Koi Ponds & Watergardens
The koi ponds & watergardens we construct for our clients rely on an ecologically sound, organic, naturally balanced ecosystem to stay clean and clear without the use of such unnatural ‘cures’ as pond chemicals and UV radiation sterilizers. Very simply, the beneficial bacteria that colonize the filters, rocks, and gravel of the pond break down fish waste and other organic materials and turn the harmful ammonia into ammonium nitrate, which is plant fertilizer.
The aquatic plants, installed directly into the gravel substrate take in these free-floating nutrients, helping to starve algae, which wants the same nutrients, out of the system. The fish, in turn, graze the thin layer of algae that does try to grow on the rocks as well as any other organic material that may find its way into the pond. Once the ecosystem is established and balanced, you don’t need to feed the fish or fertilize the plants. The system is nearly self-maintaining.
Why Are We The Best?
Our water features are not just combinations of fish, rock, water, frogs and dragonflies — they are areas of meditation, points of exploration for children and meeting places for friends and family. It’s not about the water gardens; it’s about the lifestyle we help bring to our customers who enjoy the great outdoors.
We’re crazy about water features. Yards are like blank canvasses to us, and we paint with water. Where most might see a hill, an entryway, a yard, or any random patch of grass, we see a waterfall coming into a stream or pond.
We like to mix things up, with different sized features and different types of rock. The goal is to make the water fit the yard, and whether it’s a Dallas suburban home or a Florida tropical escape, we create a place of relaxation, peace and tranquility.
How Ecosystem Ponds Work
We also go out of our way to make our water gardens look as natural as possible and we seem to have a gift for it. And we have a great eye for rock placement and almost an instinct for making the water flow the way we want it to and knowing where it wants to go even before the waterfall is turned on. We know that in nature waterfalls are created by water carving away soil and exposing the underlying rock beneath it.
That’s why we make sure the ground on each side of our waterfalls is higher than the water within the falls. It looks more natural that way. Anyone can pile up a stack of rocks and pump water to the top of it. Gravity will ensure that it ‘falls’. But that is not how nature does it and so that is not how we do it. We try to recreate nature on a small scale right in your yard from the ecosystem that keeps it functioning to the way it looks.
Final Note: When it comes to building a pond it is better to hire a professional. If you are a going to tackle this project on your own it best to hire a Pond Construction Expert for a consultation so they can give you a lot of tips and pointers so you don’t run into any major problems.
Our Koi Ponds & Watergardens Portfolio
Kids Love Ponds
For sure, kids love watching and feeding colorful pond fish. Koi are gentle creatures that will swim right up to be fed, accepting food directly from the hand.
Aquatic Plants in Ponds
Aquatic plants aren’t just used in the water garden to provide beauty and naturalization – they also serve the very important function of helping to balance the pond ecosystem.
The Secret to Clear Water
In addition to plants, fish, aeration, rocks and gravel, a low-maintenance ecosystem pond requires adequate filtration to help keep the water crystal clear.
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