Beaulieu has built more than 1,300 water features around the world, including every major city in Canada, Europe, Mexico, the Caribbean and South America. These include every type and permutation of water feature, many of which he invented, such as the pondless waterfall.
Just the other day, I received an email from a long-time customer. I did not build their pond and 50-foot stream initially, but I have been cleaning and putting band-aids on their chronically leaking stream since the start of our professional business relationship.
From model and actor to successful businessman, Steve Sandalis is living his dream. Born in Queens, New York, the Sandalis family moved to Long Island when Steve was just a boy. Sandalis remembers vividly the stream running through the property his parents bought in Commack
One of the greatest challenges
a greenscape designer may
face is integrating a waterscape
into a hardscaped terrain. It really
boils down to two basic options:
blending flawlessly and contrast.
An old story about Michelangelo says that the artist was so
gifted that he could visualize a sculpture in its entirety
before his chisel ever touched the stone. The physical crafting of
the piece was then only a matter of removing the excess to reveal
the image inside. But while freehand may have worked well for
Michelangelo, it’s pretty safe to assume that most of us aren’t
quite at that level.
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 (July 11, 2003
issue) declared 'water features/ponds and decks' to be the two
things that homeowners would
most like to add to their homes.
No homeowner wants to look out
their window and see green or tea-colored
water in their backyard
pond. This is why creating a
healthy, low-maintenance ecosystem
is so important to any contractor
who installs water features.
WHEN UNCLE SAM TURNS GREEN,
should you as a business person be
concerned? Maybe. Until recently,
most pond installers or irrigators
never paid much attention to or had
to be concerned with the EPA or the
subordinate Water Sense Program.