Help! I Bought a House with a Pond! How Do I Care For It?

Help! I Bought a House with a Pond! How Do I Care For It?

Your Michigan Backyard Pond Can Be Beautiful Again!

Did you recently buy a new home that came with a water feature, backyard pond or fountain? How wonderful and exciting for you and your family! It is likely that your Michigan backyard pond has been neglected while the home was on the market and in need of some maintenance and possible repairs. Often, a new homeowner in the face of an algae mess in their new yard will go to a hardware store and buy DIY solutions that rarely work or work for very long. With little information the urge to fill in your pond and plant grass can be strong. BUT WAIT! Your backyard pond can be brought back to functionality and importantly beauty very quickly by a professional like Waterpaw Ponds of Northern Michigan. 

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Winter Ice Sculptures with Your Pond or Fountain

Guess what? Ponds aren't only for the summer. We keep several running well into December most years here in Northern Michigan. As long as you disconnect your water line from the hose bib your water feature can function for months longer than you may have thought. We love this time of the year with our waterfalls and stream. The delicate thin ice that forms overnight creating amazing vignettes. Or on the basalt fountains the ice sculptures that grow, morph and catch the light. It is some great opportunities for photos if you are up early enough and of course bundled! Often the ice will be melted by mid day cleaning the canvas for another nights ice painting to form. 

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Ice forms over the stream bed and keeps this leaf perfectly placed for the sunrise!

Ice forms over the stream bed and keeps this leaf perfectly placed for the sunrise!

Ice towers form above the bowl fountain and are illuminated by the underwater light. 

Ice towers form above the bowl fountain and are illuminated by the underwater light. 

Pond in a Day!

If you still want a backyard pond installed this fall but didn't think it could still be installed think again! Just yesterday we installed a 10x12 pond in 7 hours on Crooked Lake in Michigan. Our crew of 4 started at 8am and we were done at 3pm. These home owners now have a brand new yard and a new pond hobby! In addition we are offering a 10% discount on any fall 2016 installations. Our experienced crew can recreate your yard and create your zen space today. To see a slideshow of our 1 day pond installation Click Here

We began this project at 8am and it was full and running at 4:30 the same day. We are still building this fall so give us a call and let's get started on your backyard pond created by Waterpaw Ponds today! 

We began this project at 8am and it was full and running at 4:30 the same day. We are still building this fall so give us a call and let's get started on your backyard pond created by Waterpaw Ponds today!