Use a net to keep leaves from falling into pond water. A net stretched across the pond surface requires daily emptying when leaves are falling thickest. A pond shelter type kit supports netting on a frame that prevents leaves from ever touching the water. An elevated net is also easier to keep free of leaves. If leaves do land in water, scoop them out. Also keep the skimmer basket emptied of leaves. Decomposing leaves in a pond release materials that can harm fish and muddy the water.
Water is the focal point of this Florida patio. The pond was cut into an existing deck, and the waterfall was made of Tennessee fieldstone. Backyard Getaway designed the space and built the foot bridge.
Situated on a 35-acre lot, this amazing residence includes a guesthouse as well as a caretaker's house, and features sweeping valley and mountain views. The architecture is low-slung with curved facades, the buildings and landscaping carefully constructed to be harmonious with one another.