new pond pics

Discussion in 'Water Features' started by TRBIGCREEK, Apr 1, 2008.

  1. TRBIGCREEK

    TRBIGCREEK LawnSite Member
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    Here is a little pond sold from our home show using some stone the customer already had plus some from our supply. She already had a pond in this area that was built 18 inches above ground out of landscape timbers. The new pond is 6 by 9 with 11 ft shallow stream. The pond has an Atlantic skimmer Atlantic bio-filter and Atlantic TW 1900 pump.

    TR

    Mrs. Rose pond.jpg
     
  2. TRBIGCREEK

    TRBIGCREEK LawnSite Member
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    I had hoped to take pictures before she put out her decorations.

    TR
     
  3. Macdiesiel

    Macdiesiel LawnSite Member
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    I built a small pond last year for a good friend .I came back a week later same thing ,no fishing sign,little statues and a rubber duck in the pond
     
  4. TRBIGCREEK

    TRBIGCREEK LawnSite Member
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    The client's is in here 80's so she's entitled.

    We built a pond across the street at her sons the next day. It was built using stone he pulled out of the creek with very little from our supply. These two ponds were the first for our company. I personally have been a builder for 15 years but all the guys on the crew are just beginning to learn. Its been a challenge but they are feeling more comfortable with each project.

    TR

    Calvin Rose pond 1.jpg
     
  5. TRBIGCREEK

    TRBIGCREEK LawnSite Member
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    Here is another one from the top of the pond.

    TR

    top Rose Pond.jpg
     
  6. n2h20

    n2h20 LawnSite Senior Member
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    yeah.. same thing. i have a pond that has little wrecked ships, and scuba divers.....
    dont get it.
     
  7. STL Ponds and Waterfalls

    STL Ponds and Waterfalls LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,177

    Now you can build it to look natural right?
     
  8. TRBIGCREEK

    TRBIGCREEK LawnSite Member
    Posts: 168

    STL,

    After doing this for 15 years the biggest factor in making a pond or stream look natural depends on the customer. As contractors we can suggest/encourage all we want but in the end the customer's budget determines the final outcome.

    TR
     
  9. wurkn with amish

    wurkn with amish LawnSite Senior Member
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    I still think you can do it in most budgets.
    Don't make it look like it was dropped out
    of the air.
    Use alittle different plant selection than grasses
    and liriope.
    when you build natural its more pleasing to the eye.
    And when you build a mound for the falls, its unnatural.
    Try bringing the rock out into the landscape, it helps.
    Also the ring around the waterfeature, try to make the landscape
    help break that up.
    keep trying!
     
  10. TRBIGCREEK

    TRBIGCREEK LawnSite Member
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    Have you read the whole thread? I built it to the customers desire because they intend on doing the landscape themselves.

    TR
     

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