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Water Features and Fountains

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WePonds love waterfalls and have designed many styles of waterfalls from organic boulder formations to all-business black granite. A pond is a wonderful and soothing design element for your yard that brings about focus. From a constant roar of a gushing fall or just a quiet preserve, we can make it happen.

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Adding a pond to your backyard can be a rewarding and fulfilling project, but it also requires careful consideration and planning. Contact Bear Creek Landscaping to add a beautiful pond to your landscaping design!

Planning and Design

Designing a pond that fits harmoniously with your backyard requires careful planning. You need to consider factors such as the available space, desired size and shape of the pond, location in relation to existing structures and trees, and the overall aesthetic you want to achieve. It is recommended to consult with a professional landscaper or pond specialist who can guide you through the design process.

Excavation and Construction

Digging and shaping the pond requires physical labor and some expertise, especially if you're dealing with larger ponds or challenging soil conditions. Excavation must be done correctly to ensure proper water retention and prevent future issues. Depending on the complexity of the design, you may also need to install a pond liner or use concrete to create the structure.

Equipment and Maintenance

Ponds require proper equipment and maintenance to ensure their longevity and health. You'll need a filtration system to keep the water clean and clear, a pump to circulate the water, and possibly additional equipment like aerators or UV clarifiers. Regular maintenance, such as cleaning debris, checking water quality, and caring for aquatic plants and fish, is also necessary to keep the pond thriving.

Ponds offer educational and recreational opportunities for both adults and children. They serve as outdoor classrooms, providing a hands-on learning experience about aquatic ecosystems, plant and animal life, and water conservation. Ponds can also be enjoyed through activities like feeding fish, observing wildlife, or even practicing water gardening.

Additionally, a well-designed and properly maintained pond can enhance the value of your property. They add a unique and desirable feature that sets your backyard apart from others. Potential buyers often appreciate the aesthetic and experiential value that a pond brings, which can make your property more attractive in the real estate market.

Considering these factors, adding a pond to your backyard can be a fulfilling endeavor, offering aesthetic beauty, a connection with nature, relaxation, educational opportunities, and potentially increased property value. However, it is important to work with a landscaping professional for the planning, construction, and ongoing maintenance to ensure the long-term success and enjoyment of your pond.

Bear Creek Landscaping LLC is an Eastside landscape company offering terrific landscaping within your budget. We routinely have jobs in Bellevue, Kirkland, Redmond, Sammamish, Issaquah, Seattle, and as far away as the mountains and islands around the beautiful Puget Sound.