Our Pond Builders can also build a pond for your home or commercial space in only 1 day. Our highly trained and artistic crew can complete most yard projects in 1 day. Pond Building in Michigan is Waterpaw's specialty and we are educated, trained and ready to make your pond dreams come true. Backyard ponds in Michigan attract song birds, frogs and beneficial insects such as honey bees.Read More
Looking for an escape lately? Finding that your usual electronic escape methods are just not as fun as relaxing as they used to be? I know that I am finding myself finding every excuse not to be on my feeds lately. I want to keep some balance and calm in my life and it just isn't coming from the internet. So, I find things to do that require activity in the 3d world instead- namely my ponds.Read More
Here in Northern Michigan, the houses are sealed tight again. The winter winds are blowing and the goal is to keep that heat inside! But, stale and smelly air begins to settle in after just a few days and we have months of this weather. Many of us turn to air purifiers and HEPA filters on our furnaces. Even though the scent is gone however the toxins in our recycled air linger and cause respiratory distress among other ailments.
House plants can absorb much of the airborn toxins in your home during the Northern Michigan winter. Some plants are better than others at absorption. The indoor ponds Waterpaw designs and installs (DIY Kits also available) take advantage of some of these toxin sinks. Plants like bamboo varieties, succulents and spiked grasses.
Here are a few links to toxin absorbing house plants.
Click Here for an article by Freshome
Click Here for an article by the Eartheasy Blog
As the weather turns the autumnal corner we here at Waterpaw Ponds in Northern Michigan are still installing. The cold weather doesn't slow us down - in fact it speeds us up so we can stay warmer while outside. Time changes also mean we have to get a little creative about site lighting as our work day doesn't end until 6 but it's dark by 5 around here. Headlamps, flashlights, flood lights, the job has to get done. We are going to be busy this November and we are getting our gloves deep into the mud. If you are ready to join the Pond Lifestyle but think it can't be built this fall - Yes it can! In fact we can even offer you a fall discount of 10% for any backyard pond, fountain, waterfall or sculpture installed before December 14, 2016.