Does a big downpour make you nervous? Do you worry about a wet basement, an overworked sump pump, or huge puddles in your yard after a heavy rainfall? You might need a rain garden. It’s the prettiest tool out there to improve drainage on your property. Part pretty garden bed, part efficient drainage solution, rain … Read MoreHow To Make A Rain Garden At Home (And, Our Favorite Rain Garden Plants For New York)
Your pond is a peaceful haven, a place where lily pads float languidly and the sun glints off darting koi. Until it gets all gunked up, clouded by algae and murky from clogging debris. Yuck. Just like your refrigerator, your oven and your garage, your pond needs an occasional cleaning. Let’s take a look at what … Read MorePond Maintenance 101: When Should I Clean My Pond?
You love your pretty pond. Your waterfall is, well, wow. But you can’t help thinking it could use an update. A little oomph. A bit of pizzazz. So how much will it cost to upgrade an outdoor water feature like a pond or waterfall? Good question.
There’s nothing like the sound of splashing water after a long day. A fountain is soothing. It masks distracting sounds, like traffic in front of your house, or the neighbor kids’ water balloon battles. It attracts birds and butterflies who love to sip and splash in the water. What’s the cost for this bliss? It … Read MoreBurbling Bliss: What Will It Cost To Add A Fountain To Your Landscape?
Backyard water features provide so much enjoyment during the summer months: colorful koi provide hours of serenity, and the gentle burble of the water is endlessly soothing! But what about when the weather cools down? Your pond doesn’t have to become a desolate hole in the ground during the winter… Freezing temperatures can create … Read More4 Easy Steps to Winterize Your New York or Connecticut Pond
The following article originally appeared on LandscapingNetwork.com. We’ve republished it here because we thought it would be helpful to visitors interested in koi pond design, construction and maintenance. Koi ponds are one of the most beautiful additions you can make to your landscape, and koi are beautiful creatures. But even though they can’t play fetch … Read MoreKoi Pond Design: Everything You Need to Know Before You Stick Your Shovel in the Ground