Planning Your Northern Michigan Yard

Planning Your Northern Michigan Yard

Your yard is a natural extension of your home, or at least it should be. You bought the yard too so shouldn't it reflect your aesthetic and lifestyle just like your Michigan homes interior? Do you entertain often? Or, do you use your home as a private refuge for your family and close loved ones? Either way your yard can reflect and enhance that part of your life.  #FrogBlog

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Some People Feel the Rain...

The farther we get as people from our natural environment the more important it is that we find ways to bring nature into our daily lives. From the deep psychological reactions to the sound of the wind, water, birds etc to the immunological benefits of a biodiverse environment it is becoming more clear that statically modern, sterile environments are bad for us. 

Who doesn't love the scent of freshly mown grass, rain, the beach, blooms... We are all viscerally aware of the nature that surrounds us but often, it seems we are unconscious to the stress caused by the lack of these things in our daily lives. The sound of moving water has been proved to drop blood pressure. The scent of the beach brings many of us back to our childhoods and the days we spent lost in the sand and waves. When was the last time you noticed you were stressed? 

What did you do when you felt your heart start to race? Next time you find yourself stressed and unable to go for a nature walk take a moment to listen to the sound of recorded water in the office or the sound of one of our Waterpaw waterfalls . 

Remember.... Some People Feel the Rain, others just get wet...

Mindfulness can happen anywhere it just takes practice. 

Mindfulness can happen anywhere it just takes practice. 

Daylight Savings Time... Get a Flashlight!

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. 

Small spaces are still great places for impactful water features! Your Northern Michigan Pond Experts - Waterpaw Ponds

Small spaces are still great places for impactful water features! Your Northern Michigan Pond Experts - Waterpaw Ponds