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Old 07-08-2009, 05:07 AM
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Water Feature We Just Installed

Here are some photos from a recent project we've been working on. First one before photo, then several after photos.....

Unfortunately, we were unable to install many plants around the water feature right now because the clients are getting the house painted soon and they didn't want the painters trampling the new plants. So we just installed one large japanese maple for now. More plants to come finish it off later.

Also unfortunate that I don't have any good photos of the lower pond. There is a good sized lower pond below the big falls but unfortunately, some polymeric sand got into it from the pavers we installed around the water feature and created some suds in that lower pond. So I'll have photos of that later. Anyway, here is the BEFORE photo....


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Old 07-08-2009, 05:10 AM
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And here are a few after photos and close-ups....


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Old 07-08-2009, 05:11 AM
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Old 07-08-2009, 05:21 AM
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I'd prefer not to install a water feature next to a Segmental Retaining Wall. It's difficult to blend the natural look of a water feature with the formal look of an SRW. But that was the client's idea and wish so we made it happen. Regardless, I thought it turned out pretty nice.
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Old 07-08-2009, 06:52 AM
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My opinion probably doesn't matter because I have no idea what I'm talking about, but...

I think it looks really cool. Good job. How long did that take?
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Old 07-08-2009, 10:04 AM
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One of the better blendings of informal with formal that I have seen. Customer should be happy!
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Old 07-09-2009, 01:28 AM
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I'd prefer not to install a water feature next to a Segmental Retaining Wall. It's difficult to blend the natural look of a water feature with the formal look of an SRW. But that was the client's idea and wish so we made it happen. Regardless, I thought it turned out pretty nice.
I agree, however, you did a nice job at blending the two. Looks great.
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Old 07-09-2009, 01:38 AM
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My opinion probably doesn't matter because I have no idea what I'm talking about, but...

I think it looks really cool. Good job. How long did that take?
Thanks. About 3 Days. 2 guys and one Bobcat MT55 mini skid steer / track loader.

Little Giant (Watermark? is their new name, I think?) 10S pump (110 GPM) with a 3" PVC line to create enough flow to make those wide sheets of water.
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Old 07-12-2009, 10:18 AM
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Nice one jimmy keep you head up theres hopefully more to come PM me some time
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Old 07-13-2009, 01:55 PM
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Yeah I agree on the natural issue but still looks good. Nice job.
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