Custom Pond for St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway

By Pond Network

Published on June 1, 2024

Sunroom view of St. Jude Custom Pond
Sunroom view of the serene pond, designed by Bubba Hogan of MidSouth Ponds

In Arlington, Tennessee, just outside Memphis, a peaceful abode awaits the lucky winner of the St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway. This three-bedroom home, built as a labor of love, features a backyard oasis designed to bring harmony and tranquility to its residents.

At the heart of this serene retreat lies a unique custom pond expertly crafted by MidSouth Ponds and Moeller Lawn and Landscape, both Aquascape Certified Contractors. Let’s explore the captivating details of this remarkable water feature and the dedicated team that brought it to life.

Custom Pond of St. Jude Dream Home

David Hogan and Michael Moeller placing the St. Jude Dream Home's boulder
David Hogan and Michael Moeller methodically placing the St. Jude Dream Home’s destination boulder, courtesy of MidSouth Ponds.

The backyard of the St. Jude Dream Home boasts a one-of-a-kind pond carefully designed to enhance the home’s charm. This relaxing and calming feature incorporates an Aquascape biofalls filter system, a signature series skimmer, and a 5K AquaSurge pump generously donated by Aquascape. The pond is beautifully adorned with choice boulders, creating a natural and inviting ambiance.

The mastermind behind the design, Bubba Hogan of MidSouth Ponds, meticulously planned the pond’s layout and led the excavation process. With years of experience in creating water features and ponds, Hogan’s passion for his craft shines through in every project he undertakes. His dedication to impress both clients and himself ensures that each creation is a true masterpiece.

The installation team, comprising skilled professionals from Midsouth Ponds and Moeller Lawn and Landscape, paid meticulous attention to detail to ensure the pond’s beauty and functionality. Water plants and an automatic dosing system were carefully incorporated to enhance the pond’s aesthetics and simplify maintenance for the homeowner. The dedicated crew members, including David Hogan, Eli Perkins, Michael Moeller and Bradley Rodgers, worked tirelessly to bring the vision to life.

Installation Details

The installation of the St. Jude Dream Home’s custom pond was no small feat. It took a total of two days and 38 person hours to complete. The team’s commitment to excellence and their passion for their craft is evident in the meticulous craftsmanship and attention to detail displayed throughout the entire process.

Hogan’s passion for giving back to the community extends beyond the St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway. His team plans to donate more ponds to those in need and is currently in the process of creating a new children’s show that aims to educate children about horticulture. As part of this initiative, they are even naming a new frog mascot to engage and inspire young minds.

 Bubba Hogan’s career has taken him across the country, from the stunning landscapes of the Bahamas and Puerto Rico to the diverse regions of Canada and over 16 different states within the United States. With each new project, Hogan and his team have had the opportunity to build a wide range of water features, from captivating fountainscapes to expansive recreational ponds across Tennessee.

The St. Jude Dream Home’s custom pond stands as a testament to the dedication and passion of Bubba Hogan and his team at Midsouth Ponds. From its carefully planned design to its meticulous construction, this tranquil oasis exemplifies their commitment to creating breathtaking water features. As the lucky winner of the Dream Home Giveaway enjoys the serenity of the custom pond, it is our hope that the funds raised through ticket sales will provide much-needed support for the children of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, allowing them to receive life-saving treatments.

St. Jude Dream Home and Bubba Hogan, AKA, the Midsouth Pond Dude
Left: 2024 St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway Home Front View, Arlington, TN; Right: Bubba Hogan, a.k.a. ‘The MidSouth Pond Dude,’ and his trusty mascot frog

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Designer – Bubba Hogan
Installer- MidSouth Ponds & Moeller Lawn and Landscape
Contact info–
Project Location– Arlington TN
Size- 12’ x 14’ with 8’ stream
Components- Aquascape Inc. pond products
Time – 36 person hours
Crew– David Hogan , Eli Perkins, Michael Moeller, Bradley Rogers
Buyers Cost – Donation (Retail for $18K)



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