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Springtime pond maintenance

The benefits of having a pond or other water feature in your yard or garden are obvious.  The tranquility and grace of flowing water adds a peaceful sanctuary to your home and watching the koi in your pond can provide hours of unwinding and relaxing.  But it always seems as though the cleaning and maintenance…
Koi pond maintenance in Denver

So you think you want a Koi pond

With these koi pond design tips from Art of the Yard, you’ll be well on your way to creating the perfect water feature for your backyard. Koi are relatively easy to care for, which has helped further their popularity. However, there are a few things you can do that will better ensure that they thrive.…

Fireplace or fire pit

Today, Art of the Yard in Denver discusses having a fireplace vs fire pit, as a lot of our clients want to know what the best choice for their backyards is. Here, you will be able to see the differences, benefits, and drawbacks of each, so read on to learn more. Fireplace Wood burning fireplaces…
Koi experts in Denver

Keep your Koi fish happy in the winter

Today, we discuss how to winterize your pond to ensure your water feature and your fish are protected. Now, the best indication of when it’s time to begin winterization is water temperature. An easy way to keep track of your water temperature is to tie a thermometer to a string and hang it in your…
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Do you have a house on a hill

If the answer is ‘yes’ then we know that this can make gardening a bit more difficult. It can also mean that creating a stunning stand-out impression can have you racking your brains. So, how about adding a retaining wall? Of course, it can help counter erosion problems by adding a level of stability. But…
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Why your garden might like to be stoned

If you want your garden to impress, one problem might be that your grass doesn’t look its best because of frequent footfall all over it. This can be frustrating, but there is a solution. Adding a stone walkway can keep much of the traffic off your grass, as well as adding an extra touch of…
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Delivering a fountain of pleasure!

What a great Christmas present for your living space a fountain can be. You might be looking to add something to an intimate urban patio. You could have a courtyard feature and you’d like to add a little pzazz to it. Either way, a water fountain can be a terrific addition. And it’s such a…
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If you don’t have room for a pond

In days gone by, if people told you they had a water feature on their property, there is a fair bet that they would simply mean a pond. And this feature certainly still adds so much life and vitality to a landscaped area. However, if you live in the city, or have a limited amount…
Koi experts in Denver

The tradition of Koi

The tradition of Koi For hundreds of years, Koi ponds have been a symbol of prosperity, luck, and beauty. The tradition first sprang from 17th Century Japan, where rice farmers kept common carp in their paddies. Noticing a color variation in some of the fish, the farmers began to practice selective breeding to develop the…
Koi pond maintenance in Denver

Koi pond water feature maintenance for winter

With winter fast approaching, it’s time to get your water feature or koi pond ready for the cold temperatures. First, if your water feature has no fish or plants, now is the time to drain, clean, and cover it in time for winter. Also, store any pumps in a frost-free place to prevent damage. Alternatively,…
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