Landscaping and Design
We will work with you to carefully plan the pond or fish pond that’s right for you. It’s important that the pond is sited correctly, built to last, using the very best materials available. We’ll work to an agreed budget, so you know right from the start what the costs will be. We will plan, design and construct your new pond on your behalf – having many years experience in pond building for Private and commercial clients, we can offer you the pond of your choice at an affordable price. Specialists in the creation of Ponds, Waterfalls and water features to bring an added dimension to your garden. We place great emphasis on creating the right balance in your pond and can advise on the correct filtration to help optimize water clarity and happy healthy fish.
We install and maintain water features, they can add another beautiful element to your garden, home or workplace. Water features can require regular cleaning to keep them running and looking there best. There are many diffrent types, urnes, statues, waterfalls, sculptures, feature walls, foundtains and pebble pools. You can find water feature at various outlets such as Redwood Aquatics, Creative Castings, Pottery World, Garden Classics, Mitre Ten and Bunnings etc.
planting can play a vital roll in establishing a beautiful pond. They can help to clarify, filter and oxygenate the water whilst adding visual impact. We can source various aquatic plants to suit your requirements. If your pond is already established and your plants are overgrown we can reduce, divide and replant. Plants are a great way of keeping down blanket weed and other troublesome algae by covering the surface area thus reducing photosynthesis for algae growth. Plant roots are a great natural filtration system. Water lilies are considered deep water plants, Hardy ( most suitable for the South Island) with tropical hardy and miniatures varieties available. Check individual varieties for ideal planting depth. Marginal/bog plants can grow at the edge of a pond with their roots in the water, or in damp situation. They are ideal on the side of ponds for stabilising soil and adding beauty, some can even tolerate normal garden situations. Oxygenating Plants. Deep water Oxygenators also known as Deep Marginal Plants can tolerate conditions from boggy grounds to depths of up to 60cm of water above their crown Popular plants include; Irises, Caltha Palistrus (Marsh marigold) Acorus (Sweet flag) Carex. Houttuynia Cordata, Hippuris Vulgaris, Iris Laevigata, Iris Pseudacorus, Juncus Effusus, Lobelia Cardinalis, Lysimachia Nummularia (Creeping Jenny) Mentha Aquatica (Water Mint) Pontederia, Ranunculus, Scirpus Cernuus (Fiber Optic Plant)
Servicing and repairs
We can repair, service, supply and replace your filter/pump/ultra violet light. If your pond or water feature is damaged or cracked we will do our best to fix it.
We offer a regular maintenance and cleaning service for your pond or feature.You may need weekly or monthly maintenance to keep it looking its best, or a full pond clean when required. Every pond is different so we will assess and plan accordingly.For example, for a full pond clean when your pond is well stocked with fish and plants we can set up a holding pool and transfer them while work is carried out. this allows us to fully drain and inspect your pond with minimal disruption to fish and wildlife.
Offering expert advice on fish health problems we will first test your water quality and advice on treatment according to text results. Diagnosing the problem by inspecting the fish for Bacterial, Parasitic or fungal infections which are very common and can be treated.
If you have Green water, blanket weed, slime algae or general algae problems, We will advise you on the best algae treatment or filter system and UVC to create crystal clear water. We install and maintain all major brands OASE, Blagdon, Hozelock, Pond Master, and solar pumps.
Many ponds and water features we come across have been poorly designed or have inadequate pumps or filtration. To help you create the perfect pond, we can consult with Architects, Landscape designers, Landscapers, or Home owners. If you are building or designing your pond yourself, or have a Landscaper that you are happy with but need to check its going correctly, just give us a call and for a hourly rate we will visit your site and help you create that perfect pond or water feature.