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Swimming Ponds

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Waterscapes
You're taking potential customers to one of your client's homes to show them an example of the type of work you do. You've made arrangements with your client and received their permission to show off your skills. As you're walking through the backyard gate, your potential customers suddenly stop and look around with an expression you're now familiar with, and you smile to yourself. You've been there before. Your potential customers are frozen in their tracks; there's a look of awe and amazement like they've been magically whisked to another part of the planet.   More
 
Saturday, September 1, 2007

Elements of Design: Take Your Water Features to the Next Level


Waterscapes
his summer, I've been engaged by Savio Engineering to crisscross the country teaching groups of contractors in hands-on clinics about the fundamentals of water feature construction -- that is, the installation of ponds, water gardens, and pond-free systems.   More
 
Sunday, July 1, 2007

Winterizing a Pond


Waterscapes
If you’ve found installing ponds and water features to be a successful venture, you can take that success to the next level by beginning to maintain ponds as well. Maintaining a    More
 
Wednesday, November 1, 2006

You Dug The Hole Now What?


Waterscapes
At some point in your landscaping career, you decided that it was time to dive into the ever-growing, highly profitable, don’t-be-afraid-to-make-a-buck pond indus    More
 
Friday, September 1, 2006

Controlling Algae

 
Friday, September 1, 2006

Understanding Algaes


Waterscapes
We’ve all seen those slimy green scums on ponds, lakes, or pools. They’re called algae. And they stubbornly occur in water – the one place in a landscape that shouldn’t look green.    More
 
Saturday, July 1, 2006 DENNE GOLDSTEIN

Profitable Pond Building: The Money is in the Water


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If you’re in the green industry, it won’t be a secret if I say that ponds are hot. As a testimonial to the legitimacy of the ponds phenomena, USA Today    More
 
Saturday, July 1, 2006

Understanding Algae


Waterscapes
We've all seen those slimy green scums on ponds, lakes, or pools. They're called algae. And they stubbornly occur in water -- the one place in a landscape that shouldn't look green. But what are algae? Where did they come from? What kind of damage can they do? Are they really that bad?   More
 
Saturday, July 1, 2006

Did You Say Pond or Waterfall?


Waterscapes
How many times have your customers told you that they’ve always dreamed of having a pond in their backyard? Uh… wait a minute, now let’s review that.    More
 
Monday, May 1, 2006 CHIC KELTY