How Deep Can a Pond Be without a Fence?


Picturing a quiet serene backyard and water pond is easy as you look out your back window. Wondering how and what a picture like that would cost to create would only deter from the imaginative moment, but it is important to consider important aspects like pond, fish, and family safety. Large bodies of water exceeding … Read more

Can a Pond Pump Electrocute Fish?


A little shock here and there can make for an unpleasing adventure to the inhabitants of your pond. Whether you catch a shock yourself, or you notice weird actions from your fish, making sure your pond is electricity-free is important. A pond pump and the surrounding wiring can be the cause of electrocution for both … Read more

How Close Can a Pond Be to the House?


You’ve been thinking about building a pond in your backyard. While it sounds nice having the pond up close where you can see it and enjoy it to the fullest, you’re also concerned about having it too close to your home. Small ponds holding less than 1000 gallons should be kept at a minimum of … Read more

GUIDE: How to Keep Minnows in a Garden Pond


You’ve been thinking about your fish pond in your backyard, wondering how you might change it up a bit and have begun to think about adding minnows to your pond. Minnows are an easy fish to keep in your pond because they require minimal maintenance and are mainly self-sufficient. However, because minnows repopulate so quickly, … Read more

Can You Keep Perch In A Garden Pond?


Perch are beautiful fish to keep in your backyard. They are great for food, but also to keep stocked in a pond. Perch can be kept in ponds as long as their needs are met. Perch live best in water at least twelve feet deep, and around 70 to 75°F. Perch are predators, and are … Read more