Sustainable Pond Design

A sustainable pond is a natural world where organisms and wildlife come to depend on for survival. Water is, as they say, the essence of life. And perhaps nothing proves that more than a sustainable pond. Ponds are a way to use less water and be more environmentally responsible. 

Designing a pond, one that enjoys perfect balance with little effort, provides needed support for life created in and around its banks.  A sustainable pond can offer benefits to the homeowner, too. It can support edible aquatic plants and provide a breeding place for fish. Even animal waste provides needed nutrients to plants that serve as shelter to fish and other organisms. 

Aquatic Plants 

Aquatic plants are central to sustainability. Each serves a separate role to support life within the larger ecosystem. Bog Plants remove nutrients from pond water. Deep-Water Plants help reduce the growth of algae. Oxygenating (aka submerged) plants remove excess nutrients and replace them with oxygen. Floating Plants shade the water from the harsh sun and stunt the growth of algae. Marginal and Deep Marginal Plants actively extract excess nutrients from the pond environment. The right balance of aquatic plants ensures a healthy pond and the balance of the food cycle.   

Pond Pumps 

The pump is critical to ensure sustainability. It circulates, oxygenates, and distributes water to the pond and extends the lives of plants, fish and frogs. And, by extension, the life of your pond. Our energy efficient pump will bring dependability, a healthy pond, and a balanced ecosystem.  


Filtration is needed to eliminate muck, particles, and biological waste from the water that are unhealthy for the pond. A properly installed filtration system will pull water from the bottom of your pond and circulate it with essential nutrients and oxygen throughout the water garden. There are natural ways of filtering but help from manmade filters and pumps help speed up the process of filtration. Even if your pond is solely decorative, a filtration system will help prevent stagnation, reduce algae growth, impede insect pests, and clean the water to be used in a beautiful water display. 

Bog Filtration 

An alternative method to filtration while being sustainable is by using bog garden filtration, which turns waste into a resource. The benefits of bog garden filtration are clear water and low maintenance. It creates an ecosystem that maximizes the breakdown of organic matter and nutrient absorption, stunts the growth of algae in the pond, and keeps the water looking gorgeous!  


Ponds can create a Zen-like atmosphere and add a beautiful aesthetic to any yard or property. However, nothing is worse than building a pond and not being able to reap the benefits because of poor construction and placement. There are many things to consider when building a pond like the significance of topography 


No matter the design, the distinct and disparate elements of a sustainable pond are still the same. It is a formula of plants and wildlife supported by the movement of water, which ensures its survival.