Maintenance Calendar for Indiana Lawns

Want a few tips from the experts? Purdue University Department of Agronomy has developed a great calendar titled, “Maintenance Calendar for Indiana Lawns” (Publication AY-27) aimed to help Indiana residents with their lawns. Their calendar/chart, which is shown below breaks down the monthly lawn responsibilities based on maintenance levels.

Maintenance levels are as follows:

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Aquatic Pond Plants

A well balanced pond would not be complete without aquatic pond plants. They are a vital component to the entire ecosystem of a pond. Not only do they offer huge aesthetic value, but their importance is much greater than that.

Pond plants release oxygen, which can be used by the fish. They also utilize […]

Preventing Low Oxygen Levels in Your Pond

This 3 part series concerning Dissolved Oxygen Concentration (DOC) is a summary from an article titled “Oxygen in Ponds” by Ben Helm of www.watergardenersbible.co.uk. The first post in this series discussed the occupants of the pond and how they affect and rely on DOC. The second post in this series focused on the individual […]

Factors that Affect Your Oxygen Levels in Your Pond

This is the continuation of the article titled “Oxygen in Ponds” by Ben Helm of www.watergardenersbible.co.uk, concerning Dissolved Oxygen Concentration (DOC). In the first post, I discussed the occupants of the pond and how they affect and rely on DOC. Now let’s look at the individual factors that can cause the DOC to drop.

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What’s Consuming Oxygen in Your Pond?

After reading a great article titled “Oxygen in Ponds” by Ben Helm of www.watergardenersbible.co.uk, I wanted to share some of the highlights which will encompass several posts.

The ecosystem that is home to our prized koi and other fish has some requirements to keep it balanced. One such requirement is the Dissolved Oxygen Concentration […]

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