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How LCM Continues to be the most trusted, innovative company in the COMPETITIVE Water Feature Industry

About LCM Waterfalls & Ponds

From serene water gardens, to the majestic cascade of natural stone waterfalls, and from the ambient glow of landscape lighting to the artful realism of faux rock — LCM Waterfalls & Ponds believes in the power of exceptional design as the cornerstone of innovation. We embrace the endless possibilities of outdoor water features, crafting spaces that not only imagine but reimagine your outdoor world. Every project begins not just with a design but with a vision to turn the ordinary into the extraordinary. We create a place for our customers to better connect with life, nature, themselves, friends and family. 


The Secret to Our Success: founder landon malave

Landon started learning the secret to innovative, beautiful and durable water features by working with a respected pioneer of the industry who had decades of experience building waterfalls. For the last 10+ years, Landon has been working with customers throughout Colorado and the United States, helping them create magical spaces that can help them better connect with life, nature, friends and family. His expertise and specialization in water features, along with his true dedication to the customer experience, is what gives LCM Wateffalls & Ponds the edge over other landscape designers in Colorado. 

our process

Our process is intended to take all of the guesswork, stress and frustration out of large-scale contract projects. We don’t dig one single hole before we’ve answered all of your questions, given you a price and set expectations for the duration of the project.

Initial Phone Call

The first step is to give us a call, or fill out our request form online. Let us know what you’re envisioning to transform your backyard oasis. Maybe you’re still in the early phases of choosing a water feature contractor — we’re happy to help answer any questions you might have in this initial phase. Or, maybe you want us to come take a look at your existing setup and see what we recommend! We love to create new features that blend seamlessly with existing features and the surrounding environment.

Scheduled Home Consultation

Once we’ve gotten to know a little bit more about your needs, we’ll come do an in-person evaluation of the property and talk more specifics about how we can work with you based on the configuration of your property. This is a thorough evaluation that helps us ensure there are no big issues we need to handle before work begins, and prevents unexpected delays down the line.

Project Design & 3D Rendering

Once we’ve taken a closer look at your property, we will begin creating a project design for your outdoor space. This gets us closer to understanding exactly what kind (and how much) material we’ll need, and acts as the blueprint for everything. We will then use cutting-edge 3D Rendering technology to give you an accurate visual representation of what your property is going to look like when the transformation process is complete!

Approval & Construction

Once you’ve given the approval on budget and timeline, we begin construction. The start of the project sometimes causes anxiety, especially when working with other contractors. But since we pride ourselves in really making a connection with the client and making sure everyhing is absolutely clear before starting work, the process is much smoother than it can be with some other companies.

Project complete!

Despite the way the yard might look in certain transitional phases of the project, the end of the project is always an awe-inspiring experience. We’ll clean up, get out of your hair and let you begin enjoying your new, captivating piece of backyard nature.

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Putting it All Together!

Watch this video featuring Owner Landon Malave as he talks about the entire process from start to finish!

A Lower-Maintenance Water Feature

Something you might notice when we complete your pond installation (as well as any of our other pond installations) is that we don’t use a thick bed of gravel to line the ponds.

There are many ways to build ponds that are new, innovative, different than the old ways. Just like in every market, there are technologies and advancements that make the old ways outdated. When we set up a koi pond, for example, it will have bottom drains, planter pockets for aquatic plants, two fish-friendly skimmers, and an external filtration system that is robust and redundant so that our homeowners get the best possible outcome and aren’t sifting through gravel bottoms.

Our approach doesn’t make a pond so that it’s ZERO maintenance. But when it is neccessary to drain the pond to do a full clean out, we guarantee you will get everything out of the pond, without sifting through gravel, without washing endlessly and never getting it all. You won’t have overgrown aquatic plants that take over the entire pond because of all the settlement in the gravel. We pour concrete over our entire system for longevity, and to ensure your liner can’t be punctured.