stllogoheaderReaders of Trends magazine know the biggest trend in interior decorating is the exterior. Walls are tumbling down as homeowners seek to become one with nature. Along those same lines, gardening is quickly becoming America’s favorite pastime and within that industry is the rising popularity of water gardening.

aaron_feeding_koi_web2 However, if it seems a bit daunting, The Pond Market can set a customer up with an expert installer, just give them three to four weeks in advance. The Pond Market has been in business for 10 years, many of those years at the shop on South Broadway and the last two at their present location practically on the parking lot of South County Mall behind the National Tire and Battery store.

“It has been so gratifying to see all of our customers from the old store have followed us to this new location,” Burchett said. Owned by the entire family (Husband Steve and sons Aaron & Neill are also owners). Brigitte said they are extremely busy and believe it’s only going to get better.

“Water gardens add a whole new atmosphere to the yard: a third dimension so to speak. And designing your own pond allows the homeowner to be very creative,” Brigitte Burchett said. “There are virtually no limitations. You can create creeks, ponds, waterfalls, whatever you want.”
“Some people start with a little kit from one of the big box stores and then graduate right away,” Aaron Burchett said. “But once you install a water garden with liner, it’s hard to enlarge it. We advise doing it right the first time.”

aaron_and_me_at_store_pondToday, the average size water pond is approximately 2000 – 4000 gallons, with some as small as 30 gallons and some larger than 10,000 gallons. Costs range widely, obviously, as it depends on the size and all the “extras” the customer might want like fish, plants and landscaping. Customers will find many tanks of beautiful goldfish and Koi as well as tadpoles, many different kinds of water plants and more. It’s literally a one-stop garden pond shop.