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This month:
October/November 2008
   
   
 
 

In The News

Groups Work to Counter EPA’s Anti-pond Stance

Contech Buys Pheromone Company

 

Firestone Standardizes Liner Branding

 

Spectrum Post Loss Despite 10 Percent Pet Growth

 

Oase Takes Top Honors at GAFA

 

Maryland Enacts Snapping Turtle Rules

 

Irrigation Association Joins Energy Coalition

 

Trade Group to Survey Water Garden Market

 

Zeigler Bros. to Add Immune Boost to Aquatic Feeds

 

Woodstream Launches Multi-brand Birding Site

 

Extreme Pond Build Complete

Bradley Caldwell Buys Loveland Pet

 

Released Pets Blamed for Frog Diseases

 

Lenders Squash United Pet Deal

 

Central Forecasts Slight Rise in Q3 Profits

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Features 

Birmingham Business Builds on Biology, Construction:

The keystone of customer service keeps Aquatic Gardens going despite current economic challenges.

 

Building the Hobby Boosts Returns: Contractors cultivate future pond hobbyists by reaching out to them at schools.

 

Businesses Prepare for a Hard Winter: Insiders explain how the economy already influences overwintering.

 

Demand for Irrigation Work Down in 2008: Professionals cite uncontrollable factors as responsible for reduced business.

 

Large Pumps Might Mean Small Electric Bills: Manufacturers answer consumer demand for high-efficiency pumps.

 

Cover Stories

Facing the Gas Crisis

Rising fuel prices force industry professionals to change some business practices.

 

Stores Stay Open with Winter Birdfeeding

Retailers let their companies go to the birds to extend the winter buying season.

 

Web Exclusives

 

Creating a Curriculum

 

Helping Customers Decide to Feed or Not to Feed Their Fish

 

Spring Clean Up Tips for Customers

 

Provide Clients with Winterizing Products, Knowledge

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This month:
August/September 2008
   
   
 
 

In The News

World's First Blue Hardy Waterlily Finally Comes to Bloom

Castle & Carmel Acquires IPS

Gridiron Capital Forms Yellowstone Landscape Group

Colorado, U.S. Act Against Invasives

IWGS Plans Book Sale Benefit

United Nations Seeks PIJAC's Help on Invasives

Pan Intercorp Cancels Koi Show

Yellow Mountain Stones Portland Park

PIJAC Commences Search for Next Leader

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Features 

Outdoor Kitchens: Industry Experts find clients want features from accessories to enhanced designs.

By Lori Luechtefeld

 

Container Gardening Gain Popularity: Ease, convenience help retailers promote potted water garden sales.

By Patricia Morris Buckley

 

Cover Stories

Water Gardening Grows Greener

The industry seeks ways to help customers keep eco-friendly ponds. 

 

Pond Kit Purchases Remain Steady

As manufacturers improve this industry staple, many vendors and installers experience solid sales.

 

Garden Gifts Support Continual Sales

Retailers attract more customers by rotating items and highlighting in-store gift centers.

 

Industry Experts Show Reluctance With Design Software

When it comes to water feature design, many landscapers, contractors and designers hesitate to trade pencil and paper for laptop and software.

 

Landscaper Turns Merchandiser With One-Stop Shop

Aquatic Connections proves that a builder can become a succesful retailer.

  

Web Exclusives

 

Eco-Friendly Tips for Water Gardeners

 

Outdoor Kitchens and the Environment

 

Recession Resistance

 

Techniques to Teach Green Gardening

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This month:
July 2008
   
   
 
 

In The News

Firm Eyes, Sustainability, Internet, for Future Growth

Salon Set to Buy United Pet Group from Spectrum

Atlanta Children's Hospital to Host Ponditat for Humanity

Savio Products Used in Wildlife Federation Ponds 

Gold Crest Pushes In-store Building Seminars

EPA Fines Firm for Pesticide Violation

Versa-Lok Design Crown Returns to Van Asten

Online Pet Supplies Sales to Triple in Five Years

Lilypons Hosts Successful Pup Palooza Event

Suburban Frogs More Likely to be Hermaphrodite Than Rural Cousins

California Warns Pet Sellers to Pay Taxes

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Features 

Lighting Innovations Ease Pond Viewing

By Scott and Ann Springer

 

Innovative Faux-rock Designs Enhance the Outdoors

By Laura Lynne Dyer

 

Quality Staff Makes Business Solid

By Dawn Bonker

  

Industry Experts Discuss Government Policies 

By Lori Luechtefeld

 

Cover Stories

 

Quality Counts with Fish Food

Small-scale ideas keep the water garden industry industry. 

 

Less Means More with Pond Rocks

Small-scale ideas keep the water garden industry industry. 

  

Web Exclusives

 

Create Drama in the Garden

 

Danger Areas

 

Lifestyle Trends

 

Useful Resources

 

Importing Food From Japan

 

10 Tips for Selling

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This month:
May/June 2008
   
   
 
 

In The News

IPPCA to Require Continuing Education for Certification

CRH of Ireland to Buy Pavestone for $540 Million

Investment Group Eyes Spectrum

Flower Show Features Indoor Waterfall-Building Contest

Baldwin to Lead Glee Tour Again

Russell Watergardens Ready to Sell Franchises

Global Pet Expo Expects More Buyers in Florida

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Features 

Healing Gardens on the Rise

By Olivia Chen 

 

Experts Share the Rules of Attraction

By Lori Luechtefeld

 

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Keep the Pond Cycle Spinning

 

Hobbyists Drive Pump Technology

Manufacturers meet rising consumer demands.

  

Outdoor Entertaining Moves Beyond Hibachis, Lawn Chairs 

Industry experts find that consumers seek quality indoor amenities outside.

 

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Get Out and Play

 

Location Counts at Mystic Koi and Water Gardens

This Southern California koi shop reaps the benefits of proximity to busy freeways.

 

Solutions for the Summer Slump

Retailers offer special events to draw customers into stores. 

  

Big Ponds Need Big Air 

Aerating large-scale ponds requires the right equipment and know-how.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This month:
April 2008
   
   
 
 

In The News

Texas
Honors Landscaping Excellence
 

5-D Tropical Expands Plant, Koi Offerings

 

Holmes Farm Hosts 2008 Buying Show

 

Sera Continues Expansion in Several Markets

 

Back to Nature or Back to the Television?

 

Pondliner Kicks Off Spring Season

 

Study: Winter Feeding Leads to Healthier Chicks in Spring

 

Pentair Sells National Pool Tile Division

 

Epcot Team Plans Eco-Friendly Features

 

Pond Products Honored at Global Pet Expo

 

Armstrong to Buy, Operate Pike Nursery

 

Wild Birds Unlimited Sponsors Bird Count

 

Agency Seeks Fee Increase

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Features 

Color Commands Attention

 

Hybridizers Create New Plant Choices

 

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Lotus Registry Update

 

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Truly Named Project

 

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Plant Care Tips for Retailers

 

Cash in on Outdoor Living Trend

Manufacturers pinpoint homeowners' emerging expectations.

 

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Customers Seek Interesting and Charming Decor 

 

Garcia Expands Beyond the Pond

In Southern California's desert, this contractor gives back to his community.

 

Signs Reflect the Times

From multi-media to eco-friendly, storage signage echoes consumer culture.

 

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Unique Shopping Experiences Matter

  

The Nature of the Beast

Experts offer solutions to regional pest invasions.

 

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Updates About West Nile Virus

 

Heavy-duty Tools Ease Major Projects

Construction equipment can save time, sweat and money in large-scale pond jobs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This month:
March 2008
   
   
 

In The News

ILA Streamlines Leadership in Reorganization

 

Fight Continues for Internet Sales Tax Legislation

 

Ecological Labs Eyes Lake Management Collaborations

 

Exhibitions Win Honors at Birdwatch America (GA)

 

Russell, Kodama Koi Plan Expo in May

 

Mosquito Fight Gets Molecular

 

MANTS Posts Strong Performance

 

Industry Struggles with Nationwide, Historic Drought

 

People in the News

 

Aquascape Cuts Jobs, Mags to Fund Growth Plans  

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Features 

A New Approach to Water Fountains

Today’s consumers want unique, customized water features.

 

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Water Feature Restoration

 

A Break From Koi Tradition

Retailers find that stocking nontraditional pond fish provides an additional revenue stream.

 

Fox’s Keeps Business All in the Family

For 54 Years, this family-owned business focuses on customer service.

 

Companies Catch the Retrofit Wave

Pond modification services boost some companies’ sales and skills.

 

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Sand Filtration Proves Popular at Resort Destinations

 

Sales Move Beyond the Pond

Backyard wildlife products offer significant opportunities for pond retailers.

 

Stores Add Destination to Mix

Wakoola Water Gardens and Walter Andersen Nursery draw customers with trains, trails and tranquil settings.

 

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Locate a Destination

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This month:
Jan/Feb 2008
   
   
 

In The News

Splashdown 2007  

We highlight some of the most topics of the year in our annual countdown.

 

Promote Premium Purchases    

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Features 

Promote Premium Purchases

Experts reveal successful techniques for selling top-dollar koi.

 

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Biosecurity Ensures Koi Health

 

Spitters Attract Sales 

These simple add-ons offer personality and oxygen to garden ponds as well as money to retailers.

 

Filtration Findings for 2008 

New filtration products aim to decrease maintenance while improving water quality.

 

Simple Strategies Prevent Product Loss   

Loss-prevention experts offer easy ways for retailers to cut losses.

 

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Benefits of Hiring a Professional

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

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