Looking for a pond builder that really understands the technical side of designing a pond with high quality filtration? Or the necessitates of a wildlife pond? We are experts in life support systems, water quality and fish health. Combine this with a team of experienced tradesmen we believe we are the best choice for your wildlife pond construction
Take a look at out latest wildlife pond construction below:
A Wildlife Pond Is A Great Idea
This client was particular in their requirements for the design, installation and on going maintenance for a pond in their medium sized garden; a small but attractive wildlife pond, integrated small stream type waterfall and a gravel and alpine plant garden. All in one pretty package!
Marking Out The Pond
Our first port of call was to identify whereabouts in the garden to locate the pond. The area was marked out, this was to roughly gauge how much space it will take up.
Wildlife Pond Construction
The pond was dug out by hand and given a deep central well for wildlife to overwinter in the slightly cooler Dartmoor climate! A shallower shelf was created to hold aquatic plants and as a base for rock piles for natural access points which is important for animals such as frogs and newts.
Installing The Pond Liner
The pond liner was folded carefully into place and encouraged to fit the contours of the bottom with a little water. A lot of excess was left for the waterfall construction.
Filling Up The Pond!
The pond was filled with rainwater from a series of water butts. This is so there will be no initial algae bloom which is common when using tap water due to the higher nutrient levels. Slow filling encourages the liner to settle properly too.
Rock Positioning and Waterfall Creation
Local slate was used to complement the garden aesthetic in creating a border around the pond. This will lend itself to moss growth over time, softening the overall look and further blending the pond into the garden. Left over soil and a compost topper was used to create a bank next to the pond that will become the waterfall/stream. Some patio slabs were moved to create space for the alpine gravel garden.
Pump Installation and Bordering
The pump was installed during the waterfall construction as the hose was integrated within it, hiding it from view. Borders were dug out around the pond as an extension of the alpine gravel garden. This is to ensure continuity and to help the two blend together. It also helps animals feel secure in and around the wildlife pond.
To bring the whole project together a combination of large natural cobbles and small natural pea gravel was used to blend around the slate and create the stream waterfall. Aquatic plants were then introduced, and ferns and alpines placed around the waterfall and gravel garden. This gives an aesthetically pleasing waterside look that will only improve as time passes, whilst providing a wildlife-friendly garden centrepiece.
Three Months On!
The pond has settled in well and plants are growing nicely. With a little pump maintenance, waste removal and pruning two or three times a year (all services we provide!) this will be a beautiful and thriving wildlife haven for years to come. The client has since informed us that the frogs and newts have already moved in, along with a plethora of other invertebrates and pond creatures!
A Thriving Wildlife Pond!
Looking for a pond builder that really understands the technical side of designing a pond with high quality filtration? Or the necessitates of a wildlife pond? We are experts in life support systems, water quality and fish health. Combine this with a team of experienced tradesmen we believe we are the best choice for building your new pond or extending/rebuilding an existing pond.
Wildlife Pond Construction Services
Custom bespoke design, setup, maintenance, refurbishment, construction and consultancy to the highest standard. Provided as a complete package or separate entities. No matter the specific demands of the client, our specialist services aim to turn their visions into a reality at you home or business.
We have an in depth understanding of our clients needs for a quality service and as such offer a range that suit your needs.
Old Or New Large Or Small
Whether you have an existing pond or water feature that requires maintenance or would like to have one installed, we can offer:
- Equipment Checks and Maintenance
- Fish Health Checks
- Water Chemistry Analysis
- Pond Refurbishment
- Full Seasonal/Annual Clean
- Liner Repair/Replacement
- General Advice and Expertise
Leave it all to us
Digging your pond, supplying liner, filters, pumps and any other equipment needed are all included as part of the service. We love to create all types of water gardens, whether your dream is a crystal clear raised koi pond or a wildlife sanctuary to blend in to and enhance the biodiversity of your garden, we can be on hand to create the best aquatic solution. Learn more about what we do and who we are.
We are often asked “how much to build a pond”. The answer is a tough one. We work to hourly rate to avoid any confusion as you can never be sure what you will find. That being said as an estimate most pond build projects come in at around £2-3 per a gallon + filtration costs.
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