Ponderiffic Adventures brings over 20 yrs of experience to the landscape industry and is a second generation landscape builder. In addition to being a contractor, Ed Brown is an experienced wildlife biologist having worked for the US Fish and Wildlife Service prior to his landscape career. He also brings experience from the field of agriculture as a Certified Crop Advisor and possesses a Masters degree in Plant Science. As president of Ponderiffic Adventures, he has assembled a crew of determined landscapers to assist him in the design and construction of Koi Ponds, lakes, wetlands, streams, fountains, waterfalls, pondless waterfalls and water features of all sizes. Ponderiffic Adventures has been involved in the design and creation of projects ranging in size from small backyard ponds to 5 acre ponds.
Prior to any construction project, Ponderiffic Adventures begins each project with a site consultation with a thorough analysis of the site conditions with which to work from. A standard site analysis will examine the following:
- Soil type
- Drainage patterns
- Existing vegetation
- Intended use and purpose of space
- Water availability and quality of incoming source
- Landscape lighting
- Location of various utilities
- Long term plans for entire lot
Ponderiffic Adventures offers design, construction and maintenance services throughout all of Southern California to include Riverside, San Bernadino, Los Angeles, Orange, San Diego, Ventura and Imperial counties. Ponderiffic has worked with an extensive network of water feature and wetland contractors in Southern CA and when they are unable to assist with a project will refer a customer to a reputable contractor through either the Aquascape Contractor referral program or the International Professional Pond Contractors Association, being members of both.
Ponderiffic Adventures builds every project with water quality in mind. There is nothing worse than a pond, fountain, lake or stream that is overgrown with algae. Past experience has shown that the key to great water quality lays in pond circulation, oxygenation of the water and good construction and design. Very early in the design and consultation stages our sales consultants ask the customer the single most important question in the entire interview, “What level of involvement do you intend to have with your water feature?” Our sales staff has been trained to ask this special question because we know that water gardening invokes user involvement and hence the word Gardening in water gardening. It is our goal to design a system that meets the customers expectations for maintenance. Because all gardening requires some level of participation by the owner, when we know the willingness to participate in this process then we can design a system that best fits the customers needs and abilities.