Sept. 15 2017
I can’t think of a homeowner who hasn’t dreamed of owning a water feature. The same thing that compels a person to travel hundreds, even thousands of miles to gaze at Niagara, Victoria or ...
View More...
May 15 2017
There’s trouble at Ms. Wilson’s pond. Her pump is making a funny noise, the amount of water flowing out of it is reduced, or it’s just plain not working at all, and you get the call to ...
View More...
March 15 2017
They typically begin with: “You won’t believe how this crazy thing was put together…” Jeff Krenner, owner of Paradise Ponds and Waterfalls, LLC, in Buford, Georgia, has one. Called ...
View More...
Jan. 16 2017
In an increasingly stressful world, it's nice to know that some-thing as simple as the sight and sound of splashing water can bring tranquility to one's spirit. A water feature in one's front or back yard ...
View More...
Sept. 15 2016
In the drought-stricken West, you might think that public pressure to conserve water would be putting a damper on outdoor living. You see, water features have always been a prominent part of outdoor living ...
View More...
July 15 2016
Get away from your desk and head out into local parks and wilderness areas to find natural inspiration. Study the ways in which stone is arranged ...
View More...
May 16 2016
As the saying goes, “A man’s home is his castle.” It’s a maxim that rings just as true now as in the 17th century, when it was first written into English law. When a close friend ...
View More...
March 16 2016
For many of us, our happy place includes the peace that only nature can bring. We visualize a space with a babbling brook, with a comfortable seat, and vibrant green life. For some, that vision is more ...
View More...
Jan. 15 2016
Spring startup is a term irrigation contractors are familiar with. In the pond market, we call it ‘spring cleaning.’ Before the season cranks up, over the winter months it’s always good ...
View More...
Nov. 16 2015
Randy Stewart and his family lived on a 100- acre farm in Ardmore, Oklahoma. He grew up helping tend the family’s 40 or so head of cattle, hauling hay in the summer and harvesting pecans in the winter. ...
View More...
Sept. 16 2015
So powerful is this image of rebirth, of what passes away morphing into something surprisingly valuable, that though Shakespeare’s bones are dust and ashes, his words still ring out, present, rich ...
View More...
July 15 2015
Growing populations have drained down aquifers across the continent. Dated stormwater management systems are in desperate need of an overhaul as heavy rains, often contaminated by raw sewage, flow directly ...
View More...
May 15 2015
The truth is, large projects require more than just bidding against other contractors. It requires you sitting down and taking a look at your business ...
View More...
March 16 2015
When it comes to cleaning out a pond, people often make a mountain out of a molehill. Everyone, contractors included, seems to worry about the idea of completely draining a pond once a year. Cleaning ...
View More...
Jan. 15 2015
One of the unfortunate realities of pond ownership is that there are critters out there that like to dine on one’s fish without the benefit of a chef’s efforts. Most pond owners quickly realize ...
View More...
Nov. 17 2014
Demi Fortuna's life was exciting even before landing in his current position as director of product information with Atlantic Water Gardens. Stony Brook, New York has always been home to Fortuna. That's ...
View More...
Sept. 16 2014
The captivating sounds, beauty and grandeur of ponds, water gardens and stand-alone water features in the landscape have intrigued us through the ages—all the way back to Ancient Greece. Today, it’s ...
View More...
July 15 2014
After reading that title, you may be asking yourself, “What could these three things possibly have in common?” They all have to do with big mistakes in pond and water-feature construction
May 16 2014
You have a new customer who wants you to build them a pond for their backyard. You dig out the area, throw in a liner, fill it with water and then it’s a pond, right? Not even close. There’s ...
View More...
March 14 2014
If you were to travel to Europe and visit the old cities, you would find many fountains scattered throughout the towns that are hundreds, if not thousands, of years old. Even then, the sight and sound ...
View More...