Design and Construction

Design Your Dream


Reflections Water Gardens excels in designing and constructing beautiful natural backyard water features that sit in perfect balance with your existing landscape. We take into consideration every feature of your property and its needs while working closely with you to bring your creativity into the design process. We create a designing partnership with each client where careful attention is given to ensure the preservation of the surrounding environment. Your natural sanctuary will have your personal touch and our expert planning to bring a unique water feature to life and our maintenance features and services will ensure the health and condition of your pond, stream, waterfall or whatever you choose.

Design and Construction

Dream it :

Step 1: Imagine your Perfect Water Garden and Talk to Larry our Water Garden Expert

  • Call Larry at (815) 955-4911
  • Tell him your dream for a perfect Oasis of Tranquility
  • Make a follow-up appointment


Step 2: Follow up with Larry on the Phone or in Person

  • Larry will share rough sketches based on your initial vision
  • Together you will brainstorm and explore all the options
  • Larry will take the final brainstorm and begin a formal design.


Step 3: Secure Reflections Design Services with a Retainer

  • The Retainer is variable and will be determined by Reflections and based on the scope of the project.


Step 4: Review Hand renderings and Proof Images

  • Client Approval to move to the next step


Design and Construction
Design and Construction

Design it :

Step 1: 2D Design using rendering software

  • Client Approval to move to the next step

Step 2: Creating a Project Budget and payment dates

  • Client Approval to move to the next step

Step 3: Creating 3D Renderings (not necessary for some smaller projects)

  • Client Approval to move to the next step

Step 4: If needed: Reflection will find an Engineer and obtaining topographical surveys and soil assessments

Step 5: Obtaining bids from necessary contractors

  • Client Approval to move to the next step

Step 6: If needed: Obtain Permits from necessary Governing Bodies

Step 7: Pay a Project Deposit to begin Construction

  • Construction Dates will be set when the deposit is paid


Do it :

Step 1: Construction Begins

  • Reflections will Seek client approval for any changes to budget or structural/design changes deemed necessary during construction

Step 2: Project Construction is Completed

Step 3: Reflections will instruct the client on the care and service required to maintain their new water garden

Step 4: Final Payments are made

  • Reflections will invoice the client for any remaining balance on the project

Step 5: Enjoy your Oasis of Tranquility

  • Although It may take several months for elements of your Water Garden to grow in Reflections encourages you to begin enjoying your new water garden right away!


Design and Construction

Just as with any type of building your water feature will be constructed to withstand the changing of seasons and the most severe weather conditions. Every property is unique and we have the experience and expertise necessary to properly evaluate your grounds and plan the most optimal construction of your pond, waterfall, fountain etc. Your water feature will be built with every necessary consideration for the features of its surroundings to ensure its proper function and seamless integration into your environment.

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