Lisa Burns is the co-owner of Backyard Getaway, a pond and water garden service and retail business in Myakka City, Florida. Her interest in water gardening started over 15 years ago as a hobby that grew into a passion when Dave brought home a “pond kit.” To learn more about the services offered by Backyard Getaway and our school habitat program, visit:
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Contractor’s Corner | Under the Boardwalk

By Lisa Burns / August 1, 2019 / 0 Comments

The waterfall, which was no longer running by the time we were called in, faced away from the house so that all you saw was…

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Re-purposed Water Gardening

By Lisa Burns / September 1, 2013 / 0 Comments

Have you noticed there is an ever growing trend towards recycling, re-using and re-purposing items? As a pond installer you probably already know the benefits to wildlife as well as to the environment of adding a water feature or pond to a yard. You would be surprised at the many items you use in your every day life, which, instead of discarding, are useable in your garden as decorative elements.

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Schoolyard Habitats: Backyard Getaway brings the joy of ponding to students

By Lisa Burns / July 1, 2013 / 0 Comments

Pond lovers think of their installations as private slices of nature. But to Lisa Burns, they are also invaluable teaching tools — and she has the experience to prove it. See how Backyard Getaway turns pond projects into outdoor classrooms that enrich the lives of students and donors alike.

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