The Pond Gnome header logo

5 Drawbacks to Installing an Ecosystem Pond in Phoenix

Ecosystem ponds can be a gorgeous and low maintenance landscape option for Phoenix homeowners. They provide hours of pleasure and entertainment, while requiring only minutes per week of care & maintenance. But they have their drawbacks and they’re not for everyone…

RODENTS AND THE PHOENIX POND

Even the cutest of wild critters can be detrimental to Phoenix homeowners with a pond or water feature. During your regular pond maintenance, be sure to check around the waterfall and skimmer areas for rodent activity…

ALGAE IN THE PHOENIX POND

Algae is probably the most-often concern voiced by Phoenix homeowners with backyard ponds. Most people do not understand the important role that algae plays in an ecosystem pond…

10 COMMON PHOENIX POND MYTHS DEBUNKED!

We’ve heard a variety of reasons why Phoenix homeowners might not want a pond, and most of them happen to be common pond myths that simply are not true. A properly designed and installed pond provides more beauty and relaxation than any other outdoor home improvement…

DOES MY PHOENIX POND LEAK OR IS IT EVAPORATION?

Many times what Phoenix homeowners may think is a leak in their backyard pond is actually a water displacement issue with the waterfall or stream. Or it could simply be a malfunctioning autofill device. OR, in May, June & July, which are our hottest, driest months, it could very well be evaporation at its finest…

10 POND PLANTS PHOENIX HOMEOWNERS NEED TO KNOW ABOUT!

Phoenix & Scottsdale homeowners know that adding aquatic plants to your water garden has many benefits such as naturalizing the landscape, creating smooth transitions for edges, and improving the water quality and ecosystem…