NY|Waterfalls|Installation|Repair|Services|Rochester|New York|Near Me
Waterfalls add delightful sound to the garden and Acorn Ponds & Waterfalls offers custom design, installation and repair services for your waterfall listening pleasure here in Rochester & Western New York (NY). If you live near busy traffic, you might want a grand waterfall to drown out the noise of cars rushing by.
But if you live in the country, a small idyllic stream or waterfall can create just the right melody for harmonizing with crickets and birds.
Whatever your fancy, the perfect waterfall can be created just for you ... so sit a spell and enjoy!
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Top 10 Features To Add To Your Pond|Rochester New York|NY|Acorn Ponds
You add new plants to your Rochester New York (NY) gardens, and you might even add a new patio or deck in your yard. Why stop there? Consider adding a new item or two to your pond this year to change things up. We've drafted a list of our top 10 favorite features or enhancements to add to your existing pond.
Fountains not only add beauty to your pond, but they provide valuable aeration as well. If you think your existing waterfall isn't adding quite enough oxygen to your pond, consider adding a fountain. You can place it in the center, or near the edge of a pond for drama.
2. Water Lily
The addition of garden and pond lighting extends your viewing pleasure well into the evening hours. Lights placed behind waterfalls create excitement and drama during the nighttime hours.
Underwater lights at the edges of the pond reflect off the fish as they swim by. Set your lights on a timer so you never have to worry about turning them off and on.
5. Adjustable Flow Pump
8. Floating Pond Plants
Use a floating plant island to display plants in deeper areas of your pondwhere there aren't any plant shelves. The floating planter keeps the soil intact and lets water in while protecting the plants from your fish.
9. Automatic Dosing System
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Do Koi & Pond Fish Sleep?|KOI Fish Habits|Rochester|New York|NY|Near Me
Fish Actually Sleep
Not in the same manner that we understand, but koi & pond fish do sleep in Rochester NY & beyond. Fish do not have eyelids so they are unable to close their eyes. Instead, fish catch periods of rest by floating in one place or nestling into a cozy spot at the bottom of your pond.
They Sometimes Get Stressed Out
Koi show stress by blushing red in their fins and on their bodies. This is caused by a stressful environment, such as poor water quality. It’s their way of showing you, their caretaker, that something is wrong.
They Have Teeth, My Dear
Koi are equipped with rather large teeth at the back of their throat. They do not use them defensively or aggressively but rather to process any hard-to-chew food they come across at the pond bottom.
Boy Or Girl?
Female koi tend to have rounder bodies and smaller, rounded pectoral fins while male koi are larger, have a sleeker shape, and their pectoral fins are larger and pointed.
Koi hear through a type of amplifying system called a Weberian apparatus that other fish do not have. It consists of four pairs of bones called ossicles that connect the inner ear to the swim bladder. The connection of the air chamber to the inner ear greatly improves their ability to hear.
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Garden Lighting|LED Water Feature|Landscape|Lighting|Services|Rochester|New York|NY|Near Me
Rochester New York (NY) gardens look great with water features during the day, but when pond and garden lighting is used to enhance evening views, you'll find the landscape takes on a whole new dimension! Tuck a spotlight behind a waterfall and the feature takes on a magical feel. Used in the main portion of a pond, you'll enjoy watching fish dart in and out of the lights.
As the sun begins to set, pond and garden lighting creates a magical mood in the landscape. Think of that vacation you experienced at the beach, and the serene feeling you enjoyed watching the moon cast a glowing trail over the ocean's surface.
When you add waterfall or underwater lighting to your water feature, you extend your viewing pleasure well into the evening. You can add lights during the installation of your water feature, or add more later if you see dark spots you'd like to highlight.
It's always a joy to watch fish swim in and out of lights. Be sure to incorporate LED lights which use approximately 80-90% less electricity and last 10 times longer than their halogen counterparts.
Place a single bullet light in a container water garden or fountain bowl for a dramatic and interesting effect.
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Landscape Designer / Pond Contractor, Tom Warmerdam has been designing, installing & maintaining koi ponds, water features, patios, landscape lighting & creating outdoor living area paradises all around Rochester, New York (NY) for over 30 years. His company Acorn Ponds & Waterfalls was awarded by Aquascape Inc. as one of the top 100 in North America in 2014. He has been attending conferences at Aquascape headquarters every year since 2004 in Chicago, Ill to maintain his Certification(Certified Aquascape Contractor) status.