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.
The terms “craftsmanship” and “landscape maintenance” aren’t often heard together. After all, “craftsmanship” should be reserved to describe something like an exquisite outdoor kitchen, not a maintenance project, even if it was beautifully done. Right? If that’s your opinion, you would be wrong.
Wednesday, January 15, 2014 MARY ELIZABETH WILLIAMS-VILLANO
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..
When we go to the movies, we escape from everyday life. Take a film like The Jungle Book. The
viewer is instantly brought to a land of adventure; a world of natural
wonders that many would give just about anything to spend some time
in. Of course, at some point we have to face reality;
most of us will never get the chance to live in the natural oasis that
Mowgli does. But, relaxing next to a waterfall in paradise doesn’t have
to be a dream.
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.
THE INCREASING POPULARITY OF
ponds and large water features
among residential and commercial
markets translates into a high
profit margin for your business,
and are simpler to build than you
think. For this article, we will focus
on the mechanics and technique of
how to build a large water feature.
The environmental movement that began back in the 1960s has gained
through the decades and on into the 21st century. As human population
numbers explode, natural resources grow scarcer because of the infinite
appetite of commercial and developmental concerns.