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.
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 a lot more to building a pond; in fact, digging the hole is the easiest part.
Trying to put the basics about building a pond into one short article is very difficult, to say the least. However, in an effort to keep it concise, I’ve broken it down to 15 points that you should keep in mind when building a pond..
New Desert Gallery, a Tucson-based exterior design and construction company, has earned national recognition for sculpting a landscaping masterpiece. The company recently received a 2006 Grand Award for Environmental Improvement.
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
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.
Women in Landscaping
ALTHOUGH SHE’S ALWAYS RELISHED NATURE, IT WAS DURING
Sherry Koontz’s five years of active military duty as part
of the 45th Support Group that she first channeled that
desire into a skill.
The Springs Preserve in Las Vegas
is another award-winning outdoor
environment built with the help of
ValleyCrest Landscape Development.
Only three miles from the lights and
action of the Strip, this 180-acre site
provides a sanctuary for people and
wildlife that seems far removed from
What does it take to build a landscape? How do you start with a vision and turn it
into a beautiful, functional reality? It takes a lot more than muscle and the right
equipment. With any landscape construction project, success starts long before the first
sales call or bid.