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Pond with a waterfall, pond plants and landscaping - Pondscapes Maryland is a full service backyard sanctuary provider.


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Paul: Just a kind note to express our appreciation for a job well done in more ways than one on our project at the Hanna House. The waterfall, dry stack stone wall, and serpentine flagstone walkway adjacent to the classic stone patio were installed flawless with attention to detail. We have had many favorable reviews as a result of your work during the Historic Garden Tour 2012 in downtown Frederick. You and your staff as well as all the effort and time put forth is much appreciated by me as well as Mrs. Powell for a Job Well Done!

JB Powell, 11 West 2nd Street, Historic Hanna House, Frederick, Maryland


I highly recommend Pondscapes for anyone considering water features to enhance outdoor living space. Paul’s professionalism and perfectionism are matched by his creativity and insight.

He listened to my vision taking into consideration the available space and delivered a rolling water fall, combined with a stream to provide a place for birds to drink and bathe, and topped it off with a pond incorporating a “floating rock” used as a stepping stone, combining artistry and functionality.

Throughout the process he made himself available to answer questions and continues to provide excellent service in pond maintenance. I thoroughly enjoy my pond and the water feature. Listening to the tranquil sounds of cascading water while watching the antics of fish, frogs and birds, provides a peaceful and relaxing experience.

I endorse Paul and Stacie of Pondscapes for your water feature project.

Sincerely, Brenda Hedges Woodsboro, MD


While there are many companies that will install landscaping features, it is very rare to find an artist of Paul Zelenka’s skill and attention to detail. Our historic city home and its contemporary addition, koi pond and tennis court necessitated a very sensitive integration of paths, steps and patios. Paul’s creative treatment of this complex project added great beauty and value to our property.

John and Diane Laughlin, Frederick, Maryland


Paul and Stacie of Pondscapes have been managing my koi pond for the past 3 years. They have been doing a fantastic job. I own my own landscape contracting business so I don’t have a lot of time to devote to the pond, they handle it all, spring start up, maintenance during the summer and fall shut down. They notify me when things need to be done. They bring the plants, they clean the filters they do it all. I have found their pricing to be reasonable and their service professional and thorough. I don’t have their expertise, so when it comes to sound pond and koi advice and maintenance, they offer it and I accept it.

I would highly recommend their services, their company and especially their personalities. It is rare today to meet business owners with as much compassion and enthusiasm about their company. Paul and Stacie simply are a pleasure to work with.

David Lindorfer, Ijamsville, Maryland


“Pondscapes, Inc. designed and built our pond in 2001 and has cleaned it annually ever since. The pond is lovely and has added so much pleasure to our lives! We like to garden for wildlife and have been continually delighted with the myriad of “critters” the pond and its plants attract: frogs, toads, dragonflies, butterflies, a turtle, birds, etc. We were thrilled on one occasion to glimpse a pair of Baltimore orioles bathing in the pond!

We have been completely satisfied with every single experience with Pondscapes, Inc. Their expertise, enthusiasm, and responsiveness are superb in every way!”

Polly Roberts, M.D.


For over a decade, Pondscapes has been taking wonderful care of our pond. Each spring and fall, the kids and I look forward to Paul’s arrival, and the annual count of frogs, fish, snails as he puts our pond to rest each autumn, and brings it back to life each spring. Each year, Pondscapes puts together a slightly different selection of gorgeous plants, so that we have little surprises that pop up among the familiar and lovely regulars. We absolutely love working with Paul and Stacie,

Katherine B. Frederick, Maryland


We evaluated several options before selecting Pondscapes. We were very pleased with the decision as Paul was very willing to work with us throughout the project adjusting to our varied requests. He and his staff worked extremely hard in some difficult weather to make sure we were satisfied with the end product. I would recommend Pondscapes to anyone who might not know exactly what would work best for their particular landscape. Paul was very helpful with suggestions and didn’t cut corners to ensure we got want we wanted.

Ed and Karen Hollis, Middletown, Maryland


Paul is a master of stone and design. His unique talents created our home entranceway, pond and waterfall as well as our showplace fireplace. We are very pleased with his professionalism.

Bob Hawley, Frederick, MD


We have had a backyard pond for 16 years. Our first pond was installed in 1997 by another pond company. It was not well done, and it was difficult to maintain. We learned of Paul and Stacie, of Pondscapes, six or seven years ago, and they started maintaining our pond then. They have taken excellent care of it. Last year, we needed to have the pond completely rebuilt, and Paul and his crew did a wonderful job. He took such care with big and small details, and we are so happy with the results. The pond we now have is the equivalent of replacing a Ford Focus with a Mercedez Benz. The pond is beautiful, and it also functions so much better and is significantly easier to manage. And Paul and Stacie are always available to answer questions and help with any issues we have. We are so happy with our new pond!

Bob Ingram & Lynda Eckard, Bethesda, Maryland


Stacie & Paul, I want to take a moment to thank you for the care, loyalty and service you have provided over many years.

It is wonderful to have such devoted people taking care of our beautiful pond which was created and cared for by you.

We look forward to another great year together!

Best regards, Patti and Jeffrey Posnick, Bethesda, Maryland


"Careful listening to our concerns and desires...impeccable, elegant design...constant attention to time commitments...little touches above and beyond requirements...meticulous cleanup...and all at a most reasonable price. Marvelous!"

Drew Lebby and Wendy Schwartz Washington, DC


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Pondscapes Inc. | PO Box 366 Thurmont, MD 21788 | 240-446-2846 | pspondscapes@msn.com
Member: International Water Lilly and Watergarden Society | MHIC #88198

Best of Show awards in 2012 and 2016 at the Frederick Home Show