need to encourage lots of live food in a pond designed for newts to give them plenty to eat. Ideally, leave fish out of
There is always and continued debate between pond contractors about whether rocks and gravel in a pond is a good idea or not. I personally think a lot depends upon whether you are planning on building a pond or a pool. If you are building a pond then you are going to have plants in
When looking for a body of water to reflect you need to have a very still surface. It needs to be like glass or a mirror and the water needs to be as dark as possible to give the maximum amount of reflection. There are commercially available dyes which allow you to change the colour
Ponds and streams that look natural are extremely difficult to create. Imitating nature is a true art form that can be mastered by only a few. The most natural-looking water features blend together, as professional pond designers we use a number of elements to give the overall natural effect. The stone work has to be
Question: Why do some contractors leave you feeling bitter and disappointed, while others give you a great overall experience that exceeds your expectations?
Since 2003 we at Any Pond have asked ourselves that very question as we have sought to become one of the best pond companies in the UK.
My fish have now grown too big for my current fish pond, so I am now thinking about up grading my current pond to a larger home for my fish After several years of owning a variety of ponds, our clients contacted us with a view to building a koi pool in their garden. With their already quite extensive knowledge of pond keeping
Any Pond offer a range of fish health services in the midlands UK. These visits are designed to minimise the stress on your fish. Even in the best maintained ponds, fish health emergencies can occur from time to time. From stress-induced ailments to fish parasites and diseases, Any Pond Limited is able to offer timely
In this koi pond cleaning case study, we cover a well-established pond that has been suffering from poor water quality for several months. This was leading to the fish behaving listlessly, eating irregularly and also a loss in the water clarity. Examination of the customer’s pond suggested that it was suffering from a number of