In most Michigan cities we are blessed with an abundance of Naturehood. Our streets are lined with trees, our neighbors have beautiful gardens, many of us live near an inland or great lake. When we create a pond or fountain in your yard we are adding to the Naturehood you already have. When you pause in the morning to notice the pink sky with your cup of coffee you are interacting with nature.Read More
Second home owners face special solutions to landscaping. Systems in a second home have to be more customizable, automated and timeless. This is especially important when considering a water feature, pond, waterfall, fountain or stream in your second homes landscaping. Because these systems are man made they cannot be left alone for long periods without consequences unless they are built and installed with these needs in mind. Our Waterpaw crew has spent decades creating systems specific for homeowners with unpredictable schedules.Read More
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.Read More
Do you have a pond with Koi but don't know what type of Koi you have? Check out our guide below to identify your fish friends. For those who don't have a Koi pond yet but are interested in having one built read on to hear how we at Waterpaw design pond's to be ideal homes for your aquatic animals.Read More
We here at Waterpaw are obsessed with water features! We spend our off time planning the next season's projects and participating in continuing pond education. Our ponds are living, breathing ecosystem that require knowledgeable installations. The depth, location of filtrations, wetland size, plant varieties, appropriate fish and even the trees placed near a backyard pond all need to be well thought out and following scientific principals.
Our entire staff has undergone rigorous training and education to ensure that projects are all well executed to create enjoyment for decades to come. What we build is meant to last time and families! We hope that our waterfalls, ponds, streams and fountains are not just admired but interacted with. Kids love to rock hunt and everybody enjoys feeding the fish. Many dogs enjoy swimming in our larger ponds, for that matter their humans swim with them!
We are still scheduling site plans and installations for the 2017 season so give us a call or email today to connect to our trained staff. We aren't just confident we are capable!
This homeowner has brought verdant green abundance into their yard. This waterfall is well loved and appreciated. The wildlife she sees around her pond and waterfall bring her joy all spring, summer and fall. Song birds, frogs, fish, dragon flies... water brings life into your yard.
We aim to create a personal oasis for every client. Your wants and desires will shape the creation we bring to your landscaping or home. Serving Boyne City, Charlevoix, Petoskey, Harbor Springs and all of Northwestern Michigan we are your premier pond designer, builder, supplier and maintainer.
Give Waterpaw Ponds a call today to schedule your consult for a spring build in 2017!
"Say, you are in the country; in some high land of lakes. Take almost any path you please, and ten to one it carries you down in a dale, and leaves you there by a pool in the stream. There is magic in it." Herman Melville Moby Dick
When sunset hits on the weekend you know where everybody and every event is going to be in a coast city - On the shore, in the park overlooking the water. People spend all week waiting for the weekend on the boat, at the beach, on the river.... Those of us with ponds on our property or in our homes find respite there when we can't get to the bigger water. Think about the last vacation you took. Was there water there? What do you feel when you spend time near, on or in water? For most of humanity being close to water is built into ritual and cultural identity.
Often, people tell me that what we created for them initially as an aesthetic addition to their homes or yards has become a daily necessity for them. When they travel they often set up camera's to keep an eye on the #waterfall and #koi. When they come home they grab a glass of something, the dogs, the spouse and go to the pondside. It's not normally why they installed the pond. But, it's what happens. We often steer our clients toward designs they didn't think about and paths that meander through the site we designed to amplify the sound of the water as you travel the yard. The ponds, waterfalls, streams and fountains become a yard experience - the sound, scent and view of the water become the heart jewel of the yard and their home rituals.
Join the #pondlifestyle with @waterpawllc and let's design your ritual for your indoor pond this winter or your outdoor pond to be installed Spring 2017!
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