Pond Design

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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Incorporating Drones into Water Feature Design and Construction

Over the last several decades of designing and building water features, it has been my observation that the water feature profession is heavily weighted on the artistic side, with minimal advanced tools, technology and specialized equipment being applied. Granted, the majority of water features and garden fountains are relatively small, but at what point should …

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Pond Construction | Backyard Pond and Patio Makeover

My team and I — Fitz’s Fish Pond — have been building beautiful water feature and waterscapes all over the tri-state area of New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania for almost 10 years now. It has been amazing to introduce the aquaculture hobby to so many incredible people. Over the years, some projects have stood …

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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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Formal Pond and Fountainscape Features in Naturalistic Settings

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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Design Ideas | A Creek-Style Waterscape with Koi

This is a unique design from a professional contractor that emphasizes a creek-style type of waterscape in an elevated planter. Had to share, shows off some excellent work and looks great at night. The owners says: It’s a little bigger than it looks in the video but I thought the same thing. It’s a pro …

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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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How Smaller Contractors Can Land Bigger Waterscape Projects

Even small water feature contractors can make a big splash by reeling in high-value construction projects. You don’t have to be the best water feature artisan, the biggest company, the least expensive bidder or even the most experienced contractor in order to win a lot of the major jobs out there. So, get rid of …

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The 28th Annual Greater KC Water Garden Society Tour is On!

The 28th annual Greater KC Water Garden Society tour will have a new and improved look for the 2021 summer season. Mark your calendars for the “Puddle Jumping Water Garden Tour” spanning six Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., June to September. Each tour will safely deliver an inoculation of blooming happiness, with plenty …

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