Making a Splash In the Landscape

This 2,700 gallon pond has thirty feet of stream and two pooling areas. Water trickling through the streams and flowing into the pools will provide our customer with a wonderful respite from the world for years to come.

Project Site Before Construction Began

Our innovative low maintenance filtration system contains a Skimming Wet-well and Constructed Wetland. The Skimming Wet-well traps large debris and prevents it from entering the pumping system before the water is sent to the Constructed Wetland.

The pond liner has been installed and the Skimming Wet-well is being constructed. Aquablox and Aquascapes inc. new Snorkel are in place and will be covered with field stone, filtering out any large debris.

Once the water is filtered through the Skimming Wet-well, it is pumped up through  the Constructed Wetland where the water is filtered  even more through stone aggregate. Aquatic plants fill the wetland area to help filter out excess nutrients in the water.

Aquablox line the base of the Constructed Wetland. Stone aggregate will cover the blocks, providing further filtration and a medium for aquatic plants to absorb nutrients from the water.

Not having a filter box system, which has messy filter pads and needs to be cleaned regularly, will give our customer more time enjoy the feature and less  maintaining it. They also  enjoy the diversity of plant material that can now thrive in their landscape. Over time this system well evolve into a complete ecosystem, supporting bog, marginal and submerged aquatic plants as well as attracting various types of wildlife such as dragonflies, frogs, and butterflies.

Philadelphia International Flower Show

Cedar Run Landscapes traveled down to the Pennsylvania Convention Center this week to assist Flowers by David in their preparations for next weeks Philadelphia Flower Show.  Flowers by David, located in Langhorne PA, has been a major exhibitor at the show since 1997. This year’s display, titled KāKua (Tattoo), was inspired by Hawaiian tribal tattoos and is dominated by a striking modernistic water feature.

Our expertise in water features lead Flowers by David to call on us to help assist with this display. If you find the time we recommend that you head on down to the Philadelphia International Flower Show next week to check out this display as well as many others. It’s a great place to get inspiration and design ideas to implement in your own landscape.