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Tussey Landscaping LLC

Pond & Water Feature Installation, Maintenance, Repair & Renovations  

Hollidaysburg, Blair County, Pennsylvania - Also Serving Altoona & Johnstown (PA)

Backyard-KOI Pond Installation

Backyard Fish Pond Construction


If you're looking for a Master Certified Pond builder in the Hollidaysburg, Blair County, (PA) area to install, maintain, or repair an existing water feature, you're in the right spot. A properly designed and installed pond, by Tussey Landscaping, also serving the Altoona & Johnstown area, can give you an all-natural, low maintenance piece of paradise, as well as, provide food, shelter, and safety to the wildlife around it.


The key to a beautiful pond comes in the proper inclusion and placement of each piece of the ecosystem puzzle; Circulation, Filtration, Fish, Aquatic Plants, Rocks/Gravel and Bacteria.


Circulation System is really just a fancy way of saying “pumps and plumbing.” The proper size pump and pipe diameter are extremely important for the aesthetics of a water feature. More importantly, an efficient circulation system keeps the water moving and provides the necessary oxygen levels for healthy fish and plants. Contact us for more information on having an ecosystem fish pond installed.



We Install The Aquascape Ecosystem


Proper Filtration System includes the use of both a biological and a mechanical filter. A biological filter provides surface area for beneficial bacteria to colonize and remove excess nutrients from the water. A mechanical filter will not only pre-filter the water and house the pump; it will also skim debris from the water’s surface, to prevent the accumulation of organic materials on the pond floor.


Fish are an integral part of any ecosystem. Unfortunately, fish are often seen as creating a maintenance nightmare. Contrary to popular belief, fish will actually reduce pond maintenance, as they graze on string algae and bottom feed from the pond floor.
Aquatic Plants are Mother Nature’s true filters. Plants are great for adding character to a pond by providing color and texture, but from a filtration perspective, they’re second to none. Thriving from the excess nutrients in a pond and depriving algae of its food source, the aquatic plants in a water garden, given proper coverage, are critical for the overall health of the ecosystem.


Rocks, Gravel, and Bacteria have been a controversial element in the hobby for many years. Many enthusiasts have steered away from rocks and gravel out of fear that their system will become a maintenance nightmare. On the contrary, rocks and gravel will not only make your pond look more natural, they will also protect pond liners from UV light degradation and they provide tremendous surface area for beneficial bacteria to break down excess nutrients in the water and dissolved organic debris on the pond floor.
Having all these things in place makes all the difference in the health and success of your water garden. Use them and work with Mother Nature, not against her, for a chemical-free wonderland of water! The truth is that most people opt for the ecosystem way of water gardening, because it’s easier and it just makes sense. A low-maintenance ecosystem pond provides you with more free time to enjoy friends and family … while gathered around your pond, of course!


We offer Backyard Koi & Fish Pond Design & Installation services for Altoona, State College, Johnstown, and Bedford area Homeowners. Contact us to learn more!

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