Island Landscape supplies and designs IslandScapes, the lastest pond enhancement feature.
IslandScapes are living floating gardens that enhance the beauty and biological health of ponds and waterways--providing an innovative filtration and a lush growing environment for terestrail plants.
IslandScapes provide added protection for fish, added biofiltration such as nitrate removal, shade, and a natural food source for fish and other life.
We work with clients to design and create lush green growth islands with splashes of color and flowers, using terrestrial or wetland plants, to create a natural look. IslandScapes come in different shapes and sizes and can be combined to meet your pond size and design needs.
Prices start at $200 and depend on the size desired and any design/installation services purchased. Please contact Brian Kashima at 808-269-0045 for more information on how to transform and customize your pond by incorporating stunning IslandScapes.
How does an Islandscape improve water quality?
Many bodies of water carry an unnaturally high nutrient load, due to runoff containing lawn and garden fertilizers, etc. This can result in a wide range of serious water quality problems. IslandScapes represent a holistic way to mine these nutrients out of the waterway and convert them into a beautiful, wildlife enhancing floating garden habitat.
They attract beneficial microbes that are most likely already present within your waterway. Your IslandScape will also provide water quality benefits as it filters suspended solids and colloidals from the water. However your island is likely to be even more effective at competing with algae if you also you beneficial bacteria which we can help you obtain. To innoculate an IslandScape, simply add bacteria on the upstream or windward side of the IslandScape, so the microbes filter into the island.
Will an Islandscape completely eliminate algae from your pond?
No. However your IslandScape will help reduce the available nutrient load and prevent algae from developing into a monoculture in your waterway.
Will an IslandScape make your pond water clear?
IslandScapes attract and bond suspended solids and colloidals into the island matrix where they will ultimately become soil and plants and beneficial microbes and gas. Some of these solids will also be sequestered into other life forms like damsel fly nymphs and fish. If you plan to use your IslandScape as primary bio-filtration, the island can be removed from your pond and the matrix rinsed off, which will keep the IslandScape orifices open and able to collect more of the suspended solids and other fine debris that reduce your water clarity. This can be done as often as every two months.