Water gardens, also known as aquatic gardens, are a type of man-made water feature whose primary focus is aquatic plants. Although water gardens can be almost any size or depth, they are typically small and generally less than twenty inches in depth. The particular aquatic plant species the owner desires will ultimately determine the actual surface area and depth required. Typically watergardens will not support fish life other than goldfish.

A water garden can turn an ordinary backyard into an extraordinary backyard! However, if water gardens are not maintained, they can turn into an eye sore quickly. Below are recommendations for taking a proactive approach to managing your water garden. These recommendations are designed to save time and money spent maintaining your water garden, so you have more time to spend enjoying it.

Watergarden Products

There are many products available for use in water gardens and it can be a daunting task determining which products to use, when to use them, and how much of them to use. While ABI does not build currently build watergardens (we specialize in LARGE ponds and lakes) we do carry some basic products to help our clients who have watergardens in addition to their lakes and ponds. Our current product line includes...

Design Installation & Renovation

Aquatic Biologists, Inc. specialty is designing and maintaining lakes and large ponds. For assistance in designing, installing or renovating your watergarden we suggest contacting one of the companies listed below who specialize in this specific type of pond. Please tell them Aquatic Biologists, Inc sent you!

Wisconsin - Aquatica Phone: (414) 550-7663 E-Mail: dean@aquaticaponds.com

Illinois - Environmental Aquatic Management Phone: (847) 960-7252 (They also stock swans)

Michigan - Beautiful Ponds & Gardens Phone: (313) 383-8653 E-Mail: skippys@provide.net