Pond Aesthetics

How to Avoid the Top 10 Pond-Building Mistakes

Much to the delight of pond builders everywhere, the water feature industry is experiencing a boon that hasn’t been seen for several years. People are traveling less and tend to prefer creating an oasis in their own backyard that can be appreciated all year long. It can be tough keeping up with the demand for …

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Puddle Jumping Water Garden Tour

I had the pleasure of attending one of this year’s six “Puddle Jumping Water Garden Tours” sponsored by the Greater Kansas City Water Garden Society.   First off, it was great to be out and about seeing pond folks again. I’ve been wanting to attend this water garden tour for a few years. They did …

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The Conservationist Appeal of Pond Building

The act of pond keeping is a powerful thing, with an appeal that is broad and deep. Pond keeping can mean many different things to as many different pond keepers. We all have our own reasons for keeping a pond. As a pond professional, I tend to lean toward the romantic side of ponds when …

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Aquascape, Inc. Reveals New Fire and Water Products

Aquascape, Inc. merges the elements of fire and water in its latest product offerings adding beauty and excitement to outdoor living spaces. An impressive, auto-ignite flame now accompanies signature Aquascape fountain toppers to enliven any landscape. The Fire and Water Spillway Bowl illuminates outdoor spaces with its flame center as water empties from the spout. …

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Hydroponics Systems for Water Gardens

A career in water has introduced me to many different industries. I am fortunate to have been involved in several of them over time — water features, natural lakes and ponds, and even wastewater — with water flow, filtration and aeration equipment the common factors. Working with water features led me to aquatic plants, and …

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Atlantic Hardscape Spillway Project Bundles

You provide the hardscape materials, we provide the rest! Atlantic’s Project Bundles include all the components you need, ready to be assembled into the water feature of your dreams. Bundles come with everything needed to create one of three styles of fountains, except the stone. Choose from either the Copper Spillway Bowl, Stainless Spillway, or …

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How to Master the Art of Building Water Features

We like to say that anybody can dig a hole and fill it with water. But to master the craft of building water features that function properly with simple maintenance and a proper biological balance, all while exuding a lasting aesthetic beauty — well, it can be a bit more complicated. When I became a …

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2020 Water Artisans of the Year: Runners-Up

Instead of “honorable mentions,” we’d prefer to call these projects silver medalists. Second place was a hard-fought battle again this year, with just a couple of votes separating the winners from these respectable runners-up. POND Trade magazine hosts the Water Artisans of the Year contest on an annual basis. It is the pond and water-garden …

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5th Annual Water Artisans of the Year Contest Results

In a year that kicked off with an unprecedented sense of optimism, 2020 quickly let us down in a lot of different ways. “Good riddance!” we cried in December, as we bid adieu to a year riddled with isolation, hardship and disappointment. Well, we’ve got good news. 2020 wasn’t all bad. As you will see, …

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