Your Bay Area Source for Custom Pond and Waterfall Design and Construction, Water Gardens, and Residential and Commercial Landscaping Installations
We offer custom residential landscape installations incorporating hardscaping – drainage, grading, patios, pathways, stonework, landscape lighting and softscaping – soil preparation, plants and irrigation systems.
Our ponds offer a way to reconnect with nature. They are environmentally friendly, safe and low maintenance. As moving water encompasses all the senses, your water feature will be the focal point of the yard. Our ponds can incorporate water plants which are truly the “emerald” jewels of the gardening world. The location, size and orientation are the most important decisions you will make about your water feature and how you view it from both inside and outside the house.
“If there is magic on this planet, it is contained in water.” Loren Eisley, The Immense Journey, 1957. Whether installed in a large backyard or around a small home it is one of the best ways of making a living space inviting and restful. The water garden provides a place where natural rock, pathways, a bridge and water plants can naturally intersect with the larger landscape. Frequently a bench or resting area can be incorporated so that there is a place to relax and listen to the sounds of falling water!
In a dedicated Koi Pond additional technologies are used to increase the removal of solids and wastes from the pond and increase the oxygen content and circulation. The ponds are a little deeper and the technologies include bottom drains, Ultra Violet Sterilizers, aerator and bead filters.
Hybrid Koi Ponds
The additional technologies used in a Koi Pond such as bottom drains, Ultra Violet Sterilizer, aerator and bead filters can be used with eco pond technology like water plants and wetland systems to a create a custom pond to suite your specific requirements.
What is a pondless waterfall? It is a waterfall or stream without a pond. The base is a biological system with water storage matrix boxes covered by filtration medium and natural gravel. It is energy efficient (no ecological need to run the system continually) and works great in small spaces. Freshen up your office or home entrance!
We offer a wetland system where plants are used for water filtration. These are self contained ecosystems that let nature do the work. These wetland systems can be combined with streams and can work with both large and small water features. They create a unique landscape of shallow water combined with plants and rock.
Incorporating a stream as part of your water feature adds to your enjoyment by providing slow and fast moving water, a place for repose, and a place for children to play. The sound of moving water helps you to relax and offers endless fascination, enhancing the naturalness of the setting. We emphasize the artistic placement of stone alongside the stream or pond.
If you are getting less pleasure from your pond, pondless waterfall or water garden than you would like, the chances are that it is time for a cleanout or upgrade. A cleanout involves draining the water, cleaning and power washing the rocks, removing overgrown or dead plant material and algae, refilling the feature with clean water and thinning out water plants and dressing the edges of the feature where needed. We have a large movable 800 gallon koi tank that can provide a home to fish whilst the pond is being cleaned. Leaks can be fixed and adjustments made to the placement of stone.
Sometimes after having a water feature for a while a customer will want to increase the size of it or add a stream or plants. Any one or combination of the additional technologies used in a Koi Pond such as bottom drains, Ultra Violet Sterilizer, aerator or bead filter can be added to eco pond technology to create a custom pond to suite your specific location and requirements. A popular upgrade is to install L.E.D underwater lights!