Max Taylor is owner/operator of Magnolia Ponds and Water Gardens in The Woodlands, Texas. He entered the swimming pool and pond industry while living in North Carolina in 1982, then relocated to Texas in 2000. Max has won multiple national awards for design in both the pond and swimming pool industries. He was the recipient of the National Five Star Contractor Award in 2011 for excellence in customer service. He specializes in complex backyard design makeovers but is happy to create a simple pond-free waterfall for his customer.

Specialty Software for Selling Water Features

By Max Taylor / February 25, 2019 / 0 Comments

You have done your diligence. You have marketed your brand. You have your trucks lettered. You and staff are uniformed. You’ve placed your advertising. Finally, the call comes in, and the first appointment of the year is set for someone who wants to consider “something in our backyard.” You go out and visit with the […]

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Need Some Privacy, Don’t Get Bamboozled

By Max Taylor / December 26, 2018 / 0 Comments

So you have come home exhausted, poured your choice of evening beverage and sit down to enjoy your backyard. From across the way, you can see Mrs. Kravitz with drapes to one side, peering over to see what you are doing. You sigh and say to yourself, “I have do something about our privacy. What […]

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Sidebar | From Screen to Stream

By Max Taylor / April 25, 2015 / 0 Comments

[box]Add landscaping via software and help your customers visualize final designs.[/box] Landscaping computer programs abound. I personally use VizTerra by Structure Studios for most of my projects. However, its learning curve is fairly difficult (but not as difficult as AutoCAD). One of the more simple programs that I use is Realtime Landscaping Photo, as shown […]

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Increase Profits by Adding Landscaping

By Max Taylor / April 25, 2015 / 0 Comments

In his rich, baritone voice, Kenny Rogers made “The Gambler” a household tune and gave us all a lesson on experienced, calculated decision-making. In our pond-building world, we get the call and play the game when we contract and build a feature. The length of time to build the pond depends on the number of […]

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No Ugly Duckling: The unique filtration of a pond just for ducks

By Max Taylor / September 1, 2013 / 0 Comments

Caring for the health and wellness of a pond full of fish is no easy task. But when the wildlife in your pond has feathers instead of scales, the complexity reaches a whole new level! Max Taylor of Magnolia Ponds and Water Gardens explains the unique challenges of maintaining a pond just for ducks.

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