When you have a pond, you will need to purchase pond supplies at times. Pond pumps, pond plants (like that lovely blue flag iris in the photo!), or koi fish care products may be on your shopping list but where can you buy quality procuts?
Here's a short list of four places to get your pond supplies if you happen to live in in the Minneapolis/ St. Paul, MN area! We recommend Aquascape products for their simplicity and ease of use. Aquascape products try to mimic nature- no hazardous pond chemicals for them! For ease of use, I have divided the metro area into four sections below.
If you live on the South side (Bloomington, Farmington, Rosemount, Apple Valley, Inver Grove Heights, Mendota Heights, South St. Paul etc.) The Pond Company has a retail store with expert, knowledgable staff! They carry Aquascape prodcuts, filters, parts, and beneficial bacterias. They also carry other brands.
If you live near Plymouth, Maple Grove, Minnetonka, Medina, Brooklyn Park, Golden Valley, St. Louis Park, Edina (i.e. West metro area) visit Hedberg Aggregates on Nathan Lane. Here you will find all the Aquascape product line, pond plants, fish, and rock from around the world! As a bonus, they have several small indoor fountain displays.
If you live in the East metro area (Stillwater, Lake Elmo, Maplewood, Shoreview, East St. Paul) there is a place for you too! Hedberg Aggregates in Stillwater has all your pond needs including pond parts, filters, bacteria, plus more! They also carry a good selection of perennial flowers, shrubs, and trees along with pottery and decor (plus rocks and mulch)! Check out the outdoor disappearing waterfall display while there.
For those of you in the Northern metro area, I would recommend Bebergs Landscape Supply on Hanson Blvd. They don't carry Aquascape products. They carry the Atlantic Water Gardens product line. I put them on the list because I like them; they are such nice people! They will also have other pond products like rock, mulch, or plants to landscape around your pond.
If you can't get to one of these retailers, type your zip code into Aquascape's "Find a Retailer" or click on shop to buy directly from the supplier! Last but not least, ask us to bring you supplies when we come for a maintenance check or spring clean out!
Enjoy your pond this year!
Jeff Chudek has been building ponds and waterfalls professionally since 2005. As a kid, his favorite time of year was spring, because the spring thaw created so much mud and puddles, and all the trees and plants were waking up. He loves figuring out the best way to use something, and fixing things that are broken. He's good at coming up with ideas, and helping choose the best idea for you.