About Inspired By Nature, Inc

Many of us do not think of our pond as a natural environment, for many it is simply a large hole in our yard that is filled with water. One thing a pond is not, is a pristine swimming pool, a pond is a living, thriving ecosystem that when cared for properly can be an attractive and vital asset to your property. 

Water quality is an issue to all of us. You have the power to protect YOUR fresh water resource from harmful chemicals and neglect. Many pond owners use their ponds for drinking water, swimming and fishing, while others do not utilize their ponds at all but want a natural pond, free of chemicals. We can help supply knowledge, products and services for all pond owners no matter what their needs. Inspired By Nature, Inc. has worked with thousands of customers in our area about THEIR specific needs relating to their ponds and lakes. You see, we work with not only private homeowners but also lake associations, commercial properties and consult on numerous large scale projects involving ponds or lakes.

Who is Inspired By Nature, Inc.?
We are a small privately owned company located in Weston, Ohio. Our business began in 1996 when we saw many pond owners struggling to care for water gardens, ponds and lakes. Since the beginning we have strived to provide our customers with natural alternatives to care for and maintain their water resources. We constantly are investigating new technologies and seeking new products and ideas that fit within our philosophy and that are an affordable investment for our customers. 

What we can do for you
Inspired By Nature, Inc. can provide you with sound advice along with reliable products and services that will care for your pond naturally. We offer free seminars to pond owners several times throughout the season that are fact based, NOT sales pitches. Our focus is on sharing knowledge and providing you with choices so that you can maintain your pond naturally or at least with minimal chemical usage. 
Inspired By Nature, Inc. has worked with several suppliers to develop products that are unique to us. After 10 years we have discovered through testing and experience what works, what works ok but could be better and what simply is not effective or affordable.

Our Products 
We offer several of our very own products that we have worked with developers to create for pond situations we find in our region. For many years we have offered our own unique blend of beneficial microbes and last year began offering our own mixture of enzymes and trace minerals. Our custom designed aeration systems are in hundreds of ponds throughout Northwest Ohio, Southern Michigan and Eastern Indiana. We provide site planning and consulting for private homeowners and large development properties. In addition to site planning, aeration systems, and beneficial microbes we provide consultations, fish stocking, pond cleanouts, raking and maintenance tools.

Our Focus
Our focus is helping you find the source of your pond problems. Treating the symptoms is a short term fix to a long term solution. We help you get to the root of the problem and gain control of your pond.
Our belief is that your pond is unique just like you and our goal is to create an affordable way for you to manage your pond naturally to suit your needs.

All Tilapia are NOT Equal

IBN sells ONLY Pure Blue Tilapia NOT hybrid Tilapia. When you buy Blue Tilapia from IBN you get:

  • 6" plus fish that are Brood Stock - ready to reproduce
  • Blue Tilapia live longer 
  • Begin eating plant material right away

Why Stocking "Tilapia" is not the same

  • Smaller Sized Fish are not ready to reproduce
  • Stocked Later in Season
  • Die Earlier in Season


By stocking smaller Tilapia you will NOT have the same amount of overall consumption! Don't fall into the trap of buying smaller fish. 


Key to Natural Pond Management

Nutrients are key in natural pond management. Our management techniques identify nutrient problems, develop means of reducing nutrient input, and provide long term control of residual nutrients. In doing so, we are taking the excessive nutrients responsible for nuisance plant growth and converting them into more manageable plant and animal growth.  Using an array of tools such as Beneficial Microbes and Bottom Aeration, Inspired By Nature, Inc. provides safe, low maintenance, and affordable solutions for your pond or lake.

To inquire or order any of our products or services please contact us at 419-669-4084


In 2010, we introduced Blue Tilapia as a tool to help manage ponds naturally. Since that time we have seen incredible results! Tilapia are NOT a magic bullet but when used at proper stocking rates they can be a very effective. Tilapia alone are not going to solve all of your pond troubles! Read more about Tilapia here

Schooner Farms

Sustainable, Non-Conventional Farming, inspired by nature! In 2009 we added another segment ot our business - Schooner Farms. Visit us at www.schoonerberries.com

  • Raw Honey
  • CSA (Community Supported Agriculture)
  • Educational Classes
  • Pasture Raised & Certified Organically Fed Poultry & Fresh Eggs
  • Volunteer & Intern Opportunities
  • Shiitake Mushrooms
  • and more