Do You Have a Dry Retention Pond?
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Do You Have a Dry Retention Pond?

Some ponds are meant to dry out. Some retention ponds hold water year-round. Why Is Your Retention Pond Dry? A dried-up neighborhood pond can be the result of more than one issue. Here are the top 5 causes: What is a Stormwater Pond? Because your neighborhood pond is an engineered design, its important to define…

Buyer’s FAQ Guide for Pond Aeration Kits, Subsurface Diffused Aerators & Air Pumps
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Buyer’s FAQ Guide for Pond Aeration Kits, Subsurface Diffused Aerators & Air Pumps

How is an aerator different than a fountain? A fountain floats on the surface of your pond. Aerators are about the same price as a fountain. While a fountain sucks-in water immediately around the fountain centerpoint, pond aeration is sub-surface. It does not look like any fountain. In fact its nearly invisible: the only visible…

Buyer’s FAQ Guide for Decorative Floating Pond Fountains, Aerating Fountains & Lighting Kits

Buyer’s FAQ Guide for Decorative Floating Pond Fountains, Aerating Fountains & Lighting Kits

Do all pond fountains improve water quality? Yes. Pond fountains create ripples, which reduce surface tension and increase the osmotic exchange of oxygen.Pond fountains are great at removing floating pollen, which can accumulate a film lasting several days during the year. Fountains also reduce dust and fine particles that can pollute the pond surface. Do…

7 Flowering Native Retention Pond Plants that grow on rip-rap embankments in Wichita Kansas
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7 Flowering Native Retention Pond Plants that grow on rip-rap embankments in Wichita Kansas

On episode 4 of ‘Big Dreams, Small Spaces’  host Monty Don jests, saying “No garden needs more than seven plants.” How could we only choose 7? Our shopping list has over 100 native retention pond plants! There are too many good ones to choose from; why not be specific? Here are the 7 best semi-aquatic…

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Pond Aeration Aerator Pumps-Improve circulation and kill algae with a self-cleaning retention pond! Real results guaranteed

Without Aeration Your Pond May Spread Environmental Hazards Your pond is a catch basin for road chemicals, yard chemicals and runoff. They get filled with erosion, debris, feces, grass and leaves. This pollution becomes trapped in the cold muddy depths where light cannot enter and oxygen is gobbled up.Under these conditions, your pond may spread…

Pond Stocking Fish Advice in Kansas- 9 Quick Tips For Mind-Blowing Fishing In Any Size Fish pond!

Pond Stocking Fish Advice in Kansas- 9 Quick Tips For Mind-Blowing Fishing In Any Size Fish pond!

Do you dream of angling 7-pound largemouth from your pond? And just how old is a trophy bass? That depends on your pond ecosystem. Pond stocking fish have an intimate relationship to the lands and creek beds that immediately surround a pond. By developing a bowl-shaped pond deeper than 10 feet, with aerators and wetland plants to…

10 Helpful Hints to Delegate your Retention Pond Maintenance
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10 Helpful Hints to Delegate your Retention Pond Maintenance

US Environmental Protection Agency: Vegetation management is probably the most frequent maintenance activity that occurs in association with the upkeep of stormwater ponds and wetlands. 10 Have your lawn care company report erosion annually Erosion is a top concern on biannual inspections. It creates sediment. To prevent erosion, ask your lawn maintenance company to report or…

Fish Kills: Causes, Disposal, and Prevention for Kansas and the Wichita area
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Fish Kills: Causes, Disposal, and Prevention for Kansas and the Wichita area

Causes of Dead Fish, Removal from Pond and Prevention of die-off. Major fish losses are not uncommon in Wichita and Kansas ponds and lakes as KWCH reports. The die-off creates an increasingly foul odor for several weeks. When the mess is moved by the changing winds, the odor moves too. Moreover, sunny weather will increase…

Keeping Retention Ponds Healthy-Fix Your Retention Pond Health Issues and BMP Care Failures in Wichita Kansas!
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Keeping Retention Ponds Healthy-Fix Your Retention Pond Health Issues and BMP Care Failures in Wichita Kansas!

Retention Ponds Are Vital for Flood Safety The main purpose of a retention pond (or BMP) is to reduce the destructive force of storm water. All retention ponds are designed to do these tasks: lower local flood damage, reduce erosion, dilute lawn and street chemicals, absorb heavy metals, preserve nature and recreational fishing spots. Issues…