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2016 Pond Contest Results

The moment you’ve been waiting for… the announcement of the 2016 Pond Contest Results! Thanks to all of you,  this years Pond Contest was a great success! We received 25 pictures of beautiful ponds, that’s 9 more than last year. More than 400 people voted! Thank you for taking the time to vote and participate with us in this fun contest. We all really enjoyed looking at all your beautiful ponds!

Remember the ponds were judged by the general public and no strict criteria was set for judging. The results are strictly based on the popular vote.

Congratulations to our top two finishers this year.

First Place – pond photo #2 – Wendy Kutnyak

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Second Place – pond photo #22 – Tom & Linda Mack

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In the past we’ve had people ask which ponds were the top 5. Here they are:

  1. Pond photo #2 – Wendy Kutnyak
  2. Pond photo #22 – Tom & Linda Mack
  3. Pond photo #8 – Tim Deal
  4. Pond photo #9 – Pam Vincent
  5. Pond photo #10 – Ricky Vincent

2016 Pond Contest Voting

Welcome to our 2016 Pond Contest Voting. We can’t believe this is already our sixth annual pond contest. We received some amazing pictures of ponds. Don’t have a pond? Take a close look. These pictures may inspire you to add a pond at your home. Then, you could enter the contest next year!

Thank you contest participants, for sending in your photos. Make sure you vote, encourage your friends and family to vote as well!

2016 Pond Contest Voting is open June 15-22.

Winners will be announced via email, Facebook and our website on June 24th.

Pond Contest Prizes include:
1st Place – Gift Certificate valued at $250
2nd Place – Gift Certificate valued at $100

Vote for your 2 favorite ponds.

Click on the picture of the pond to see a larger image. Then, click the picture to close it.

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2016 Koi Contest Winner

The moment you’ve been waiting for… the announcement of the 2016 Koi Contest Winner! Thanks to all of you, the first year of our Koi Contest was a success. We received 10 pictures of beautiful koi. Thanks so much to all who participated. We all really enjoyed looking at all your beautiful koi!

Remember the koi were judged by the general public and no strict criteria was set for judging. The results are strictly based on the popular vote.

Thank you for taking the time to vote and participate with us in this fun contest.

Congratulations Koi Contest Winner

Sharon Peterson!

Koi Contest

 

You winner will receive:

– One 5lb bag of fish food each month from April – October.
– Bragging rights and the picture of your award winning Koi prominently hung in our Water Garden Center for 2016.

If this contest has inspired you to add koi to your pond, please stop by or call us. We would love to talk to you about what it takes to add koi to your pond. We have everything you need from various fish, food, filters, plants and more.

2016 Koi Contest – Voting

Welcome to our 2016 Koi Contest Voting.

No political mumbo-jumbo here! Just pictures of some beautiful koi!

Don’t have any koi? Take a close look. These pictures may inspire you to add koi to your pond. Next year you could enter the contest!

We appreciate you participating in the contest by sending in your photos, voting and getting your friends and family to vote as well!

2016 Koi Contest Voting is open January 20-23.

Vote for your single favorite koi. The winner will be announced via email,  Facebook and our website on January 26th.

The winner will receive:
– One 5lb bag of fish food each month from April – October.
– Bragging rights and the picture of their award winning Koi prominently hung in our Water Garden Center for 2016.

Please carefully look at all the koi, then vote at the bottom of the page for your single favorite koi.

Click on the picture to see the FULL IMAGE.

Koi of the Year Contest

We are kicking off 2016 with a new contest…  Koi of the Year! Koi Show

If you have a beautiful koi, we would love for you to submit a picture of it for our Koi of the Year Contest.

Email ONE picture between January 4-13th info@CreativeVisionsLandscape.

January 20-23 go to our website and vote for your favorite koi. Winner will be chosen by popular vote.

The winner will be announced January 26th via email, Facebook and our website.

The winner will receive:
– One 5lb bag of fish food each month from April – October.
– Bragging rights and the picture of their award winning Koi prominently hung in our Water Garden Center for 2016.

*Must be a Koi in a residential water feature, not a commercial facility. Submission must include your name, phone number and email address, incomplete submissions will be disqualified.*

Civil War Contest

Civil war

 

Ready for some Civil War Game fun with Creative Visions Water Garden Center.  The game is Friday, November 27th at 12:30.

Here are the details.

Send us an email, info@CreativeVisionsLandscape.com
with the following information:
1. 1st quarter ending score
2. 2nd quarter ending score
3. 3rd quarter ending score
4. Final game score

The winners of each quarter will win a FREE gift. All winners
will be entered into a drawing for a $50 gift certificate to our
Water Garden Center.

*Winners must pick up their gift at by December 19th.
*Entries must be received by Wed, November 25th at 5:00 pm.

2015 Pond Contest Results

The moment you’ve been waiting for… the announcement of the 2015 Pond Contest Results! Thanks to all of you, the this years Pond Contest was a great success! We received 16 pictures of beautiful ponds. Thanks so much to all who participated. We all really enjoyed looking at all your beautiful ponds!

Remember the ponds were judged by the general public and no strict criteria was set for judging. The results are strictly based on the popular vote.

Thank you for taking the time to vote and participate with us in this fun contest.

Congratulations to our top two finishers this year.

The 2015 Pond Contest Results are below.

First Place – pond photo #8 – Nancy Boyles

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Second Place – pond photo #4 – Harold Simmons

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2015 Pond Contest Voting

Welcome to our 2015 Pond Contest Voting. We can’t believe this is already our fifth annual pond contest. We received some amazing pictures of ponds.

Don’t have a pond? Take a close look. These pictures may inspire you to add a pond at your home. Then, next year you could enter the contest!

We appreciate you participating in the contest by sending in your photos, voting and getting your friends and family to vote as well!

2015 Pond Contest Voting is open June 15-24.

Vote for your 2 favorite ponds. Winners will be announced via email,  Facebook and our website on June 26th.

Pond Contest Prizes include:
1st Place – Gift Certificate valued at $250
2nd Place – Gift Certificate valued at $100

Please carefully look at all the ponds, then vote at the bottom of the page for your 2 favorite ponds.

Click on the picture of the pond to see a larger image.

 

June Pond Tips & Annual Pond Contest

Need some pond tips for June? We’ve got them. Summer has arrived and it is time to start changing some of the maintenance activities.

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Having a Koi pond at your home is undoubtedly the quickest way to reduce stress and noise that you have to deal with on a regular basis. This peaceful and quiet place is essentially a man-made paradise. Apart from eliminating stress and tension from your mind, a Koi pond is a perfect way of adding beauty to your backyard or any outdoor space.  However, it requires some effort to keep it in its healthiest and most attractive condition.

Need a few more pond tips. Look no further…

  • Do not start feeding your pond fish until the pond water is at least 50°F.
  • Add beneficial bacteria. Remember beneficial bacteria removes ammonia, nitrite, nitrate, and organic debris such as dead leaves, uneaten fish food, fish waste etc., that cause water clarity problems.
  • Maintain salt level between 2.5 – 3.0 ppt.
  • Switch to higher protein food 2-4 times daily.
  • Back flush filter media weekly.
  • Minimum 10% weekly water change.
  • Check chemical levels.

Whether you have a water garden, pondless water features, large koi pond, or two acre lake, Creative Visions Landscapes can help get what you want out of that body of water and enjoy your pond. We carry many different pond supplies including; pumps, filters, skimmers, liner/underlayment, UV supplies, water treatments, aquatic plants, koi and other fish and fish food. So, if you have a question about your pond, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Don’t forget our Annual Pond Contest!!

Have A Pond Or Water Garden?
We’re eager to see your beautiful and inspired creation!

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Submit a photo of your water feature via email (info@CreativeVisionsLandscape.com) between June 1-10. Enter a picture that best shows why your water feature should win our Pond Contest.

From June 15 – 24, go to our website and vote for your favorite pond. The popular vote will decide the winner. Winners announced June 26th on via email, Facebook and our website. Prizes include:

1st Place – Gift Certificate $250
2nd Place – Gift Certificate $100

*(Residential water features only. Submission must include your name, phone number and email address. Incomplete submissions will be disqualified.)

March Pond Tips

March pond tips to start preparing for spring!

It’s spring and the temperature is changing! We had a VERY mild and warm winter, but it’s time for you to prepare your pond for the warmer months ahead. We are happy to help you shop for all the pond supplies you need to get your backyard in shape for spring and summer.

While every koi pond and water garden has different needs, there are some general preparations you should make as spring approaches. So here are some pond tips to get started.

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  • Add beneficial bacteria. Remember beneficial bacteria helps pond filters control algae and  algae blooms in ponds and koi and fish pools by reducing fish waste and pond scum.
  • Maintain salt level between 2.0 – 2.5 ppt.
  • Add one dose of Melafix
  • Back flush filter media every two weeks.
  • If you shut down UV and filter for winter, turn them on.
  • Check chemical levels.
  • Begin feeding your fish once the water temperature in your pond returns to a consistent 50 degrees

Keep in mind spring is on the horizon, so it’s a good time to invest in a variety of pond supplies you will need in the coming months. It’s better to have them on hand than to find out you’re missing the supplies you need when you are in the middle of cleaning your pond or trying to “de-winterize” it.