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Bog Planting with Lotus & Other Aquatic Plants

This year’s Memorial Build featured an upper bog filter as part of the training. Bog-filter construction has different processes, depending on which company or contractor builds it. Larry Carnes gladly included lotus in the design. This underutilized plant is planted worldwide to reduce nutrients and purify water from various contaminants. Headwaters of a stream are …

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2023 Water Artisans of the Year

2023 Water Artisans of the Year Winners

Now in its eighth year, POND Trade magazine’s 2023 Water Artisans of the Year winners continue to captivate the industry by showcasing the best of the best water-feature projects around the globe on a level playing field, without corporate sponsorships or influence. Highlights of this year’s contest include three first-time winners and two first-time runners-up, …

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Atlantic Water Gardens

Atlantic Water Gardens Celebrates 35 Years

Jeff Weemhoff Reflects on the Company’s Milestone Anniversary You could almost say it all started in a hole in the sand at a beach on the Jersey Shore. Founders Bill Lynne and Bashir Soudan established Meridienne International doing business as Atlantic Coast Spas in 1985. The “Atlantic” part came from the location of the warehouse …

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Pond Rebuild Has all the Bells and Whistles

Pond rebuild features bigger boulders, extended stream One thing we love at Just Add Water is when existing clients reach out because they are looking to make their water features bigger and better. This means they are completely hooked on the concept. In this case, that is exactly what happened. We had built this client’s …

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Bottom Diffused Aeration: What You Need to Know

While an aeration system’s specs might make it appear that it could work for a certain pond, the depth, size and shape all must be considered when determining the best aeration system. Once the aeration system has been selected and installed, there are additional factors that will play a role in the overall ongoing success …

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Lotus Bed

Choosing Aquatic Plants for a Water Garden

By Kelly Billing and Larry Carnes Use Nature as Inspiration When Choosing Aquatic Plants Nature has long served as inspiration to the pond builder. Wind and rain-weathered rock formations, jutted outcroppings and eroded stone from centuries of varying seasonal water flows are all naturally occurring structures that are often studied and near replicated to bring …

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