Most gardens are infused with beautiful sights and fragrant smells, but nothing beats a garden that adds the sound of flowing water with or without the tranquil and rewarding addition of koi or goldfish.
Ponds and water features can fit into any size garden or even a patio. From large waterfalls to bubbling containers, our Water Gardening Shop can help make it happen.
Visit our Aquatics Showroom or Water Garden Area for all your supply needs. We carry the best selection in the Tri-Cities area for fish, pond plants, pond liners, rock, filters, pumps and more.
Want some expert advice? Just ask. Our team is here to help you discover how, with a little time, you can create and manage your own flowing addition to your garden.
Oxygen! Your pond and your fish need it. Add oxygen to your pond by adding a pump or an aerator. If you do not have a waterfall or flowing water into your pond, you can add a small fountain with a pump that will help oxygenate it.
Do Not Overfeed. If you feed them at all during the summer, do it in the mornings, and feed sparingly because hot weather will break down and decay the fish food faster if it’s not eaten right away and can really pollute the pond, which will put the fish in danger.
Provide shade and shelter from that summer heat! Adding aquatic plants (we carry a huge selection of water lilies and bog plants) help provide shade protection, and food for your fish. They will keep your pond cooler, making maintenance and algae control a lot easier!
Be sure to remove any debris, dying leaves, flowers etc. from your pond before they have the chance to decay and pollute your water! The warmer weather speeds up decay, making maintenance on your pond a lot more time-consuming than it needs to be.
When it comes to controlling algae, balance is best. No pond is ever totally free of algae, but in a balanced environment, algae can be kept in check. Understanding how it grows is a good start, followed by an appropriate treatment for the type of algae present. UV clarifiers, water treatments, and other algae eliminators are effective methods for treating and preventing algae proliferation. But don’t ignore Mother Nature; the addition of plants should be part of the long-term solution.