Rock and Boulders

Pondless waterfall with bridge

Pondless Waterfall & Stream are the Envy of the Desert

Ah, the soothing sound of a waterfall — there’s nothing quite like it. It’s no wonder that many dream of having their own backyard oasis for relaxing and unwinding. As an artist who designs natural water features, I was tasked with creating a magnificent pondless waterfall that would be the envy of this backyard. The …

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2022 Water Artisan of the Year Winners collage

Water Artisans of the Year Winners 2022

Now in its seventh year, the Water Artisans of the Year contest has opened the floodgates of water-feature-building talent in the industry. The cream has risen to the top. We are proud to announce the 2022 Water Artisans of the Year winners, including our second triple-crown winners — Shane Hemphill and Health Webb of Art …

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Tim Dille, Mike Gannon and Joe Brenner

Grow Your International Pond Construction Business

Many have done it, and many will do it — taking your pond construction company international. You’ll feel great about expanding your business internationally, but taking your show on the road may be a challenge that is out of your comfort zone. Additional risks may pop up for your company as well as your clients. …

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Urban pond

Pond Construction | Reclaiming Urban Green Space

As the chorus of the song “Big Yellow Taxi” by Joni Mitchell famously goes, “They paved paradise and put up a parking lot.” The lyric implies that urban development all too often swallows up what were once blissful green spaces. While reclamation projects like the Highline Greenway in New York completed in 2014 have bucked …

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American Waterscapes pond

Pond Construction | Boulders Elevate Natural Waterfall Build

There is a moment when a dry, dusty rock is struck by water and comes alive. It’s this moment that I live for as a pond builder. Watching my clients’ faces as they experience this phenomenon for the first time is beyond any monetary gain that could be had from any project. Know Your Customer …

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stone waterfall

The Harvest & Supply of Decorative Stone

No stone is exactly the same, and each customer envisions its use differently. That’s what makes my job as a stone harvester and supplier so interesting — knowing where a rock or boulder came from and how it was used to create something beautiful and natural looking for others to enjoy! Hopefully sharing my perspective …

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Ecosystem Pond with natural filtration

Pond Construction | Ecosystem Pond Blends Formal with Natural

Helen and Derek inherited a beautiful 150-foot-long, formal-style rill and pool complex with their home in Somerset, England, which overlooks their formal terraced garden and out to the rolling hills beyond. With a belvedere to the side of this lower terrace overlooking the rill and view, they wanted to bring this water feature back to …

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