Tim Wood started Aquatic Edge in 2010 and has over 20 years of experience in the pond industry. Tim and his team are Master Certified Aquascape Contractors, 2016, 2017 and 2021 Water Artisans of the Year Award recipients, and 2020 Aquascape Inc. Artist of the Year. Aquatic Edge is a full service water garden design, repair and installation company located in the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania area that specializes in creating ecosystem style ponds and water features that are low maintenance and naturally inspired. In his spare time Tim enjoys coaching youth sports, fishing, and spending quality time with his wife and two children.

Enhance Pond-Building Skills With Rock Placement

By Tim Wood / April 28, 2022 / 1 Comment

I had an epiphany in August 2014. I was a fledgling pond builder, having started Aquatic Edge in 2010. Those first few years were spent splitting my time between my new venture and working full-time for a local landscaping company. I had been dabbling in pond work for a couple of seasons without any prior […]

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Five Ways to Become a More Artistic Pond Builder

By Tim Wood / August 28, 2019 / 0 Comments

During the various stages of building a water feature, do you ever have trouble visualizing the details that will set your feature apart from the crowd? It’s OK — most of us do! After building naturally inspired water features for several years, studying natural water environments and learning from some of the most artistically talented […]

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How to Properly Sell Diffused Aeration Systems

By Tim Wood / April 21, 2018 / 0 Comments

What if I told you that there is a large piece of pie available in the pond and lake management industry? Would you believe that there are opportunities everywhere in the country for you to expand your business model? Farmland continues to be sold to municipalities and private individuals throughout the United States. This land […]

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Contractor’s Corner Video | Pond Update Stresses Low Maintenance

By Tim Wood / April 3, 2017 / 0 Comments

Tim Wood’s video overview provides a detailed look at some of the troubling issues with this older and neglected pond. Wood discusses the lack of filtration and water feature attempts but also shows how this transformation took place. Enjoy! More Video Content |  A Non-Traditional KoiPond & How to Pot a Lotus Tuber

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Big Pond Transformation for a Small Space

By Tim Wood / April 3, 2017 / 0 Comments

After listening to more of her concerns, I began offering some potential solutions and their respective costs. “We’d need to clean it at…

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Pond Winterization Tips

By Tim Wood / December 26, 2016 / 1 Comment

>> This sidebar is part of the feature article, “Frozen Pond Features Allow Year-Round Enjoyment,” click here. Ecosystem-style ponds (with skimmers/intake bays and waterfall/wetland filters) are generally safe to run in the winter. Just be sure to turn off bottom aerators or jets that will disturb the deep, warmer water where the fish will live during […]

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Frozen Pond Features Allow Year-Round Enjoyment

By Tim Wood / December 26, 2016 / 0 Comments

Most pond owners enjoy their water features on a three-season schedule. It starts with great anticipation in the spring, when the filters and pumps get plugged in. The pond and surrounding landscape proceed to undergo rapid changes through the summer, when plants are flourishing and time spent outdoors is fully maximized. Then suddenly, it’s fall. […]

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Wood Elements Blend the Aesthetic Worlds of Hard and Soft

By Tim Wood / June 26, 2016 / 1 Comment

If you’re reading this magazine, chances are you’re at some point of your professional pond-contracting career. And I’d guess that the odds are also pretty good that, just like I, you are continually looking for ways to improve your craft. In this article we are going to talk about ways to utilize some of your […]

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Pond Construction | Laurel Highlands Legend Gets Boulder Taste of Tuscany

By Tim Wood / February 27, 2016 / 0 Comments

Every city has that one restaurant — the local, family-owned joint with home cooking that everybody talks about. You always take your mom there for Mother’s Day, and it’s the go-to place for out-of-town guests seeking a nice, sit-down meal. Even classy high school guys have been known to take their dates there before the […]

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A Simple Water Feature with a Challenging Twist

By Tim Wood / August 28, 2015 / 0 Comments

With the reservoir being 50 percent above ground, there would be more work (and more boulders) needed to hide the liner and exposed matrix boxes.

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