my first water garden

Discussion in 'Water Features' started by pferboy, Jun 11, 2003.

  1. GLAN

    GLAN Banned
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    You did a great job.

    Working with that open space is not easy to naturalize. Addition of surrounding plant material will make a world of difference, even with the waterfall where it is. The waterfall added dimension.
     
  2. Mykster

    Mykster LawnSite Senior Member
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    I also think you did a good job. If that's your first one the ones you do in the future will only get better.
     
  3. stxkyboy

    stxkyboy LawnSite Member
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    Phishook maybe the reason ur defending this guys waterfall is that urs looks just as crappy. I looked at ur previous posts and ur waterfall fit everything green in idaho described..............it looks totally unnatural and out of place.
     
  4. mexiking

    mexiking LawnSite Senior Member
    from NJ
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    Yikes
    it looks so UnNATURAL
    make a HUGE BERM around there
     
  5. bcx400

    bcx400 LawnSite Member
    from PA
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    anyone who builds a pond has to start somewhere. Considering this is your first, it looks good, and I am sure you learned a lot.

    I have to agree with Idaho though, it looks like a pile of rocks dumped on the lawn. The Aquascapes look fits perfectly into suburbia, with its cookie-cutter homes.
     
  6. jajwrigh

    jajwrigh LawnSite Bronze Member
    Male, from Martinsville, IN
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    I think it looks good. I think people forget that it takes time to master a new skill and we are expected to be prefect in eveything we do. Keep up the good, quality work!
     
  7. Green Gopher

    Green Gopher LawnSite Member
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    Pferboy,

    It looks nice for what it is, and the price you had to work with. The fact is, a natural pond is expensive to build. Use caution when building the Aqua-scape type ponds ( I know many people here swear by them) Most times they don't last long, for a host of reasons and end up getting replaced in a year or two. Good luck with future installs.

    Green in Idaho: Good to see you posting again.

    Stxkyboy: Ur was an ancient city in southern Iraq, not a word in the English language. I think the word you want is "Your"!!

    Jeremy
     
  8. bcx400

    bcx400 LawnSite Member
    from PA
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    Green Gopher- I would be interested in hearing your host of reasons why Aquascape ponds end up getting replaced in a year or two.

    Thanks!
     
  9. hole in one lco

    hole in one lco LawnSite Bronze Member
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    It looks to shallow to have fish, it needs to be deep enough to have a air poked in the winter or your fish will die heater helps.

    If you dig in levels and on a slit slant you can stack your stones to the top.


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  10. hole in one lco

    hole in one lco LawnSite Bronze Member
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    heres anther sh%t drawing the one above didn't work

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