Disappearing or “pondless waterfalls” are a great, low maintenance water garden option. Imagine a bubbling, mountain stream complete with waterfalls and fluttering birds that bathe in the cascading water. But unlike a pond, the water ends up in a re-circulating basin that is hidden under decorative gravel.
Hoaglandscape services the Charlotte, N.C., region and specializes in pondless waterfall construction. Unlike other water garden contractors who only do the water feature itself, we know no pondless waterfall is complete without the proper landscaping to make it look totally natural and gorgeous. We know exactly which plants will appear most natural beside your pondless waterfall.
You know you are getting the best because Hoaglandscape is a Master Certified Aquascape Contractor, a designation owned by less than 300 contractors in the country. Because pondless waterfalls are comprised of simply a stream with a disguised reservoir, you don’t have to worry about caring for fish. You simply enjoy the sight and sound of running water with very little maintenance.
Safety... Because there is no pool of water, a pondless waterfall created by Hoaglandscape is a fantastic option if you are concerned about safety issues associated with a pond. With no standing bed of water, there is absolutely no risk of children drowning. You can rest easy knowing your children can splash around with no risk.
Cost... Cost can be a big factor when considering what type of water garden you are considering. In most cases, the price of a pondless waterfall is less than a pond. That’s because there is less labor involved as well as less rock and materials. Operating costs are also less because you don’t have to r un the pump continuously, like a pond.
Space... The smaller size of a pondless waterfall means you can fit it into more confined spaces in your yard.
Maintenance... Taking care of a pondless waterfall is easy. Filling the water reservoir every few weeks to compensate for evaporation is easy, or we can install an auto-fill valve so you never have to worry about your reservoir running dry. Worried about leaves in the fall clogging your stream? Simply turn it off, blow out the leaves with your leaf blower and turn it back on. It’s that simple!
Flexibility... Perhaps the best part of a pondless waterfall is the possibility for modifications in the future. If you ever changed your mind and wanted to do a pond, you can leave enough space in the area around the base of the waterfall in order to add a pond.