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Maintenance for Decorative Retention Ponds

Building the world’s best retention pond may result in awards and accolades from the community. 

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Permanently Filled vs Temporary Drainage Basin

Retention and detention ponds are commonly confused, and the similarities in their names don’t help. 

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Attracting Wildlife Without Damage to the Retention Pond

There are quite a few reasons to target certain wildlife when designing a retention pond. 

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Planting Retention Ponds for a Natural Look

Retention ponds thrive when planted and tend to experience issues when kept bare. 

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Lining Retention Ponds: Why and How

The earliest retention ponds were all unlined because there was little understanding of why these ponds need lining so much. 

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Options for Making Retention Ponds More Decorative

With many states requiring little to no features that would be purely decorative for retention ponds, it’s no wonder so many are just blank constructions of concrete and polymer liner.

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Why are Most Retention Ponds Often So Unpopular?

Retention ponds are actually a positive feature of any neighborhood or urban area, but they’re not always popular. 

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The Importance of Water Retention Ponds

Retention ponds were once only used in agriculture and industrial site development, but now they’re commonly found in neighborhoods, and even backyards, in areas with heavy rainfall.

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