Our water features are fully functioning ecosystems that
positively contribute to the environment and will provide
years of enjoyment and relaxation. We use the best filtration
systems available that will leave your water crystal clear
and clean. Using natural rock, gravel, driftwood and extensive
plantings, our ponds and waterfalls will look just as natural
and majestic as Mother Nature's.
Today's water gardening is about enjoyment and relaxation
- it's a lifestyle. This rewarding lifestyle is made possible
by the low maintenance requirements. You will spend less time
maintaining your water feature than it takes to mow the lawn.
Ten to fifteen minutes of maintenance every two weeks is all
that is needed to keep your water clear and clean.
We are Alberta's green industry leaders for our natural designs
of ponds and waterfalls and offer a wide range of support
and services for our customers:
Pond & Waterfall Design and Construction
· Ponds - We specialize in 11ft.
by 16 ft. ponds but will build to any size. All ponds come
complete with a waterfall at the edge of the pond. If you
have the room, we'll set the waterfall back from the pond
and build a stream to connect the waterfall to the pond.
· Wetland Filtration - Ideal for
subdivisions, acreages and farms of any size where groundwater
collects. We'll revive your stagnant body of water and turn
it into a beautiful wetland with clean water, waterfalls and
plenty of vegetation.
· Spring Clean-out’s
· Season Maintenance Package
· Service Calls
· Help and advice for Do-It-Yourself projects
· Help and advice for professional landscapers
· Build A Pond In A Day Events
· Seminars for - Pond Construction, Pond Maintenance,
· Build A Pond In A Day Events
· Water Garden Tours
· Sponsor for “Wishing Well” water feature
construction for various health care and senior centres
(ker’ik ter) n. The combination of qualities
or features that distinguishes one person, group, or thing
A good water feature will naturally have
plenty of character. Character boulders and rocks with contrasting
colors and shapes will ground the feature and offer a natural
reason for cool, clear and fresh water cascading over the
rocks. A good water feature will naturally look like it belongs
and has stood the test of time. A good water feature will
distinguish itself from others and will add character to everything
associated with it (landscaping, house, property value, family
lifestyle and wellness).
A poor water feature lacks character and will bring everything
around it down (landscaping, house, property value, family
lifestyle and wellness). It's easy to understand that if our
senses are positively stimulated by the sights and sounds
of clear, clean, moving water, that our senses are also negatively
impacted when the water is dirty and is either stagnant or
moving unnaturally. Judging by the amount of poor water features
we saw last year, they outnumber character water features
by 4 to 1. Why are there so many poor water features? Well,
mainly because landscapers are stepping outside their area
of expertise and building water features as part of an overall
landscaping package when they should be passing off the waterscape
portion to professional pond builders.
We had the opportunity this past summer to build a water
feature on the same block as a landscaper that had built four
ponds the previous year and was working on two new ponds.
Not one of the water features was operating during our duration
and on subsequent returns to the subdivision. On close inspection
of our competitors work, their focus is on painted gravel
and dreary shale in symmetrical shapes and installing the
cheapest and most ineffective filtration system available.
We watched a foreman and his crew painstakingly, day-after-day,
do a pebble mosaic family crest in a circular pond covered
in charcoal shards of shale which was bordered with gravel
painted white. The idea we were told was once the lighting
and water was added, the family crest would illuminate for
all to see. Good luck with that! I'm sure the owner's character
won't be negatively impacted when algae quickly covers the
family crest on the bottom of the poorly filtered, unnaturally
Not all landscapes build bad water features and they certainly
do not intend to build a water feature that the customer will
not be pleased with. Where do the poor contractors go wrong?
Well, they're just not thinking naturally. Close your eyes
and think of pleasant water thoughts and we'll guarantee you
that your thoughts did not include the sounds of toilets flushing
and leaking faucets or the sights of dirty and stagnant water.
The pleasant water thoughts for most of us would be of waterfalls,
streams, bodies or currents of fresh water as found in nature.
Our water features mimic Mother Nature in all her splendor
and efficiency. Our water features have purpose and character
and enhance everything surrounding it. It doesn't matter if
the property is already extensively landscaped or yet to be,
our water features will tie together landscape and house.
We won't build you a feature if the colors and textures must
match the house exterior or present landscape. But we would
love to build you a natural water feature that complements
your house and property and more importantly complements your
character and improves your health. Upon completion, it's
not hard to imagine that your pondless waterfall or pond with
waterfall and stream was always there and that you wisely
decided to built a house and raise a family by it.
Packaged Ponds provides a combination of quality, value and
service. Character. We've got it and we build it the natural
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