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Pond Design, Construction & Restoration

At Aquaflora Landscapes we design and construct beautiful ponds for any setting or style including Ecosystem ponds, wildlife ponds, formal ponds, garden ponds and more. 

Every pond design is bespoke and tailored to your taste and space. 

We endeavour to build you a lasting feature to bring you peace and enjoyment for years to come.

Pond work we undertake:

  • Pond design, pond building and pond maintenance.
  • We re-imagine, redesign, rebuild and restore existing ponds.
  • Repair existing ponds including: pond re-lining, liner repair and replacement.
  • Supply, install and service pond equipment. Including pumps, filter systems, lighting and more. Upgrade existing water gardens and ponds with additional ponds, waterfalls and water features.
  • Peripheral landscaping including: Decking, patios, paths, walls, rockeries, gravel gardens and more.
  • Supply aquatic plants, design and implement planting plans for new and existing ponds and water gardens.

Why invest in a pond?

A pond can be a focal point or a quiet reflective space within the garden. It creates a calm space to connect with yourself and nature. To keep fish and or encourage nature, to generate enthusiasm for the natural world through education and interaction. A pond generates time away from modern trappings and allows us the time and space to connect with each other and our environment.

Investing in a pond is a great way to increase the wildlife biodiversity and abundance within your garden. Adding a pond to your landscape will bring not only a new feature but a new mix of planting (flora), habitats and wildlife (fauna) of all types: aquatic, terrestrial and avian, both diurnal and nocturnal.

Ecosystem Ponds

Our Ecosystem ponds are built following nature’s systems, combining rocks and pebble, planting and wildlife, they require minimal maintenance and have a positive impact on the environment and your life.

The main components of a functioning ecosystem pond include:

Pond liner and protective membranes

We use heavy-duty EPDM flexible liners to construct our ponds and waterfalls in conjunction with protective underlays and overlays. 

We use flexible pond liners because they allow us the freedom to create unique features to suit any garden. They are very durable and stable, wildlife safe and also resist ground movement.

Wetland Filtration

For larger ponds and exceptional filtration, we use constructed wetlands. Sometimes referred to as a bog filter, wetland filter or up flow wetland.

These are constructed to slow and evenly distribute water through a series of natural stone and pebble levels where physical filtration drops out solids, bacterial action digests waste and converts ammonia to nitrate that the plants can utilise for growth. The water is then re-oxygenated via a waterfall and returned to the pond.

Fish & Wildlife

Fish are great pets, Koi, Goldfish and native fish species provide visual interest and provide nutrients via their waste that feeds the system.

As pets go they are loyal, don’t need walking and you won’t need to pick-up up after them.

Wildlife ponds can be constructed without fish or with native species if preferred.

Plants

Plants utilise the nutrients left after bacterial action and physical filtration.

They provide habitat, cover, the leaves and blooms bring colour and variety to the pond. They soften and naturalised the pond.

Skimmer/Intake bay

Water is collected via a skimmer or Intake bay. 

The skimmer or intake bay draws water from the ponds surface collecting floating debris for easy removal. It houses and protects the pump(s).

Waterfall - Biofalls filtration

We use heavy-duty EPDM flexible liners to construct our ponds and waterfalls in conjunction with protective underlays and overlays. 

We use flexible pond liners because they allow us the freedom to create unique features to suit any garden. They are very durable and stable, wildlife safe and also resist ground movement.

Rock & Pebble

The rocks and pebble construction creates a natural look and feel to the pond. They protect the liner, provide habitat, are a planting media and provide a large surface area for bacteria to colonise. These bacteria are crucial to the waste and nitrogen cycle management.

What’s included with an ecosystem pond installation:

  • Excavation and re-profiling.
  • Pro-grade flexible pond liners and protective underlay and overlay membranes.
  • Rock & Pebble
  • A small waterfall (can be adjusted to your site and budget).
  • Standard plant package. A variety of marginal species and floating leaved plants/Lilies.
  • Equipment; pump(s), filter(s) pipes & fittings.
  • Standard lighting package.
  • Clean, tidy and a walk through to explain the system and answer any questions.

Formal Ponds

A pond can be a focal point or a quiet reflective space within the garden. It creates a calm space to connect with yourself and nature. To keep fish and or encourage nature, to generate enthusiasm for the natural world through education and interaction. A pond generates time away from modern trappings and allows us the time and space to connect with each other and our environment.

Investing in a pond is a great way to increase the wildlife biodiversity and abundance within your garden. Adding a pond to your landscape will bring not only a new feature but a new mix of planting (flora), habitats and wildlife (fauna) of all types: aquatic, terrestrial and avian, both diurnal and nocturnal.

Wildlife Ponds

Wildlife ponds are proven to greatly increase wildlife biodiversity and abundance both within and around the pond with many positive knock-on effects. We can create a haven for wildlife within your space. We can adjust the design to target more specific species such as a frog pond, dragonfly pond or watering hole for example.

Fish stocking: Whilst the addition of fish will reduce wildlife abundance and diversity we can stock with native species if the size and conditions are correct. 

Wetland filtration uses natural filtration to maintain water quality, 

Intake bays slow the collection of water and provide protection to wildlife. 

Birds washing in your waterfall and along with bats feasting on the insect life breeding and hatching within and around the pond.

Mammals: including hedgehogs, foxes, deer and badgers drinking from the pond.

Ponds become a focal point for wildlife at all levels and groups of the food Web. Insects, Fishes, Amphibians, Birds and Mammals Some living in and around the pond some visiting, drinking or feeding. Ponds are alive and active day and night.

Wildlife ponds often have additional profiling and planting within and around the water.