Natural Ponds for Homeowners Who Love the Great Outdoors
in West Chester, PA, and the Surrounding Area
Detailed Craftsmanship and Attentive Maintenance for Elegant, No-Hassle Water Features
The sight and sound of water is soothing and comforting. There's a reason people treasure beach vacations, lakeside afternoons, and summer days at the pool. They're seeking that sense of peace and enjoyment that water can provide.
Homeowners in West Chester, Pennsylvania, are harnessing that experience for themselves by installing natural ponds and swimming holes in their backyards. This gives them the opportunity for a mini-vacation any time they want it, and they're often surprised to realize a pond requires less maintenance than a lawn, reduces erosion, conserves water, and promotes a healthy ecosystem.
At Turpin Landscape Design Build, we specialize in designing, installing, and maintaining mud ponds, earthen bottom ponds, farm ponds, ecosystem ponds, and other water features. When designed as part of a natural landscape, with lovely plantings, stone patios, landscape lighting, and more, your backyard becomes a retreat, an ideal location for quiet mornings to yourself, laughter-filled evenings with friends and family, and everything in between.
We are certified Aquascape installers with extensive training and more than two decades of experience in the West Chester area. Our customized solutions include proactive attention to drainage, the freeze-thaw cycle, and more to ensure your pond is easy to care for. Our goal is to bring nature home to you, increase your property value, and enhance the time you spend outside. For your peace of mind, we provide a lifetime warranty on natural ponds and other water features if we install and maintain them.
Fill out our contact form today to learn more about the benefits of natural ponds, both for the environment and for your lifestyle. We look forward to working with you in West Chester or any of the surrounding communities.
Our Clients Appreciate Our Custom Approach and Low-Maintenance Solutions
Over the years, we've had the privilege to work on many unique backyard spaces in the West Chester area, and we're happy to know how much our clients love them. This is what they have to say about our craftsmanship and what it's like to work with us:
Your Outdoor Living Experts
With more than 20 years of experience in West Chester, Pennsylvania, and other area communities, we've become trusted leaders in the design, construction, and maintenance of mud ponds, farm ponds, natural swimming holes, and pools as well as stone patios, landscape lighting, stormwater management solutions, and more. Our passion for beautiful, natural spaces shines through in everything we do:
- Careful attention to landscaping challenges, including slopes, drainage, and the freeze-thaw cycle
- Commitment to upholding industry standards and maintaining certifications, including the Aquascape installer certification
- Passion for customized solutions, designed with your home and family in mind
- Warranties on our work: five years on hardscapes, 90 days on plants, and a lifetime on natural ponds and other water features if we install and maintain them for you
- Responsive communication, a dedicated project manager, and regular updates throughout the course of your project
- Elegant solutions that become a natural extension of your home and look as though they've always there
We're happy to answer your questions about pond care, so you can keep your water feature healthy and happy until our next maintenance visit. Fill out our contact form today for more information about earthen bottom ponds, mud ponds, and more.
See How Water Features Change a Landscape for the Better
As pool and pond specialists, maybe we're biased, but we think you'll agree: water features bring out the best in these homes. Browse our portfolio to see more examples of creative natural ponds and other water features.
Our Process Includes Responsive Communication and Our Craftsmanship Promise
Creating a great customer experience is as important to us as building beautiful landscapes. Over the years, we've streamlined our process to ensure a simple, hassle-free experience for you. View each step in our process below to learn more.
1. Get In Touch
This is where it all begins! Fill out the contact form on our website and give us some information about your project. You'll hear from us within one business day requesting any additional information that may be needed or to move forward with the next step in our process.
2. Initial Consultation
This is an opportunity for both of us to get to know each other better either on the phone or virtually. You'll go into detail about your needs and wants, to ensure we've got a good understanding of what you're looking for in your space so that we can present you with a ballpark price for your project.
3. Onsite Consultation
The Project Manager or Landscape Designer will be there, and we ask that all decision-makers be present. We’ll collect your consultation fee, which will be credited toward the design and/or construction. During this consultation we’ll take measurements, photos, and share material samples with you to help you get a better sense of what's possible. Throughout it all, we're here to guide you with expert advice and recommendations.
From there, we'll draw up your agreement and collect your deposit or design fee to secure your place on our schedule. For some projects, we'll start our design process right there on the spot!
4. Design & Materials
For larger projects and pools there is a more extensive design phase. There's a $1,500-5,000 design charge, depending upon the scope of the project and whether you'd like a 2D or 3D design. We'll have a virtual meeting to present your design plan which includes material samples. Design and material adjustments are made according to your feedback. We offer revisions, because we want to make sure the design is exactly what you're envisioning for your space. We’ll finalize your plans and draft your construction agreement. When you sign off on it and pay your construction deposit, we’ll secure your place on our calendar.
5. Project Kick-Off Meeting
You'll meet in person with the Project Manager and your crew leader, where we'll revisit the scope of your work and the fine details of your project. We'll mark everything out on the ground so you can get a sense of the layout in your space, and you'll have the opportunity to ask questions. This meeting usually occurs 2-4 weeks before construction.
Your Project Manager remains your point of contact throughout the construction phase. Our crew works hard to stick to the agreed upon schedule and budget, pending any change requests or weather conditions and other circumstances out of our control. We'll provide weekly updates on the status of the project and communicate proactively whenever something needs your attention.
7. Final Walkthrough
You'll take a final look at your new landscape with your Project Manager, and we'll show you how to properly care for and maintain your outdoor features. This is also when we'll collect your final payment.
Designing, Building, and Maintaining Natural Ponds in West Chester, PA, and the Surrounding Area
We design and build pools and landscapes for clients throughout the Chester County and beyond, including these communities:
- West Chester, PA
- Downingtown, PA
- Exton, PA
- Chester Springs, PA
- Malvern, PA
- Frazer, PA
- Kennett Square, PA
- Wilmington, DE
Full-Scale Landscaping Services For Custom Natural Outdoor Spaces
We're more than a pool company: we offer a range of landscape design build services to ensure we can complete your entire project, no matter your vision. Everything we do is backed by years of local experience, industry certifications and affiliations, ongoing training, top-of-the-line tools and equipment, and a commitment to landscaping excellence.
Pool Design, Installation, and Landscaping
A customized pool can completely transform your backyard the way you spend your time there. Our design, installation, and pool landscaping services address your lifestyle and why you want a pool (recreation, exercise, or relaxation), and we install it to merge seamlessly with the rest of your space. Visit our Pools page to learn more
We focus on creating eco-friendly ponds, as well as maintaining them to ensure you can enjoy this peaceful water feature without any disruption or hassle. Visit our Ponds page to learn more.
To ensure your pond stays healthy, clean, and beautiful, regular pond maintenance is essential. We offer comprehensive pond maintenance services so you can enjoy all the beauty and benefits of a pond without any of the work.
Water offers a soothing sight and sound in any garden. Our team designs and installs fountains, pondless waterfalls, and more to create a visual focal point in your space with a gentle background noise that helps protect your privacy and reduce noise pollution from the street or neighboring backyards. Visit our Water Features page to learn more.
Detailed plans for larger landscaping projects ensure we capture your vision and stay on schedule. As a full-service design build company, we can bring landscaping dreams of all shapes and sizes to life for you. Visit our Landscape Architecture page to learn more.
The best landscapes start with a detailed design. At Turpin Landscape Design Build, you'll have the opportunity to collaborate with our designers to ensure all your needs and preferences are addressed. Visit our Landscape Design page to learn more.
With a detailed plan in hand, our installation crew works safely and efficiently and offers regular progress updates. Our commitment to fine craftsmanship and attention to detail shines through in every finished project. Visit our Landscape Installation page to learn more.
The best outdoor living spaces are the ones that reflect the owner's personality and lifestyle. Our custom approach ensures you get to enjoy all the features you love, from fountains and stone patios to outdoor kitchens, built-in seating, a fire pit, and more. Visit our Outdoor Living page to learn more.
No landscape is complete without the practical considerations that help determine the longevity of your pool, patio, and other features. We'll address stormwater, slopes, drainage, and more to help prevent soil erosion, protect the environment, and create durable landscaping features. Visit our Drainage page to learn more.
A Career With Work/Life Balance And Opportunities for Personal and Professional Growth
Explore your landscaping interests with diverse training opportunities while enjoying year-round employment with competitive pay, vacation and sick time, company matching for your IRA, and a supportive, transparent work environment. Learn more about Turpin Landscape Design Build and apply for one of our open positions today. Visit our Careers page to learn more.