First season in waterfall design..

Discussion in 'Water Features' started by JCDesignscapes, Mar 21, 2011.

  1. JCDesignscapes

    JCDesignscapes LawnSite Member
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    Hey all, I am a landscaper from Queens, NY. I just started branching out into waterfall design

    What are your thoughts? Tips?

    Thanks for your input!

    Joe
    JC Landscaping

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  2. turner_landscaping

    turner_landscaping LawnSite Member
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    To many stones, unnatural looking.. Never create a waterfall that is that straight in pic three. U have the basics down pump liner installation etc.. now the hard part is learning how to make it natural it takes years of experience but if you stick with it you will learn. A great book for beginers is rick bartels the Rise method.
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  3. tadpole

    tadpole LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Exactly. The ultimate aim should be to craft ponds, waterfalls and streams so they blend in with the surrounding landscape giving the viewer the impression that they have been there all along. You are looking for a different visual imprint than a Hardscape feature.

    I am amazed that the waterfall in Pic #1 does not have leaks.
     
  4. Bleed Green

    Bleed Green LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I agree too many small rocks cluttering up in the last pic.
     

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