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Hydroponic Gardening with Your Pond or Wetland Bog

Tue, Jul 19 2016 1:23 pm Rebecca Morrill Pro Ponds West Blog    Comments
Image Hydroponic Gardening with Your Pond or Wetland Bog

Hydroponic Gardening is a specialized type of gardening that uses nutrient rich solutions instead of soil alone and is quickly becoming one of the most popular gardening categories for several reasons.

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California State University Northridge (CSUN) Pond Revitalization Project.

Wed, Jun 29 2016 12:25 pm Chad Morrill Pro Ponds West Blog    Comments
Image California State University Northridge (CSUN) Pond Revitalization Project.

While California is in the midst of a 5-year drought, Californians are destroying anything that may contain water in hopes of saving it. While we think we are helping ourselves, we are destroying natures balance and our native wildlife's homes.

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​4 Very Important Tips for The Summer Pond Season!

Thu, Jun 16 2016 10:44 am Chad Morrill Pro Ponds West Blog    Comments
Image ​4 Very Important Tips for The Summer Pond Season!

As we head into the summer months there are a few things you can do to better prepare your pond to take on the summer heat that will minimize the maintenance and keep a balanced ecosystem along with happy aquatic pets!

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Koi Fish Needed an Upgraded Home!

Tue, Mar 15 2016 2:33 pm Pro Ponds West Blog    Comments
Image Koi Fish Needed an Upgraded Home!

Taking into consideration these two issues the homeowner had a 12’ x 18’ pond installed in that area, that is 4 feet deep to accommodate for the large Koi.

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5 Tips for Planting Your Customer's Pond

Wed, Feb 24 2016 1:15 pm Aquascape Inc Pro Ponds West Blog    Comments
Image 5 Tips for Planting Your Customer's Pond

Landscaping the inside of a new pond isn't much different than landscaping a client's backyard. Similar factors should be considered, with the same design principles applied.

Follow these 5 tips for planting your customer's pond to ensure maximal beauty and minimal maintenance.

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Koi Fish 101 - How to have healthy and happy koi in your pond!

Wed, Feb 03 2016 9:58 pm Chad Morrill Pro Ponds West Blog    Comments
Image Koi Fish 101 - How to have healthy and happy koi in your pond!

Koi can also live up to 200 years! This requires a lot of care and maintenance for optimum water quality to achieve this, but it can happen…

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Champion Japanese Koi Fish Pond!

Fri, Jan 08 2016 11:55 am Chad Morrill Pro Ponds West Blog    Comments
Image Champion Japanese Koi Fish Pond!

This is a project designed and constructed specifically for our client’s Champion Japanese Koi fish.

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How to Harvest Rain Water Using a Pond/Pondless Waterfall System - DIY

Mon, Jan 04 2016 1:19 pm Chad Morrill Pro Ponds West Blog    Comments
Image How to Harvest Rain Water Using a Pond/Pondless Waterfall System - DIY

Rain water harvesting is an excellent way to ensure you are doing your part in the environment to sustain and save water.

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Pond VS Lawn! Ponds Actually Save Water! Drought Tolerant Landscape Solution

Mon, Dec 28 2015 5:32 pm Chad Morrill Pro Ponds West Blog    Comments
Image Pond VS Lawn! Ponds Actually Save Water! Drought Tolerant Landscape Solution

Save water with a pond and synthetic turf instead of installing a lawn! This homeowner saved a ton on his water bill and has a stunning place to relax and enjoy his morning coffee!

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30’ Hawaiian waterfall built right into the hillside!

Thu, Dec 10 2015 1:28 pm Chad Morrill Pro Ponds West Blog    Comments
Image 30’ Hawaiian waterfall built right into the hillside!

This gorgeous waterfall not only provides the aesthetics of a Hawaiian atmosphere, but also the natural sound of cascading water.

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Lighting Up Your Pond or Water Feature at Night - How To Video!

Thu, Dec 10 2015 12:55 pm Chad Morrill Pro Ponds West Blog    Comments
Image Lighting Up Your Pond or Water Feature at Night - How To Video!

Here is a short blog and video on how to install your Aquascape lights and the various types that are available today.

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Adding Rock to Your Landscape - Natural Rock Sold In-Store at PPW

Thu, Nov 19 2015 12:19 pm Chad Morrill Pro Ponds West Blog    Comments
Image Adding Rock to Your Landscape - Natural Rock Sold In-Store at PPW

Using rock not only in your pond, but the surrounding landscape gives a very authentic look, as if it were found in nature.

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Fire Glass, Rock and Stone - Add That WOW FACTOR!

Thu, Nov 19 2015 12:03 pm Chad Morrill Pro Ponds West Blog    Comments
Image Fire Glass, Rock and Stone - Add That WOW FACTOR!

Bring in some vibrant color to your outdoor project with recycled glass. Our recycled glass offers beauty as well as a "green" alternative.

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Get Inspired! Gorgeous 2-in-1 Pool and Water Feature!

Thu, Nov 19 2015 11:35 am Chad Morrill Pro Ponds West Blog    Comments
Image Get Inspired! Gorgeous 2-in-1 Pool and Water Feature!

Koi pond and stream going into a pool?!

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Completely Renovated our Store w/ Pondless Waterfall, Fountains, Fire Features!

Fri, Oct 30 2015 10:31 am Chad Morrill Pro Ponds West Blog    Comments
Image Completely Renovated our Store w/ Pondless Waterfall, Fountains, Fire Features!

CALLING ALL HOMEOWNERS AND CONTRACTORS!!! 

Our new Outdoor Living retail store and showroom is now open in Sun Valley, CA! Come check out the beautiful fountains and pond displays, get inspiration for your next outdoor kitchen and living area, and purchase supplies- wholesale open to the public!

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Pool Transformation - Adding a Natural Waterfall to Your Pool

Thu, Oct 15 2015 12:32 pm Chad Morrill Pro Ponds West Blog    Comments
Image Pool Transformation - Adding a Natural Waterfall to Your Pool

Pool waterfalls created with natural boulders and liner add that wow factor to any boring old pool!

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​Creating a natural water feature in an unnatural environment - Before and

Mon, Oct 12 2015 10:57 am Chad Morrill Pro Ponds West Blog    Comments
Image ​Creating a natural water feature in an unnatural environment - Before and

Creating something to look natural in an unnatural environment can be a extremely challenging. Here are a few key tips in doing so:

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LA ​Dept of Building and Safety Project - Before and After

Fri, Oct 09 2015 10:43 am Chad Morrill Pro Ponds West Blog    Comments
Image LA ​Dept of Building and Safety Project - Before and After

How we saved this landscaped garden area 104,000 gallons of water! Using minimal water with a water feature and a drought tolerant landscape garden...

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Hillside Waterfalls

Tue, Oct 06 2015 11:00 am Chad Morrill Pro Ponds West Blog    Comments
Image Hillside Waterfalls

It is a beautiful 27’ foot long stream going into a 6 x 9 pond. This space was an eyesore in the client’s backyard and now it is the absolute focal point!

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Pond Myths

Sat, Oct 03 2015 11:06 am Chad Morrill Pro Ponds West Blog    Comments
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The truth about ponds! Common FQA!

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Calabasas Community Entrance Waterfalls

Wed, Sep 30 2015 10:29 am Chad Morrill Pro Ponds West Blog    Comments
Image Calabasas Community Entrance Waterfalls

The homeowners association for this Calabasas community wanted something to separate their entrance from the rest of the neighboring communities.

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How to Help Sustain The Environment Here in Southern California‏

Mon, Sep 28 2015 10:29 am Chad Morrill Pro Ponds West Blog    Comments
Image How to Help Sustain The Environment Here in Southern California‏

With the current drought, local water restrictions, and the community efforts to conserve water, no one is feeling the pinch more than the local wildlife.

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Wandering 35 foot long stream and pond project

Fri, Sep 25 2015 10:44 am Chad Morrill Pro Ponds West Blog    Comments
Image Wandering 35 foot long stream and pond project

The more water features the better! This wandering 35 foot long stream and pond project started as just that. But soon after it was completed...

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Water Feature of the Week! Gorgeous Pond and Duel Waterfalls!

Thu, Sep 24 2015 10:54 am Chad Morrill Pro Ponds West Blog    Comments
Image Water Feature of the Week! Gorgeous Pond and Duel Waterfalls!

This is an area approximately 9’ x 30’ that was originally designed to be a landscaped with hedges to soften the stucco wall directly out the living room exterior doors.

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Guide to Koi Varieties

Mon, Jun 15 2015 10:29 am Chad Morrill Pro Ponds West Blog    Comments
Image Guide to Koi Varieties

Koi are the most popular pond fish and come in a variety of classifications. Koi are also grouped by domestic or import. To help you identify koi, simply refer to the following Koi Classifications charts.

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Pond Lights: Gain Nightime Joy from Your Pond

Fri, Mar 27 2015 10:07 am Pro Ponds West Blog    Comments

Learn how you can enjoy your pond into the evening hours with creative pond lighting.

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Aquascape Post: Understanding the Important of Oxygen in your Pond

Fri, Mar 27 2015 10:01 am Pro Ponds West Blog    Comments

Aquascape has put together an excellent and informative post explaining how oxygen contributes to the health of your fish and your pond.

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