Chris Jackson and Carol Marder of Gwynn have decided to bring their landscape design business home to Mathews with a new subdivision to their business Jackson Landscaping.
Under the name FrogsLeapPonds, the two design and install water features such as ponds and waterfalls and surround them with plants to give the landscape a natural look and feel, attracting birds and butterflies and enhancing the appearance of the property.
They’ve installed one such feature at their home on Gwynn’s Island—a small waterfall surrounded by large and small river stones and such diverse plants as hosta and milkweed, impatiens and water lettuce, ferns and pansies and giant asters. The pond is accented with a Japanese maple, a bald cypress, a live oak, Tea Cup elephant ears, and other plants, large and small.
“Mimic nature is the theme of the design,” said Marder, “kind of like it’s always been here.”
To create the water features, the couple uses Aquascape pumps and fittings and liners that co...
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