The concept - pure nature
No technology - nature does not need it
To inhibit algae growth, unfertilized plants should be used and care taken to select the proper pond substrate. Then the pond is left to the natural processes. Even though the pond is free of life at the first filling (and hopefully low in nutrients), within a very short time the first visitors and residents arrive.
Using technology is like trying to provide ‘prostheses’ to nature. This leads to the same result as human prostheses: they do help, but they are never perfect and always remain a replacement for an original that no one would ever give up voluntarily. A filter has an easy task in a pool, it takes everything out of the water. A filter for a natural pond has, however, a virtually insurmountable task, because it must distinguish between good and evil.
If we simply let nature alone to its own devices, there is no need for technology, as we can see on every trip into untouched nature.
Cycles - life comes and goes
Understanding, observing and finally trusting these natural processes is very important and has its own special
Time - allow natural processes time
A new pond, with slightly more or less plants, is a young pond with all it’s beauty. A lot of effort could be put into artificial aging, but it still would remain recognizable. An older pond has a special charm and could only be returned to a young pond by radical intervention (general remediation). This natural process of change can only be influenced very carefully. Any major intervention to accelerate or decelerate development poses a high risk for negative development.
The same is true when it comes to a deterioration of the water and green discoloration. If the pond is in balance, it will pass. It might not pass overnight, but it will pass. Natural processes take time and due to their complexity can not be precisely predicted.
Our suggestion … trust nature, take your time and make yourself comfortable, enjoy observing, perhaps together with a good glass of wine …
Observe & enjoy
A delight for all senses
What escapes the hurried visitors are really worthwhile observations, such as the hatching of a dragonfly slowly unfolding its wings, or the lively bustle of the newts, if you are lucky enough to have them gathered at the pond. Birds taking a bath splashing merrily, young swallows practicing drinking water from the pond, the elusive kingfisher on the prowl or the bats hunting insects on the move: they all attract our attention with their performances.
But plants, too have lots to offer: small curiosities that flourish in secret and the wondrous forms of buds and bolls.
The eye alone is not enough to capture the nature experience in our garden. On a hot summer day, while lying under a shady tree near the pond, close your eyes and listen, and despite or perhaps because of the many noises and sounds a comforting peace of mind settles.
Sharpen your sense of smell and you will find out that many plants exude delicate perfumes. Some of them can be approached swimming, like water lilies. Smell the scent of their flowers, you’ll be amazed how different are their fragrances. Even the texture of their petals is very special.
Swimming brings us an active way to enjoy the pond.
Feel the cool water on your skin: it’s not just for kids!
Splashing, jumping and frolicking can not harm your pond, decks and swimming area have been especially built just for this purpose.
On a warm summer night, lay down on the deck right after bathing, feel the soft water on your skin, listen to nature and enjoy the stars. A natural pond has much more to offer than any pool.
Source of strength
Whether you are using the pond for swimming or enjoying the atmosphere, it is the ideal place to regenerate and rejuvinate.
Trust natural processes
Trusting natural processes may require a kind of courage or a willingness to let go. But if, over time, the trust is rewareded, the satisfaction is even greater, because we have moved one step closer to nature.