Starting With Just A Yard
With any brand new pond build, the yard is usually just an all grass lawn. As pond artists, we like to think of this as our blank canvas. We’ll usually spray the outline of the pond so the crew and the homeowner are on the same page as far as shape and design go.
Digging Your New Pond
The next step once the pond outline is agreed upon is to start digging. Majority of the time we use hand tools to do this to ensure that your yard doesn’t turn into a war zone. We will occasionally use a machine on larger jobs when the access to the new pond is good. Our water features have what we call “shelves” in which plants can be set on. We’ll get into this later!
Adding The Liner And Filtration System
Once the entire feature is dug, both the pond and potentially a stream, the next step is to add the underlayment and rubber liner. As you can imagine, this is to keep the water inside the pond! Underlayment is a cloth that helps to protect the rubber from being punctured by any sharp rocks that may lie in the foundation.
At this time, the filtration system is installed. We use Aquascape pond products as the equipment to help keep your ecosystem as close to the way mother nature intended it to be.
Rocks And Gravel Are Next In The Pond Build Process
Adding rocks and gravel help with both the aesthetics and the functionality of your pond. One cool thing about the rocks are that these can help to divert the water in a stream to make it look exactly as you want it to!
Stepper Edge And Surroundings
A stepper edge are the rocks that surround a water feature. Most clients opt for these because the point is so that it adds the ability to get up close to your pond with the ability to stand on stable, flat rocks.