Author Archives: Adam McBeth

Pond Snails 101: A Likely Sign of a Healthy Pond

Let’s Talk About Pond Snails:  The Japanese Trapdoor Snails, also known as Viviparis malleatus. Snails are invertebrates in the gastropod family. They are herbivores that feed on algae and other organic debris. Japanese Trapdoor Snails were named because of their hinged fingernail-like plate that closes off the shell’s opening, which helps protect the snail from […]

Four Types of Pond Plants That Are Essential For Your Pond

Your pond will become lively when you add a series of aquatic plants. Pond plants are important for oxygenation and they absorb residual nutrients that are too much for your fish to consume. Furthermore, they will be a beautiful addition to your pond! The waste that your fish produce contains ammonia. The bacteria in your […]

Beneficial Bacteria and What It Can Do For Your Pond

When we think of the word bacteria, the mind fills with negative associations – such as illness. Did you know that not all bacteria are bad? There are what is called beneficial bacteria, which provides benefits to its environment. There are also good bacteria in our guts that help to keep us healthy, and without […]

Is it Duckweed or Watermeal?

Watermeal is often mistaken for Duckweed, but watermeal is smaller in size. Helpful Duckweed and Watermeal Control Tips Circulate the water Duckweed and watermeal are invasive pond weeds that thrive in plant nutrient rich water. Aeration will help deplete their food supply.  Add safe chemicals Flouridone, Flumioxazin, and Penoxsulam are chemicals that can treat both […]