new pond pics

Discussion in 'Water Features' started by TONTAGE, Jul 4, 2009.

  1. TONTAGE

    TONTAGE LawnSite Member
    from CT
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  2. Lite4

    Lite4 LawnSite Gold Member
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    I love the fountain......classic!
     
  3. andyslawncare

    andyslawncare LawnSite Senior Member
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    Where did you get the little guy pissing?!?!?! I want one in my pond!!! Nice work!
     
  4. TONTAGE

    TONTAGE LawnSite Member
    from CT
    Posts: 193

    LOL,thanks.i got it at a nursery last year.i bought it on a rainy day as everything is 1/2 price when it rains.
     
  5. Bleed Green

    Bleed Green LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,514

    how did you do the waterfall? is there just a pump in the bottom of the pond sending water back there to the pool where the waterfall starts? I was wanting to do a waterfall in my pond so I am trying to get some info on waterfalls, checking them out and stuff.
    It all looks great by the way. I would say that pond took a while to dig and install. My pond is not nearly that big.
     
  6. TONTAGE

    TONTAGE LawnSite Member
    from CT
    Posts: 193

    yes,there is a pump at the bottom.project took about 3 days to do and that wasnt working full days.
    thanks for the reply
     
  7. Summit L & D

    Summit L & D LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 269

    Sorry. I posted the comment and then looked up again...and saw that another picture had loaded, totally negating my comment. Nice water feature!
     
  8. AztlanLC

    AztlanLC LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,043

    I honestly think is too much stone.
    Look for some post by zullo design and other members in here that nave a balance of softscape, big boulders and stones those ponds are my inspirations when I design one.
    looks good but it could be beautiful
     
  9. JimLewis

    JimLewis LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,835

    I'll have to agree with Aztlan. That's the first thing that struck me too - just way too much river rock. It wouldn't even be too bad if it was just around the waterfall because you used enough other rock around the waterfall and pond. But the entire hillside of river rock detracts from the water feature. It would stand out a LOT more if you had used mulch or something else around the water feature. Especially if you scattered a few larger boulders around that hillside and just plantings and mulch.

    Other recommendations, if you want them;

    • Add plantings around the border of the waterfall and pond. Particularly cool if you can get something to weep over the edge like a weeping Japanese Maple or Weeping Blue Atlas Cedar or something.
    • Vary the plantings up on the hillside. A little more height. Not necessarily big trees. Could be ornamental trees or dwarf upright conifers or something. But something with some height.
    • Use plantings you would normally see around waterfalls in nature like ferns, grasses, etc.

    Just trying to help. I hope you don't take it the wrong way. Honestly, that water feature is better than most I've seen over the years here on Lawnsite. But like Aztlan said, looks good....could be beautiful.
     
  10. Stillwater

    Stillwater LawnSite Platinum Member
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    when / if the current plantings mature the river rock will soften
     

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