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Old 09-14-2010, 09:08 PM
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First pond on my own... let me have it... but be nice!

This is my first pond that i've done after starting up my own business. let me know what things I could work on. thanks for looking!
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Old 09-15-2010, 12:18 AM
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I think it looks good for your first pond. It just needs some of the larger boulders mixed in the pond/falls itself. Go walk some streams and look at all the ponds and falls you can to develope YOUR style. That being said the back boulder wall scares the hell out of me. The joints and boulders need to be staggared.
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Old 09-15-2010, 09:12 AM
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I agree, would like to see some bigger boulders mixed in. Also not a fan of the pipe in the third picture.
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Old 09-15-2010, 09:34 AM
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good for your first pond. But it doesnt look natural. What is with the pipe?
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Old 09-15-2010, 12:02 PM
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You seem to have the construction basics down. I do agree with Keith, the large boulders should be mixed in with the smaller rock and to make it look more "natural", a wider selection of rock sizes would do the trick.

Why is a flagstone spillway so widely used in this business? It certainly is not natural (except maybe in Pennsylvania). Most spillway rocks in a naturally occurring waterfall are slightly concave from years of water erosion and are the same type as the surrounding rock.

Sorry for the tangent. It looks good for your first. Work on your aesthetics.
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