The Owner-Built Water Garden

Build Your Own Water Garden

Creating your own pond, waterfall, stream or other water feature is one of the most rewarding home improvements you will ever complete. If you can use a shovel and follow simple directions, you’ll soon be able to enjoy countless hours of peaceful contemplation beside your own water garden.

The owner-built water garden requires quality components, proper design and technique, and a modest amount of physical labor. You get all this – except the labor! – from our custom designed systems.

The owner-built water garden also requires a knowledgeable source for support during and after the installation of the water garden.

I enjoy helping my customers get started in the wonderful world of water gardening.


View a Few of Our Clients’ Owner-built Ponds.
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Everything in these systems is designed and sized to work together, eliminating guesswork, experimentation and countless trips to the hardware store. If you want to customize…perhaps move the waterfall 6′ to 8′ away from the pond (or pondless basin) to create a cascading stream… simply tell us what you would like to create and we’ll customize components and design to achieve your goals.


We will deliver to you everything you need to build your water garden, except rock and gravel, which you will purchase locally (rock quarries, large earth movers, etc.) (ask us for help. We can also direct you to established vendors for fish, aquatic plants and other water garden additions and accessories.

Optional: Both large and small projects will benefit from our very affordable water garden design service

Unlike other companies, we provide courteous and immediate help with your installation – we’re available by phone or email for your specific questions – the success of your project is important to us!

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Step-by-Step Water Garden Construction Ebook: Free Download

The Pond Free Waterfall

Questions? Read the FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

We do enjoy helping our clients envision and build their water gardens, so please don’t hesitate to call 208-255-8849 for suggestions and advice. And when you’ve completed your project, please be sure to send us photos so that your new oasis can help inspire others to turn their dreams into reality.


Free Pond Construction Ebook

Based on an actual pond and waterfall installation and lavishly illustrated with high quality photographs, the The Owner-Built Landscape: Illustrated Book of Pond and Waterfall Construction will give you the knowledge and confidence to undertake your own water garden installation. We’ll deliver this Free Ebook to your inbox immediately!

Landscape Design-Water Gardens
“I want to thank you for all your help in coming up with a package that worked in so very well with the G scale train layout. It is already getting very positive reviews from everyone that sees it and I love the sound and visual enhancement that now accompanies my Whiskers & Paws Western RR.”

Clearwater Landscapes, Inc.
1226 Cemetery Rd Priest RiverID83856 USA 
 • 208-255-8849
Dan Eskelson

About Dan Eskelson

Dan has had his hands in the soil for most of his adult life as a gardener, landscaping contractor, golf course superintendent and landscape designer. When the ground freezes, he builds websites, produces video and plays the hammered dulcimer. Full bio here.