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Stunning Water Feature Wins Best Waterfall Category

By Grant Gerke / February 28, 2017 / 0 Comments

Building a new waterfall amid an already existing network of waterfalls, pools and streams under the watchful eye of a master certified gardener nicknamed Llama Mama might intimidate some contractors. But, as John Adams was able to prove to a Knoxville homeowner with high expectations, a little careful craftsmanship, some locally-sourced driftwood and more than […]

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2016 Pond Artisans Contest | Large Koi Pond Wins Best Renovation Category

By Grant Gerke / February 28, 2017 / 0 Comments

What do you do when you’ve built and maintained an alluring pond, but your beloved koi start to outgrow it? If you’re near Long Island, New York, you call Demi, Edwin and Ely Fortuna of August Moon Designs. When they arrived at the scene of this dedicated, large koi pond, it measured 8 by 16 […]

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Best Pondless | Winner ‘Moves Mountains’ and 40 tons of Boulders

By Grant Gerke / February 28, 2017 / 0 Comments

It’s not that difficult to understand why some contractors might balk at the prospect of a project that requires manipulating more than 40 tons of boulders into a pondless waterfall in a tight backyard with limited access and an extreme slope. But when a recently retired couple presented the idea to Tim Wood at a […]

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Video Preview | Pondless Water Feature in Lake Tahoe

By Grant Gerke / February 7, 2017 / 1 Comment

Right now, Lake Tahoe is under 17 feet of snow but this video shows the “pond side” of northern California in the summertime. Jason Steele of Steele’s Landscapes — the Water Boss — provides an overview of the entire pondless water feature installation. Jason will be providing a full account of this waterfall build via […]

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Everything is Big in Texas, Meet our New Contractor’s Corner Winner

By Grant Gerke / October 11, 2016 / 0 Comments

The image above kind of says it all in announcing our 3rd winner for the Contractor’s Corner quarterly for 2016. This amazing build by Kris Burns at Native Waterscapes includes a natural swimming pool, hardscapes, koi pond and streams; just an amazing installation. So, how did it start? Below Kris dishes on the project: We […]

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Video Tour | Detailed and Spectacular Pond Designs during Pondemonium 2016

By Grant Gerke / September 22, 2016 / 0 Comments

 The summer is technically gone, but the summer pond tour at the Pondemonium 2016 event displayed some great designs. This visit was the second house on the tour and John Magyar at Universal Aquatics dishes on this beauty. (Run time | 0:55)

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What is the Difference Between a Pond Pack and Bulk Pack

By Grant Gerke / June 9, 2016 / 0 Comments

>> This blog post is reprinted with permission from Kloubec Koi. For years I’ve been helping koi enthusiasts find the perfect koi for their pond, or that special fish to add to a koi collection. I enjoy this, whether at koi shows or viewing koi in our online store. For some individuals, choosing the right […]

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7 Tips for Killer 
Periscope Broadcasts

By Grant Gerke / October 24, 2015 / 0 Comments

Quick steps to get up and running with Periscope broadcasts, see below. Post a killer bio as your portfolio! It’s a 
160-character resume to capture followers. Create killer titles for your scopes! Give people a reason to follow you and listen to your content! Activate Discovery Settings. The arrow on the left sets your location […]

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Up Close and Personal | Rainwater Harvesting in Los Angeles

By Grant Gerke / September 21, 2015 / 0 Comments

Mike Garcia gives a peek at his rainwater harvesting system at his home in Los Angeles, as recent rains have filled his underground system with about 2,500 gallons of rain in a couple of days. Mike provides a tour of how this rain water is used in his beautiful pastoral backyard, which includes a pond […]

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Video | Building a Pondless Waterfall

By Grant Gerke / July 16, 2015 / 0 Comments

This episode of Pond Hunter details the step-by-step process in building this pondless waterfall, including siting, materials, equipment choices and challenges with this luxurious piece of property. Includes a plethora of detail from Mike Gannon on pump equipment sizes and insights on how to create a natural looking waterfall. (Approximate time: 9:47) >> For more pond […]

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