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Fire, Frost and Fun

Many of you tell us how much you enjoy spending time beside your pond. This time of year weather starts to chill your cherished backyard retreat. We wanted to share some warm ideas to elongate the time you can enjoy by your pond.

The simplest way to add warmth around your pond is with a patio fire bowl. This is a semi contained, movable fire pit and a great choice if you have a patio or lawn next to your pond. Fire bowls come in a range of material from metal to stone and even glass. Fire bowls also have a range of fuel sources from simple wood to gas. Whichever your style and budget, there is a fire bowl for you.

Another warm idea is a stone fire pit built with paver blocks or natural stone. The options are endless when it comes to designing a fire pit or outside fireplace. Endless materials, design options and ease of construction make this a great homeowner project. Fire features should be kept 6 ft from your pond and on the downhill side, so run off flows away from your pond when it rains. We suggest making a low walled fire pit because while sitting around radiating heat will be able to warm you. If you already have a fire feature consider dressing it up with beautiful birch logs thoughtfully placed inside or a gravel accent around the base.

Consider stone benches- they are beautiful, durable and last forever. Stone is a great furniture choice. Simple cut logs are also a festive casual seating option.

This decorative fire element will be useful trough out the year to take the pond side chill off, making warm memories. Please be aware installing a fire feature next to your pond may make for some jealous freezing fish.


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A Message from Mark Sousa (A.K.A. Doctor Pond), owner of Action Water Gardens in Tolland, CT

You may ask yourself, "Why choose Action Water Gardens?". The answer is simple. Customer service. As the owner, I am the business. I've been in the landscape and water gardens business for over 15 years. I strive to be knowledgeable about the products and services that we offer and I provide one-on-one consultation on the issues you are facing, whether you are installing for the first time or simply maintaining your current garden or waterfall. See what our customers have to say.

We take pride in our installations. View our photo galleries of the many installations that we've done and judge for yourself. We focus solely on water gardens, ponds, fountainscapes and waterfalls. It's not a sideline of another business, this IS our business.

We service all of Connecticut - including Fairfield County, Hartford County, Litchfield County, Middlesex County, New Haven County, New London County, Tolland County, Windham County - as well as Western Massachusetts - including Worcester County, Hampden County and Berkshire County.

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