Jun 27
2012

High water temperatures are a constant concern for people who own ponds in southern climates. Summer heat in Michigan and other northern climates can be no joke for koi other pond fish if air temperatures exceed 95′ F for a prolonged period of time. Fortunately for us in the north evening temperatures can offer a brief
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Jun 26
2012

Hand feeding Koi is not hard to do. Especially when you are feeding them something that they love to eat. And it is good for them. One of the tricks is to move slowly, not making any sudden movements. We do not want to scare the fish. As you can see these butterfly koi are
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Jun 26
2012

We built this Pondless Water Fall in Trenton, Michigan. The plantings are just a year old in these photos. The homeowners are doing a fantastic job with the landscape. They have added new planting beds this year. Staring down the barrel as you approach the water feature from the side yard. This was a nice shady yard to work
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Jun 22
2012

The first water fall measures 16ft wide. This is an AMBITIOUS water fall for the first time pond builder! After years of service the homeowners decided it was time for a change. Watch the transformation as we removed the old falls, recycled the stone, and transformed the water fall into a totally different water feature.
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Jun 22
2012

In the beginning there was a practical idea. Over time the vinyl liner gave up, as did the pump and filtration system.  The inside of this water feature was lined with broken concrete for support and to cover the liner.   The plan was to utilize the old concrete as a base for the underlayment
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Jun 17
2012

The baby wren waits for mom to bring his lunch. This bird house is sitting right outside the office door. Not exactly a good place for privacy but it appears that it is working for the patriotic family of wrens.                 Waiting not so patiently.



Jun 14
2012

Pond less waterfalls are a nice addition to the backyard living area. Easy to maintain and all the benefits of moving water without the fish, plants, or ponds. If you are planning on building a pond less falls look over the step by step process below and perhaps you can shave off some time, save a few bucks,
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Jun 13
2012

Blooming like crazy. Later than the other water iris. I think it is a Louisiana Iris. Any thoughts?