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Koi Myths:

Here are some of the most common objections we hear, and the truth about these common fears. Myth: Fish create more pond maintenance. Truth: Fish are a crucial part of the pond ecosystem. Koi reduce algae by feeding on it, and they fertilize plants with their waste. In actuality, fish help to lessen pond maintenance. [...]

2017-12-21T15:38:36-05:000 Comments

What do I do with my Water Garden in the Winter?

You have two options.  You can shut it down or you can leave it running.  Most people in the Des Moines area shut their water gardens in the winter.  To shut down a water feature, there are a few steps that need to be completed.  If you have a pond with fish in it and [...]

2017-12-21T15:37:58-05:000 Comments

Why should I install an Ecosystem Pond?

  Impact!  Nothing is more exciting or defines a yard more than an ecosystem pond with a stream and waterfall.  The pond will change with the seasons and become more beautiful as it ages.  The sound and sight of water will transform a regular backyard to a backyard paradise. The Lifestyle!  Transforming your yard from [...]

2017-12-21T15:39:46-05:000 Comments

How big of a space do I need for my water feature?

We can design a water feature for any yard.  Some of our water features are very large while some are very small.  Here are the minimum square footage requirements we think we need to build your water feature. Landscape Fountain:  Minimum of 4’ x 4’ Disappearing Pondless Waterfall:  Minimum of 6’ x 6’ Ecosystem Pond: [...]

2017-12-21T15:33:21-05:000 Comments

How much does a water feature cost?

I’m sure you have heard the saying that “you get what you pay for”.  That saying applies to water features as well.  If you buy based solely on price there is a good chance you will have a bad experience.  When shopping for a water feature contractor in the Des Moines and Central Iowa area, [...]

2017-12-21T15:32:42-05:000 Comments

Should I build an Ecosystem pond or a pondless waterfall?

If you are looking for a water feature with a fish and plants, an ecosystem pond is for you.  If you are just looking to enjoy the sound and sight of moving water and are not excited about the fish or plants, we recommend a disappearing pondless waterfall.  Some benefits of a pondless waterfall versus [...]

2017-12-21T15:30:50-05:000 Comments

What is an ecosystem pond?

By definition, an ecosystem is a biological community of interacting organisms and their physical environment. In an ecosystem pond, our goal is to set up the pond environment (the physical environment) so that the biological community of interacting organisms thrive.  In turn, this will create a low maintenance piece of paradise for you, the pond [...]

2017-12-21T15:30:06-05:000 Comments