Have you ever thought about beautifying your backyard with a pond installation? If so, there is great inspiration coming your way this September on Nat Geo Wild. A new series, entitled Pond Stars, follows an expert team of pond builders who can turn any barren plot into an attractive, inspirational and even, healing oasis.
Focused on supporting the local ecosystem, the Pond Stars team integrates serene beauty to yards through a combination of pond installation, decorative water features, unique natural seating, patio installs, stone arrangements and more. Along with natural elements, the Pond Star team also combines cutting edge accent lighting and underwater LED lighting with cameras to ensure the yards can be enjoyed when the sun goes down.
The Pond Stars Leader: Greg Wittstock
Led by longtime pond installation expert, Greg Wittstock, the team uses its unique expertise and appreciation of the outdoors to tackle these challenging assignments. Wittstock sucessfully developed a childhood hobby into Chicago based Aquascape Inc, North America’s #1 supplier of water gardening supplies. Aquascape Inc appeared on Inc Magazine’s list of 500 Fastest Growing and Privately Held Companies in North America from 1999 – 2002.
Together, with Greg’s team of distinct personalities and expertise, they all play pivotal roles in educating clients with the nature around them.
The team includes pond experts:
- Ed Beaulieu (The Scientist), who holds a B.S. in Zoology and a concentrated master’s studies in Marine Biology, has built hundreds of custom designed ponds, from water gardens to large commercial features.
- Brian Helfrich (The Foreman), who is a Construction Manager at Aquascape Inc, has given hundreds of pond construction seminars. He is a contributing author for The Pond Builder’s Bible
- Chris Hanson (The New Guy)
From the wetlands of northern Florida to the mountains around California’s San Gabriel Valley, this “behind the scenes” adventure is sure to entertain as the Pond Stars team encounter feathered and scaled critters in challenging ecosystems.
Catch the first episode of Pond Stars, which premieres on Nat Geo Wild on Tuesday, September 9th, 2014 at 10:00 PM EDT / 7:00 PM PDT.
If you are in interested in a pond installation or purchasing pond materials, please email us or call us at 717-238-9730. We can get you in touch with a Certified Aquascape Contractor or sell you the materials for a Do-It-Yourself project.