Urn and Fountain Features
Meet Your Water Feature Professionals
Texas Ponds and
The ponds 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.
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. By using only real natural stone from Texas quarries, we get great rock and keep trucking to a minimum. 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.