The reasons why Rainwater Harvesting is gaining attention are many. As the economy tanked, pond manufacturers wondered what would become of the pond world. All of us worked so hard to get ponds into mainstream America. I say “Pond World” because we seem to have developed our own universe stemming from manufacturers, distributors, sales forces, the publishing world, contractors and of course, our customers.
Pond Trade Perspective
The 5th Annual Ponditat for Humanity overhaul event was held recently by the International Professional Pond Contractors Association (IPPCA). The “Top Guns” converged Nebraska to add a bog and reduce the electricity used (making it more “green”). They also used their photography skills learned at a prior seminar to document and promote this pond.
The International Water Garden and Water Lily Society (IWGS) inducted two new entrants into the prestigious IWGS Hall of Fame. Mr. Pairat Songpanich, Thailand and Sir Ghillean Prance, United Kingdom are world-renowned in
An American Pond Builder Visits European Show – OASE Shows Market Leadership at World’s Largest Home Show in Cologne, Germany
Mike visits the world’s biggest home show – Spoga/Gafa, in Germany. OASE wins “Best Innovation in New Products” award for “FiltoMatic CWS.” Learn more about this world-class show.
There are environmental benefits to maintaining a
pond or water garden. Replacing some or all of a
homeowner’s lawn with a pond, to conserve energy,
save money, support the environment and reduce personal stress.
In a growing trend, windmills are being utilized more and more to clean up lakes throughout North America. Wind-powered air system “oxygenates” water, overcoming dilemmas of stagnation and stratification that threaten people, livestock, wildlife and property values. Still waters may not always run deep; sometimes they just go bad. Just ask anyone who has watched …
As I was leaving a client’s house the other day, I let the client know about our upcoming pond and garden tour which will help the local high school club acquire the money needed to upgrade an antiquated irrigation system and to buy solar power equipment for the local high school. The client told me …
Bangkok, the Capital City of Thailand Surrounded by endless rice fields, Bangkok, Thailand, an enormous Asian capital city, loomed in the distance as our flight approached. The second leg of our International Waterlily and Water Gardening Society’s Annual Symposium was about to commence. An hours’ flight south from Chiang Mai where we began our conference, …
“You should have been there!” is truly an understatement when it comes to a recent excursion to Southeast Asia by the members of the International Waterlily and Water Gardening Society (IWGS). It’s hard to know where to even begin; there was so much to see. Arriving at night in Chiang Mai, the largest city in …
As water garden professionals we have long professed the benefits of “community-build” projects. Community builds served as the core of Chips Landscaping’s introduction to the profession and training as Certified Aquascape® Contractors (CACs). We found great value in these experiences over the years and continue the tradition of offering up a build annually within our community.