Backyard Blessings is closed for the winter and will re-open March 24th, 2018.

We are OPEN BY APPOINTMENT and we always provide services all year long.

If you need assistance please call 317-899-5459.

Pond Building Process at Backyard Blessings

How do I get you guys to build us a pond? Where should we build it at? Which way should the waterfall be facing? There are many questions about the process of building a pond. Once initial contact has been made, someone here at Backyard Blessings would visit you and your property and start the estimation process. We build water features to your taste and how you would want to see it in your yard. When deciding where you would

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Lily Pads: A Beautiful and Popular Pond Plant

Lily Pads are probably one our most beautiful and popular aquatic plants here at Backyard Blessings. Lilies have a way with captivating pond lovers with there beautiful flower bloom they release on the surface of the water. Lilies grow from rhizomes that are planted in a pot under the waters surface. Stems grow from the rhizomes until they reach the surface and produce round leaves we call Lily Pads. When placing your lily in your pond, you don’t want to

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Regular Maintenance is Important for a Healthy Pond

A healthy, beautiful, functioning pond doesn’t come easy. To sustain your pond in this way involves regular maintenance. Cars, homes, buildings, people and, yes, even ponds need maintenance. A lot of people have enough work on their plate to keep them busy for years, so why would they want to add more? Well here at Backyard Blessings, we can help. One of our many services is indeed maintenance. We love to provide our customers the ability to just enjoy the

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Lizard’s Tail Pond Water Plant

LIZARDS TAIL How does Lizard’s Tail grow? Lizard’s Tail is a colony based plant growing from underground runners. The runners derive from hairy stems called rhizomes. Rhizomes grow and spread into the water and the mud producing opportunities for other colonies to develop. This fascinating plant can grow to an astonishing 5 feet tall! Even at such an amazing size you would never know it because the bulk of this plant’s height will remain under water. When does Lizards Tail

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Organic Debris Can Contribute to Green Pond Water

Lime Green water, in some cases, comes from too much floating “organic debris” in the pond. A small amount of “organic debris” in the pond is normal, and is recommended for your pond’s overall health. Too much debris should be treated. We recommend using a product we carry called PondFix. When added, PondFix clears up murky water and eliminates floating organic debris. All you have to do is dose according to the size of the pond. Be aware, when treating

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How pH Levels Affect Pond Water Color

There’s nothing like a nice bowl of green pea soup sometimes. What isn’t nice, is when your pond looks the same way, green pea soup. There are some elements that make your pond lime green and a few different solutions can fix the problem. High pH level in your pond can cause lime greenness in ponds. We here at Backyard Blessings can provide test strips to see if all of your pond levels are where they need to be. One

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Flower and Patio Show 2015

Winter has been frigid, the snow and ice have not been nice, but have no fear, spring is almost here! This year we have decided to exhibit at the Flower and Patio show and it is just around the corner! If you missed out on our free ticket giveaway for the Indianapolis Home Show, now is your chance to win tickets for the Flower and Patio show! All you have to do is email the word “KOI” to nhughes@backyardblessings.com or complete

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Backyard Blessings Earns Esteemed 2014 Angie’s List Super Service Award

Backyard Blessings has earned the service industry’s coveted Angie’s List Super Service Award, reflecting an exemplary year of service provided to members of the local services marketplace and consumer review site in 2014. “Only about 5 percent of the water features, pond supplies, pond builder, and water features companies in Indiana have performed so consistently well enough to earn our Super Service Award,” said Angie’s List Founder Angie Hicks. “It’s a really high standard.” Angie’s List Super Service Award 2014 winners have met

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Pond Freeze-Thaw Cycle

Winter always shows up, and this year has been no different in Indiana with the freezing and thawing cycle. It is important to remember that the Midwest freeze thaw cycle can be destructive to your pond. It can be much less destructive when you plan and prepare for it. The freeze thaw cycle will move rocks in your stream, waterfall, and even the pond itself. We strongly encourage proper placement of a heater or high powered aerator. Remember to put

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What to do about your frozen pond

Each Midwest winter, most waterfalls tend to form beautiful ice sculptures in running ponds. They also however, almost completely freeze over. This tends to raise the anxiety level for most pond owners. When we have snow and frigid temperatures like we’ve been experiencing in the Midwest, you may look outside at your pond and see no more running water. When this happens, what ever you do, DO NOT unplug the pump and shut your system down. Instead, look and listen

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