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The Pond Digger Podcast

Jul 8, 2019

You can’t just toss a waterscape in the middle of your yard or next to your house and hope that it fits. The whole scene just doesn’t look natural until you’ve made sure that one fits right in with the other. Mark MJ Wilson, The Pond Advisor, is in the house today to talk about blending the lines between your waterscape and landscape. When these guys talk landscape, they don’t just mean mother nature, but also making sure that it looks like your house was built right up to this waterscape. There are a plethora of factors that go into this blending process, so stay tuned to hear exactly what those are!

Eric shares his insight on:

  • Blending you waterscape with natural and manmade landscapes
  • Training your plants to be drought resistant
  • Aspects of working with waterscapes in different climates
  • Solutions when dealing with capillary actions
  • Creating an ideal substrate to blend the landscape and waterscape
  • Utilizing different materials such as gravel, mulch, and bark
  • Combining substrates separately instead of mixing them all together
  • Making sure that you do not have plants that look too similar
  • Having disparity on your edge treatment
  • How different plants complement and adapt in different environments
  • Sedum: why it looks so good
  • Treating aquatic plants as annuals compared to perennials
  • Changing your edge treatments and aquatics over time


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