Aquascape

Aquascape Pond Stars by Nat Geo Wild

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.

It's not too late to winterize your pond!

OK, so you know you should have done it by now, but everything got so busy with the holidays that you just never got around to it.  Yes, we have all been there at one time or another.  But don't fret, there is still time to winterize your pond, and you'll be glad you did when you go to start it up in the Spring.  So...it might be too late to get a net on to catch the Fall leaves, but getting them out NOW will save you headaches later. Check out this video for a quick step-by-step on how to winterize your pond.

If this video has been helpful to you, please leave us a comment below.  We are an Authorized AquascapePRO Distributor here in Harrisburg PA, and we can help you with all of your water feature questions and problems.  Or, if you are interested in having a water feature installed, we can get you in touch with a contractor that can take care of that for you.

It's Spring Start-up Time for your Pond!

It seems like Spring has finally arrived in Central PA .  Ideally, spring clean out and start up for your water garden take place before the water temperature reaches 55 degree, but if you haven't done it yet, it's not too late! Here is a quick Aquascape video showing you what you need to know to get your pond up and running, and looking good going into summer.  Enjoy!

Winter is a GREAT time to have a pond

Some pond owners like their ponds more in the winter than in the summer!  Take a look at some of these photos, and you can see why.  Once you experience the year-round joy of the Water Gardening Lifestyle, you'll wish that you had gotten involved sooner.

Watson Supply is an Authorized Aquascape Distributor.  We train contractors in the best techniques in the Water Garden industry, and our staff experts have been trained by some of the best in the world.  Our network of Certified Aquascape Contractors can help you get involved in the water garden lifestyle, too!  Call us to discuss your pond or pondless dreams, and we will help you through the process of making your dreams into reality.  You can reach us at 717-238-9730.