Tom has been building water features in the Westchester area for more than 30 years. As a successful landscape designer and installer he has witnessed the popularity for residential water features first hand. Tom knows that in order to build great water features you need to have a well trained team that understands the value of both reliable construction and artistic creativity. As owner of TRD Designs Tom decided to create a new division, Aquacapes East, in 2013.

Creativity Meets Necessity with this Amazing Backyard Fountainscape

By Tom Dieck / October 27, 2021 / 0 Comments

Often enough, fountains are meant to be small in scale and find themselves tucked into a secret corner in the garden waiting to be discovered. These little hidden gems of the landscape are often used to bring the element of water into an outdoor space without overwhelming the surrounding landscape. They can draw the focus […]

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Formal Pond and Fountainscape Features in Naturalistic Settings

By Tom Dieck / October 26, 2021 / 0 Comments

By Dylan Arlotta & Tom Dieck, Here at Aquascapes East, we know just how popular ponds and pondless waterfalls have become. Many installers pride themselves on the level of creativity and detail they can squeeze into every creation, taking the placement of each rock and plant as seriously as da Vinci took his brush strokes. […]

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Swimming Pools Meet Ecosystem Ponds

By Tom Dieck / June 30, 2021 / 0 Comments

By Tom Dieck and Dylan Arlotta, TRD Designs and Aquascapes East With every new advancement in the pond world, it’s hard to believe that merely 50 years ago the best chance most homeowners had at realizing their water-garden dreams was finding an adventurous mason willing to attempt the feat of creating a small concrete pool in […]

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Pond Construction | Collaborative Concrete Ecosystem Pond Build

By Tom Dieck / October 25, 2020 / 0 Comments

Article By Tom Dieck & Dylan Ardotta, Aquascapes East The water garden industry (and landscaping in general) can be a feast-or-famine scenario. Due to uncooperative weather throughout the winters in the Northeast, we are often forced to cram a whole calendar year’s worth of installations into a span of just eight months or so. No […]

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