Creating landscape elements that look like a natural part of their environments is no easy task. Kansas City-based landscaper Dan Stanza recently transformed a poorly functioning pond into a vibrant water garden that includes Missouri River driftwood. “We are always looking for ways to emulate nature, and when we found these pieces of driftwood we knew they would make a great addition to the project,” Stanza said in a press release.
Stanza, who owns Good Earth Outdoor, designed the pond to include a waterfall and a stream. He also installed a system to control algae and an auto-dosing system to automatically dispense the right amount of bacteria to keep the water clear and free from odors. Stanza and his father, who is also his business partner, have been shaping water features as part of their landscaping work for more than a decade.
“It’s harder than it looks to make something look really good,” Stanza says. “A project can end up looking like a pile of rocks that was dumped off a truck. It requires a tremendous amount of attention to detail.” To see a video of the project, click here.