First Water Feature

Discussion in 'Water Features' started by chrisvinky, May 31, 2010.

  1. chrisvinky

    chrisvinky LawnSite Senior Member
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    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.:usflag:

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  2. White Gardens

    White Gardens LawnSite Fanatic
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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.
     
  3. tadpole

    tadpole LawnSite Bronze Member
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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?
     
  4. wurkn with amish

    wurkn with amish LawnSite Senior Member
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    I think if you add plants that would help it in my eyes..... I like the concept
     
  5. chrisvinky

    chrisvinky LawnSite Senior Member
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    New pic without the shadows.

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    What kind of plants? Stays in deep shade most of the time in the back. I'll look into some shade loving perennials.
     
  6. CJF

    CJF LawnSite Member
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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)
     
  7. csl

    csl LawnSite Member
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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
     
  8. CJF

    CJF LawnSite Member
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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.
     
  9. csl

    csl LawnSite Member
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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.
     
  10. CJF

    CJF LawnSite Member
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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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