About Us

Ties with Nature Ponds and Gardens

Susan & Cheryl welcome you to the new look website of Ties With Nature Ponds and Gardens.  Susan & Cheryl bought this thriving business venture in the Spring of 2013 with a view to building up its customer base and expanding its offering of specialist services – such as rain water harvesting systems. We have undertaken training with industry specialists. We are particularly proud as Susan completed the Canarm (Canadian Association of Rainwater Management) course in the fall of 2013. A member of the first cohort to be trained in this vital area in Western Canada.

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We also received on the job training and consultation from the previous owner. Our reason for buying this business was to develop our understanding of nature and ecology and share these principles of sustainability with people and their properties. We offer nature inspired design, construction and maintenance services that have a sustainable and beneficial impact on our environment.

Ties with Nature is a licensed company based out of Qualicum Beach, British Columbia.  We carry liability insurance and are registered with WorkSafe BC.

We are proud to offer our  services to a majority of Vancouver Island including Victoria, Duncan, Ladysmith, Nanaimo, Lantzville, Nanoose Bay, Parksville and Qualicum Beach as well as surrounding Islands. We are extended our services onto the mainland for the 2015 season.

 Ponds, Waterfalls and Water Features

Pond Design & Construction

Pond Design and ConstructionWe are pleased to offer complete solutions for your pond, waterfall or water feature needs.  From the first on-site estimate consultation we will work along with you and offer our creativity and expertise towards  the water feature design of your dreams.  We specialize in the design and construction of natural looking ponds, waterfalls and pondless waterfalls but also cater to those wishing to implement modern water features or water walls.  Please feel free to browse our pond construction and waterfall design image gallery or our pond and waterfall video gallery.

Pond Maintenance & Maintenance Plans

Pond Cleaning and Maintenance ServiceDo you have a green or slimy pond?  Does your waterfall leak or is your pond losing water?  Is your water feature overrun and being choked out with aquatic plants?  Has your pond pump pumped it’s last gallon of water?  The answer to these and many more questions is our pond maintenance service.

We will work along with you to develop a custom pond maintenance plan developed specifically for the unique needs and requirements of your pond.  It takes continual care and attention to acquire an ideal balance for a healthy pond ecosystem.  If you have a pond emergency or require a one time pond cleaning we can handle that too.

Rainwater Collection and Harvesting

Our unique Rainwater Harvesting System provides you with the sights and sounds of a beautiful self sustaining pondless waterfall while allowing you to avoid unsightly above ground water cisterns.  You will also avoid water bans and watering restrictions.  Our sub-service rainwater collection basin allows you to capture, store and reuse clean filtered, nutrient rich rain water rather than municipally treated water or hard well water.

Lake Management

Lake Management ServicesOur lake restoration and maintenance services will help to ensure a health, balanced lake ecosystem.  Lakes require an expertise and maintenance plan to assure their continued health.  If left unattended lakes will naturally evolve in to swamps and then eventually meadows.  Our lake management services will keep your lake looking vibrant and fresh.


Naturescaping ServicesOur naturescape service is the practice of designing (or redesigning) a landscape primarily utilizing native plants to reduce water use, stormwater runoff, and pollution without sacrificing splendor.

Creating a naturescape will also save you time, money, and energy – all while providing a beautiful habitat for birds, wildlife, and you.  You can have a flourishing wildlife habitat right in your own yard.

Pond & Waterfall Restoration

Pond Restoration ServicesPerhaps you have acquired a new property while in turn inheriting an old pond or maybe your current pond requires a bit of a face lift or even an addition, we can help.  We posses the experience and knowledge base required in order to revive your pond and provide you with a brand new highly efficient and visually appealing water feature to be enjoyed for years to come.


contact us  For more information on any of our services or if you would like to request a free on-site estimate please feel free to contact us by telephone or email, we look forward to hearing from you.