Oxygenating Pond Plants: Top Picks for Small & Large Ponds

oxygenating plants in a pond

No one likes a stagnant, smelly pond. Whether you’re sprucing up your koi pond or maintaining the summer’s favorite swimming hole, oxygenating pond plants can improve your water’s overall health and appearance.  Read on to find out how. Plus, check out a few recommendations for which oxygenating plants are best for your pond.  What Are … Read more

How To Get Rid of Muskrats in Lakes, Ponds & Gardens

Muskrats are a species of semi-aquatic rodents found in marshes, swamps, and other wetlands around the world. They look similar to beavers but are smaller, with a long, skinny tail that’s flat on the side and lack orange incisors. Like beavers, muskrats are considered ecosystem engineers. In the wild, they help create openings in the … Read more

Verbena Hastata: Benefits, How to Plant, Grow & Care for Swamp Verbena

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Swamp verbena (Verbena hastata) is a herbaceous perennial flowering plant from the Verbenaceae family native to areas in the Great Lakes region of North America, including parts of Canada and various states in the US. It consists of around 150 species in the genus Verbena. The plant is known by multiple names, including blue vervain, wild … Read more

Can You Eat Koi Fish?

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If you’re wondering, “can you eat koi fish” this article is for you. First, you’ll learn about the history of koi and then if it is good or bad to eat them. Yes, you can indeed eat them, but they are bony and don’t have as many nutrients as fish like salmon and have more … Read more

Koi Pond Guide

japanese koi pond with plants

A koi pond can be an excellent addition to any landscape. There is nothing more relaxing than sitting back, listening to the bubbling water, and watching your koi fish gracefully swim along. This guide will help give you the knowledge needed to create and maintain your own pond. First, let’s give you some ideas if … Read more

All About Koi Fish Whiskers

koi fish with whiskers

This article will teach you about koi fish whiskers. Although, if we get technical their whiskers are actually called “maxillary barbels”. Most people think of catfish when they think of whiskers (PDF), but there are other fish species that have whiskers such as Sturgeon, Hagfish, Zebrafish, and more. You’ll be surprised to learn that like … Read more