Landon Malave is the owner of LCM Waterfalls & Ponds, previously known as LCM Landscape & Design. Operating out of Elbert, Colorado, he services the front range and is taking his efforts nationwide. He grew up on a farm in Eastern Colorado, earning his associate's degree in horticulture and a certificate in landscape design. He has been in business for more than 10 years and is excited about the future of building multiple businesses, honing in on his skills in the water feature industry. He studied under his mentor and now friend, Rick Pursell, who has 50 years of experience building waterfalls all over the world. Landon lives on a tree farm with his wife and three children.
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Vertical Waterfalls & Grottos Add Height & Depth

By Landon Malave / December 28, 2022 / 0 Comments

The process of building grottos and vertical waterfalls is nerve wracking, coming with an increase in liability for your client and danger for your crew. It’s the farthest thing from straightforward or simple. So, why do I like building them? I like a challenge, and the results can be absolutely breathtaking.  In front of our […]

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Dock-Diving Pond Build for Competitive Canines

By Landon Malave / August 30, 2021 / 0 Comments

A regulation dog-jumping pond — what even is that? I certainly knew nothing about until I happened upon this opportunity by chance. My neighbor who sold us our German Shepherd posted on social media that she had ordered an above-ground pool so that she could offer dog jumping to her boarding clients and possibly host […]

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Contractor’s Corner | Character Rocks

By Landon Malave / October 1, 2020 / 0 Comments

The ultimate dream for a waterfall or pond builder is to have a huge rock selection to choose from in order to pick out every character rock possible for the feature. What is a character rock? Character rocks are the “cool” rocks — the most desirable and unique rocks out of the bunch. These rocks […]

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Building Water Feature Waterfalls for Beginners

By Landon Malave / April 28, 2020 / 0 Comments

Building water feature waterfalls, while challenging, can be a very rewarding undertaking. It is crucial that they are built with both integrity and sustainability in mind. The first step in building a waterfall is understanding the needs and wants of the client. This is the most crucial element for me. Don’t let their budget dictate […]

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