Water Gardens

Unwind in the comfort of your own backyard garden with a cascading water fall or pond.

In Nature, water is the great connector for life. When you add water to your yard its amazing to watch your garden come to life.

Evergreen Landscaping creates beautiful natural waterfalls, ponds for fish and plants, and koi ponds. Whether you are looking for a large rock lined pond with a waterfall or simple koi pond for some goldfish, you can count on us to complete your custom pond construction in a timely manner and with perfection.

Have you ever sat by a river notice the wonderful sound of moving water? Adding water features and water plants to your yard can create a beautiful outdoor setting perfect for relaxing or entertaining. Your garden will come alive with birds, butterflies, frogs, and fish that are naturally attracted to the environment creating a serene life-scape in no time.

We-Do-It All Water Feature Design

From cascading waterfalls to ‘still’ ponds, we can take care of it all with our one-stop-shop approach to all your water feature landscaping needs.

We have been designing and installing exceptional quality ponds and aquatic gardens even before they were popular. That means our custom water feature designs and installation methods use only the best methods and quality equipment available today.

Contact us today to learn more about our custom water feature services, and see the difference Evergreen Landscaping can make for your landscape today.

water featureThe Pond-less System

Lots of people want a water garden in their yard or business but have hindering concerns about the maintenance, safety and size of a traditional pond. The pond-less waterfall is the perfect solution for situations where a pond would be impossible, but a flowing water feature is highly desired. A pond-less waterfall is a recalculating stream or waterfall constructed from rocks and gravel to mimic a natural watercourse, but unlike a pond it has no pool of standing water at the end. A pond-less waterfall instead flows into a gravel filled, rubber-lined basin, in which is contained the pump that returns the water to the watercourse. This basin acts as a the reservoir for the waterfall the same way a pond would, but the water is hidden beneath a bed of gravel, protected from the sunlight. This results is a nearly maintenance-free water feature!

Advantages of a Pond-less System

When a water garden is desired, but a pond is out of the question, consider these advantages of a pond-less system, it may be just want you were looking for!

Virtually Maintenance-Free – Without a natural ecosystem to worry about in order to keep the water clear, the maintenance requirements of adding regular doses of biological treatments, adding and maintaining aquatic plants, testing the water and keeping it free of harsh chemicals disappear. Instead, one could chlorinate a pond-less system like a pool or use chemical algaecides to keep it clear. But the system doesn’t even need that! If left alone, a pond-less system will only develop string algae on the rocks, but there willl be no green water because most of the water never sees the sun. Adding biological treatments on a regular basis to keep the strong algae at bay is always an option though and is recommended despite the lack of need to maintain a balanced ecosystem.

A pond-less system also rarely requires a complete cleanout. Most ponds have to be drained every season or so and cleaned thoroughly. Since a pond-less had no pond for leaves and other organic waste to settle and turn to sludge, there is no need to clean it. Leaves and other airborne debris can collect in the stream and it is recommended to periodically clean these out in the fall to prevent them from decomposing in the system.

The most regular maintenance that a pond-less system needs is periodic refilling of any water lost through evaporation or other means. If an auto-fill valve is installed in a pond-less system, the need for filling becomes eliminated and the system becomes very nearly maintenance-free!

No fish  – since a pond-less waterfall or stream has no body of standing water, there is no room for fish. This eliminates any worry about care and responsibility for a fish community. Without fish, the system does not need to run 24 hours a day either … only when you are around to enjoy it.

Economical – A pond-less waterfall is less expensive to install and run than a traditional pond. The components cost less and the requirements for rocks is fewer, making installation cheaper. The system does not require as much or sometimes any water treatments, saving on upkeep costs. Since a pond-less system does not need to be run 24 hours in order to maintain fish and ecosystem health, it can be shut down when you are not viewing it. It is easy to put the pump on a timer to shut off at night or unplug it when you go on vacation to save money on power.

A pond-less system experiences a lot less evaporation and other water loss than a traditional pond because the water reservoir is buried in gravel. It also does not need to be refilled as soon as the water level drops by a couple of inches. This results in a lower water consumption overall for the pond-less system.

Safe – Because the water reservoir is hidden beneath a bed of gravel, there are no pools of water exposed for someone to fall into. This makes the pond-less waterfall a perfect application where small children or pets play or in public places where liability is a concern.

Beautiful – A pond-less system still gives the tranquility of running water, the sounds, shimmers and splashing. A pond-less waterfall or stream can be designed to mimic a natural watercourse with the application of rocks and gravel. If you would like to dabble in water plants, the option is still open with a pond-less waterfall. Small aquatic plants can be planted directly into the rocks of the watercourse. The presence of running water also attracts birds, frogs, and other wildlife.

Adding a water garden or feature to your landscape is more affordable than you may think. We can work with you to accommodate your budget. A small water garden or feature can still have a BIG impact to your landscape.

Rocks added to watergardens