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Ponds and Water Gardens

People love ponds and water gardens because they are so soothing, tranquil, and a haven of rest.  In a day and age where you are constantly bothered with computers, cell phones, and electronic devices, it’s very soothing to have a place to relax and get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

Koi Ponds are one of the most rewarding features you can add to a backyard. Imagine stepping outside your home into your very own backyard oasis, complete with a beautiful water garden. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the soothing sights and sounds of running water. Feel the cares of the world slip away as you enjoy your personal backyard pond!

If constructed correctly, the pond is self-sustaining, requires very little maintenance, and provides a relaxing environment with very little upkeep. Pond plants give you the chance to broaden your gardening horizons with hardly any maintenance.  Bird lovers will delight in the new variety of feathered friends that flock to a water feature.


  1. Provides a relaxing space to enjoy with family and friends.
  2. Koi, goldfish, and other pond fish are great pets.
  3. Ponds become a true water garden.
  4. Ponds create an ecosystem that come to life.


  1. Requires slightly more maintenance than a pondless waterfall.
  2. A spring cleaning can take between 2-3 hours.
  3. Ponds take up more space.
  4. Ponds cost more than other types of water features.

How it works

Koi ponds work with Mother Nature to provide food, shelter, and safety to the wildlife around it. It also provides an all-natural, low-maintenance piece of paradise. Every piece of the ecosystem puzzle must be present in order for a true ecosystem to be in place. Eliminate one of these elements and you’ve got an unbalanced ecosystem.

It all starts with the skimmer and the bottom suction grid system.  These to mechanical and biological filters keep the ecosystem balanced!   The skimmer removes large debris and the suction grid filters out small particles that would otherwise accumulate in the bottom of the pond.

The biological filter consists of a combination of beneficial bacteria, air pumps, waterfalls, and ultraviolet sterilizers. All these components work together to break down toxic nitrogen compounds into nitrates which can be used by plants.

The final component of an ecosystem is the plants. Plants are essential for any healthy ecosystem, as they help to oxygenate the water and compete with algae for nutrients. They also provide hiding places for fish and food sources for amphibians and invertebrates.  

In conclusion, a balanced aquatic ecosystem requires all these components to be in harmony. A well-planned and maintained water garden can provide a beautiful habitat for fish, amphibians, and invertebrates while also creating a striking landscape feature. With the right components in place, you can create the perfect backyard oasis.  

Oasis Pond
Oasis Pond
Flagstone Teads

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Before and After Pondless Waterfall
Before and After Pond

Are you Considering Installing your Own Pond?

When considering the best pond kits out there, the list isn’t complete without including the Aquascape and Atlantic Water Garden pond kits.

These two companies’ products are superior in many ways.  They are durable and efficient and have a long running credibility with consumers and installers. 

Aquascape and Atlantic Water Garden pond kits come in various sizes and styles, so you can easily find one to suit your needs. And they include everything you need for a successful installation, including the necessary components for plumbing, filtration, and lighting. 

They also provide helpful instructions that make it easy to install the kit in a way that is both safe and aesthetically pleasing. 

Both Aquascape and Atlantic Water Garden offer options for customizing your pond, such as adding waterfalls or other features to suit the look you desire. 

If you’re looking for durability and quality, these two companies are a great choice when it comes to pond kits. They’re both built to last, and they’re backed by excellent customer service so you can have peace of mind when making your purchase. 

At Sawyer Waterscaping, we are proud to offer Aquascape and Atlantic Water Garden pond kits for our customers. We are confident that these products will provide the perfect addition to your outdoor space. Contact us today for more information about these products and to get started on creating the backyard oasis of your dreams! 

Below is our list and rankings of the top pond kits for the individuals looking to build their own pond.

Our Top Selling DIY Pond Kits (2023)

#1st Rated


Aquascape Pond Kit - 8' x 11'

The Aquascape Pond Kit (small) comes complete with everything you need to build a beautiful ecosystem pond in your yard or landscape. All necessary components are provided in a convenient, all-in-one kit that takes the guesswork out of purchasing individual components.

#2nd Rated


Atlantic Pond Kit - 11' x 16'

Atlantic 11' x 16' Pond Kits save you time and money by avoiding costly mismatching and multiple trips to the store.  These kits come complete with all fo the materials needed such as the Skimmer, FilterFalls, Pump and accessories that eliminate the guess work.

#3rd Rated


Aquascape Pond Kit 6' x 8'

Aquascape pond kits take the guesswork out of trying to assemble the perfect combination of equipment and liner to create a stunning water garden. The only thing that is missing in this kit is rock, plants and a little imagination.

Incorporating Pond Plants in Your Backyard Pond

A backyard pond is a gorgeous addition to any outdoor space, but if you want to take your pond to the next level, add some pond plants. Not only will they add some natural beauty to your pond, but they can also improve the overall health of the pond. Choosing the right plants for your pond can often be overwhelming, but we’ve got you covered. In this blog, we will explore some of the top pond plants to use in your backyard pond, so you can maintain a healthy and stunning pond all year round.

1. Water Lilies

No pond is complete without water lilies. These stunning pond plants have floating leaves and beautifully vibrant flowers that will add a pop of color to your backyard oasis. Not only are they aesthetically pleasing, but they are also great for oxygenating the water, removing algae and providing shade for your pond’s inhabitants. Water lilies come in a range of colors, including pink, yellow, red, white, and purple.

2. Water Hyacinths

Water hyacinths are a delicate-looking but robust plant that floats on the surface of ponds. They have lush green leaves and pretty lavender flowers which bloom above the water’s surface. Water hyacinths help to purify the water and remove excess nutrients that might harm fish and other aquatic life. These plants are known to be invasive, so it's important to monitor them closely and prune them to prevent them from overgrowing.

3. Lotus Plants

Lotus plants are known for their large leaves and beautiful flowers, which can grow up to 12 inches wide. These pond plants are excellent for providing oxygen to the water and aiding in the purification process. Lotus plants prefer shallow water, so they're great for a pond with a shelf in the water. These plants come in many different colors, including pink, white, and yellow.

4. Water Irises

Water irises are a type of aquatic plant with tall, slender leaves topped with delicate flowers. They provide an ideal habitat for frogs, butterflies, and other wildlife around your pond. These beautiful plants add a stunning accent to your landscape and are easy to maintain. Water irises grow best in standing water, making them perfect for ponds that are in a shaded area.

5. Cattails

Cattails are a tall, slender plant that adds an aesthetic look to your backyard pond. Cattails are known for their unique flowering spike and waxy seedhead. Cattails are a hardy pond plant and are known for their contributions to the ecosystem. They are perfect for creating a natural looking pond and provide habitats for fish, dragonflies, and waterfowl.

Choosing the right pond plants for your backyard oasis will not only enhance the visual appeal of your pond but will also purify the water for a healthier and more balanced ecosystem. Incorporating pond plants also adds habitats for aquatic life and wildlife. With the right plants, your pond will thrive and stand the test of time. Explore our selection of pond plants and add a pop of color and a healthy living space for your aquatic friends.

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