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Old 05-17-2013, 08:41 PM
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Ready for Criticism.. my pond ha ha

Decided to rebuild my pond, after the one i build last year was a let down.
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Old 05-17-2013, 08:49 PM
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brought in a few dump truck loads of fill to bring the area up as well as top soil and pea gravel
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Old 05-17-2013, 09:02 PM
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Old 05-17-2013, 09:03 PM
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Old 05-17-2013, 09:05 PM
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Old 05-19-2013, 12:24 PM
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Old 05-19-2013, 01:34 PM
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Lol.. can't really tell pictures didn't up load and are to far away to criticise anything maybe that was the plan Lol.. just joking t190.
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Old 05-19-2013, 05:04 PM
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hah seems everyone is scared to post pics of there work!... having photo bucket trouble so didn't take the time to upload them all.
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Old 05-23-2013, 10:31 AM
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It is exciting to build your first pond. It looks like your actual workmanship is good. The pond is built they way people built them for many years, and many people still build them like that.

My strong advice is to buy Rick Bartel's book The RISE Method. It is available on Amazon for $12.50. You can read the book in about 30 minutes. After reading the book you will be able to criticize you design with your new insight and knowledge.

In my opinion, the goal of a "natural" looking pond should be to look like something you find on a hike through the woods or the mountains. I would say by that definition, the pond is probably not the greatest. If you love it, and it is on your own property then that is what matters. If a customer paid a lot of money for it, they probably could have found another pond contractor that would have created a more aesthetically pleasing pond.

If you read the book, or attend a workshop on building natural water features you will instantly know what I am talking about.

Props for posting and asking for criticism. Hopefully you will gain a lot of knowledge because of it. Good luck!

Here is a link to a thread I started about a pond I built some time ago:
http://www.lawnsite.com/showthread.php?t=250189

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