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Caring for your garden

Ben Harris

I’m often asked for a ‘low-maintenance’ garden. But what does that actually mean … an hour’s work a day, week, month or year? Some people even seem to expect a garden to look beautiful with no maintenance. With today’s busy lifestyles, I can understand why people want ‘low-maintenance’ – but I sometimes feel that they […]

What is an ecosystem pond?

At Ben Harris Gardens, we build ecosystem ponds, which mimic the ecological processes of natural water bodies with five key components: rocks and pebbles, plants, fish and bacteria, oxygenation and filtration. Here’s how they work together to keep your pond healthy: filtration is addressed in two ways – biological and mechanical: beneficial bacteria are the […]