Rock and Boulders

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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Pond Construction | Recreational Ecosystem Pond Build in Northern California 

As a design-build company based in Southern California and with the state being so large, Mystic Water Gardens often get opportunities to travel up north to do large-scale projects. This time, we were presented the opportunity to do a project nestled in the foothills of Wine Country, close to Lake Tahoe.    During my first …

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How to Select Rocks and Boulders for Pond Project Builds

I have learned that for pond construction builds to look great and strive for efficiency, I need to hand-select almost all my rocks for the project. On smaller projects where we may be using only three to five semi loads, these rocks can normally be selected by walking around the stone yard or quarry, identifying …

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Pond Construction | Backyard Boulders Exude Serenity and Naturalism

A guy once told me, “If you do what you love for a living, it will feel like you’ve never worked
 a day in your life.” It sounds like that guy never built ponds for a living! While I do agree with this statement in the mental aspect, physically, my body disagrees. Pond building is …

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Pond Construction | Father & Son Create Backyard Pondless Waterfall

In April 2016, I moved into a new house in Lawrenceville, Georgia. The first thing I did was survey the property for a suitable spot to install a water feature. My family and I tossed around a few ideas to see what we could come up with, like installing a swim pond, a koi pond, …

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