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Fall Preparations for Healthy Winter Ponds

Waiting until winter actually arrives in your area makes it a lot harder to accomplish all the chores of winterization. 

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Protecting Valuable Fish During Cold Weather

After spending hundreds or even thousands of dollars on beautiful koi, carp, and goldfish, you don’t want to risk losing them all to one cold night. 

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Winterizing vs Emptying the Pond: Winter Pond Prep

Ponds are wonderful additions to the landscape any time of the year, but they do need special attention in preparation for winter.

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Specialty Accessories for the Light Deprivation Greenhouse

The light deprivation greenhouse begins with a large cover over the arch of the structure to block out the majority of the light. 

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Converting Greenhouses for Light Deprivation

Most greenhouse growers, that are interested in expanding into light deprivation, already have at least one existing structure to convert. 

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Automated vs Manual Controls for Light Deprivation Covers

Even a small hoop house, designed to just cover the tops of the plants, is a challenge to cover and uncover on a daily basis. 

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Choosing a Light Deprivation Cover Material for Greenhouses

Regardless of whether you need to cover an entire purpose-built structure or just a small enclosure inside a greenhouse, you’ll need a light deprivation cover you can trust. 

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Methods for Depriving Plants of Light

While light deprivation is a general technique, widely used in horticulture, there’s more than one way to actually apply it in the greenhouse. 

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Complete Light Control vs Use of Natural Light

After deciding that light deprivation is necessary for a specific type of greenhouse production, it’s necessary to choose between temporary and full-time light blocking. 

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Which Plants Benefit from Light Deprivation?

Some popular greenhouse crops have a long history of proven light deprivation treatment, while others are completely unknown. 

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What are the Potential Benefits of Light Deprivation?

If you’re spending a lot of money on premium greenhouse glazing in order to maximize light transmission or minimize heat gain, you’re likely wondering why you’d spend more just to cover it up. 

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What is Light Deprivation?

All plants respond to light, but some of them respond a little differently than others. 

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Permitting for Pond Construction

It is very likely that you will need a permit, and sometimes several, to install a pond. 

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Understanding Pond Liners and Geomembranes

Traditionally, many people attempted to use packed clay as a means of keeping water from leaking into or out of a pond. 

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Benefits of Construction Ponds

Construction ponds are ideal for water storage, such as in agriculture or construction sites where regulations aim to control air particulates. 

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What are the different applications for Construction ponds?

Constructions ponds have usage beyond construction projects. The use of these ponds helps construction companies and many other industries achieve their objectives.

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How Construction Ponds Work

Construction ponds hold large quantities of liquid, generally water, in locations where water is not available or the cost to haul water is high. 

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Cost: Comparing Preformed Pond Liners to Flexible Liners

Calculating the cost of a pond goes beyond looking at only the design and installation costs. 

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Maintenance: Preformed Pond Liners vs. Flexible Liners

Maintenance is an important aspect of pond ownership. When done properly, it increases your enjoyment and the longevity of your pond. 

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Changing a Preformed Pond vs Changing a Pond With a Flexible Liner

A pond is an investment that should last a lifetime, and with the proper planning, design, and installation, it can be made to do so. 

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Longevity Disadvantages of Preformed Ponds vs. Flexible Liners

Once installed, how long will your pond last? That’s an important question. 

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Leaks and Repairs: The Disadvantages of Preformed Ponds are Overcome by Flexible Liners

With careful construction techniques and the right choice in liners, you will create a worry-free pond that won’t develop leaks for decades. 

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Material Disadvantages of Preformed Ponds are Solved with Flexible Liners

It’s easy to look at a preformed pond and believe it to be sturdy enough to do the job. 

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Size, Shape, and Depth: Comparing Preformed Ponds to Flexible Liners

Preformed pond liners are often touted as the “answer” to many pond installation dilemmas and as an easy and affordable way to build a pond; however, their marketing claims often fall short.

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Do Winery Produced Water Ponds Need Covers?

While it’s true that all produced water ponds on wineries need some kind of impermeable liner, the same can’t be said for covers. 

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