Frog Legs Pond Blog

27May 2014

A Frog’s Dream Aquatic Services has successfully completed the qualification process to become a MasterCertified Aquascape Contractor (MCAC), the highest level of certification provided by Aquascape Inc. Master Certified Aquascape Contractor are the most qualified and informed pond installers in the water gardening industry. MCACs are trained and educated to install beautiful, low-maintenance water features, and provide quality workmanship, outstanding customer service, and knowledgeable assistance to their customers.

27May 2014

Ideas to rejuvenate your pond can come in many sizes, shapes and forms. For example a simple aquatic planting can bring your pond from nice to wow. Just by adding some foliage color or a beautiful lotus that will sprout colorful blooms. In addition to adding plants a complete FountainScapes can be added to your existing pond and truly create a focal point beyond imagination.

10Apr 2014

UV clarifiers and UV sterilizers: Two terms that are commonly heard in the world of water gardening and sometimes are surrounded by a veil of mystery and disapproval.

You ask some people and they say they are bad, you ask others and they say that they are good. Who is right? The truth is they are both right. The general conception is that they do the same thing but this is far from the truth. Technically, UV clarifiers and UV sterilizers are the same thing in that they both contain all of the same parts, but where they differ is what they are used for.

01Apr 2014

Now that spring is here, you’re probably noticing some changes in your pond – your fish are coming back to life and you may even be able to see some plant growth. Some changes that are taking place, however, aren’t so desirable, like that excess algae growth that you’ve noticing. Understanding the transition that your pond makes from winter into spring and summer is essential in maintaining a healthy pond ecosystem.IMG_0870

You may have just spent your weekend cleaning your pond – or having your pond contractor do it for you. A couple of days … weeks pass, and you notice an incredible growth of string algae. “Not again,” you screech to yourself. “I thought my pond was clean!” Well, my friend, cleanliness does not necessarily mean algae-free, especially in the cool water of the early spring.

27Feb 2014

Spring is simply the most exciting time of year. As things slowly awaken from their winter hibernation, there are some things that you can do to make sure your water feature gets off to a good start this spring.

Does your water feature need a full clean-out this season or does it just need to be tidied up a little? There are a couple of things that you can look for to help you decide. First, if there is a layer of “crud” at the bottom of the pond and the water is dark in color, it would be a good idea to do a full clean-out.

23Feb 2014

To Build or Not to Build?

This is the first question you have to tackle once you’ve decided to grace your outdoor living space with a beautiful, low maintenance water garden. Should you do it yourself, or is it better to hire a professional? Maybe you’re a person with an unlimited amount of determination and the strength of an ox. Maybe you enjoy spending your free time working with your hands and breaking a good sweat. If you’re one of these people, and you’re willing to devote some of your weekends to a project, then you’re the perfect candidate for building your own water feature. If, however, you are like most folks and would rather spend your free time with your family, then you may want to consider hiring a professional pond contractor to install your new aquatic paradise.