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Backyard Pond with Natural Swimming Pool and Beach

October 23, 2018, 0 Comments

This project began when a family living on the Chicago North Shore decided they wanted to completely redesign their backyard. They were yearning for a recreational pond where their kids could swim and play in the sand while remaining in the comfort of their backyard. They also wanted their backyard to be innovative, aesthetically pleasing,…

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9 Ways to Make Your Pool Eco-Friendly

October 16, 2018, 0 Comments

Having a pool in your backyard has its perks: It can increase the value of your home, add to your backyard’s aesthetics, and serve as a built-in source of constant fun and recreation for your family. After all, what’s better than a cool pool on a hot summer day? As much as we love our…


8 Backyard Ideas to Transform Your Backyard into an Oasis

October 5, 2018, 0 Comments

Want to transform your backyard into an oasis? Here are 8 features you can add to your backyard that will make you feel like you are living in the heart of nature. Water gardens are excellent, minimal maintenance water features that can bring aquatic plants and exotic wildlife to your backyard. They will make you…

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How Koi Ponds Are Designed and Constructed

September 24, 2018, 0 Comments

Have you ever wanted to improve your backyard with the serenity of the far east? Or perhaps you want a beautiful alternative to the simple foliage growing behind your home? If so, a koi pond might be the perfect solution. The landscaping professionals at Reflections have successfully designed and installed countless of these koi ponds…


Dream Backyard with Incredible Koi Pond

July 16, 2018, 0 Comments

This Chicago homeowner found Reflections through a local koi pond club during their annual tour of homes with koi ponds. He came to us starry eyed, with a lifelong dream of having a koi pond in his backyard. Reflections had the exciting task of starting with a blank slate, since the homeowner’s double lot was…


Complete Water Garden Redesign with 4 Breathtaking Waterfalls

June 13, 2018, 0 Comments

This homeowner came to us by way of another contractor who was in the process of remodeling their swimming pool and backyard. However, they still had an old pond and waterfall with a horrible leak that needed transforming. Not only was the water feature falling apart, but the homeowners thought it was unattractive compared to…


Reflections Water Gardens Featured in Quintessential Barrington Magazine

April 10, 2018, 0 Comments

DESIGNING BARRINGTON LIFESTYLES LARRY CARNES GREW UP near Barrington and as a young man, found himself interested in art, architecture, and landscape design while in school. Today, he uses those interests and honed skills in a business he owns that specializes in custom water gardens, ponds, waterfalls, and natural swimming ponds. He even creates manmade…