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Old 05-31-2010, 12:17 AM
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First Water Feature

I put in my first water feature at my house last week. I think it looks pretty good. I incorporated a dry creek bed with a bubbling boulder. I know somebody will have some constructive criticism.



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Old 05-31-2010, 01:10 AM
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I like it except for the one square block you got stuck in there. It detracts from the natural edges of the other stone.
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Old 05-31-2010, 08:49 AM
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What can be seen in the photo looks good, but can't see the entire feature as most is in deep shade. Can you post a pic showing the entire feature?
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Old 05-31-2010, 05:55 PM
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I think if you add plants that would help it in my eyes..... I like the concept
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Old 06-01-2010, 08:40 AM
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New pic without the shadows.



What kind of plants? Stays in deep shade most of the time in the back. I'll look into some shade loving perennials.
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Old 06-02-2010, 09:59 AM
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Nice! looks like you're going to get in some good zen time.
Yes, you need some good small evergreen rock garden shrubs and
some grown covers.
Some impatience would be nice as well.. The landscapers on this
forum can recommend the rock garden plants for you, I'm sure.
You know what we have that I like a lot --painted fern (shade loving)
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Old 06-03-2010, 12:50 AM
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looks like someone just backed up a dump truck, dumped out the rock, then sprayed it with water. sorry, but just doesnt work
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Old 06-03-2010, 02:15 PM
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It looks like a like of rocks to you csl -- because you don't
have the vision, thus you can't see it's potential..

I, on the other hand can see it's potential, and properly
landscaped, it's going to be
a work of art .

keep up the good work chris.
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Old 06-05-2010, 10:06 AM
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haha whatever. everyone needs to be criticized, thats how you improve. we have been building water features for over 10 years and you bet your ass we have learned ways of improving over the years. honestly it looks like a pile of rocks, not some zen garden. the rocks have no flow, the materials dont even match. stop sugar coating things and tell him like it is. everyone needs to be criticized, its part of business and it will help you learn.
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Old 06-05-2010, 02:04 PM
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Ahh, Now I can see why you can't appreciate chris's first water feature, csl.
To me your water feature looks like the typical rock
necklace water features that I see all over the net.

Not that there's anything wrong with that... but then again,
I'm sure many customers haven't a clue as
to what a really natural backyard water feature could look like --
with some more imagination, and a lot more fine tuning with the
rock placement and landscaping.
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