Our Pond

Discussion in 'Water Features' started by PL&L, Apr 9, 2012.

  1. AztlanLC

    AztlanLC LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Not fabricated at all just the right stone in the right place

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  2. tadpole

    tadpole LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Must have come directly from the quarry. Hand-picked. Perfectly matched. Down here, lucky to find 2 large boulders that are the same type of rock.
     
  3. turner_landscaping

    turner_landscaping LawnSite Member
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    Is that weathered limestone or sandstone if its sandstone it won't last long with water running over it? Looks like limestone but just checking. Nice work I use the weathered up here limestone.
     
  4. STL Ponds and Waterfalls

    STL Ponds and Waterfalls LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Turner Sandstone last a LONG time if you get the dense stuff. Missiouri stone is soft, but Arkanas is some pretty tuff rock.
     
  5. STL Ponds and Waterfalls

    STL Ponds and Waterfalls LawnSite Bronze Member
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    No we are lucky to have nice stone like that in the good ol midwest.
     
  6. Lite4

    Lite4 LawnSite Gold Member
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    Neat design. I like that.
     
  7. turner_landscaping

    turner_landscaping LawnSite Member
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    Never had Arkansas its always Missouri or Michigan however sandstone is sandstone and will break down especially w water running over it. Save yourself the headaches and use weathered limestone. It will give the same look. I use the sandstone as a edge stone on ponds and waterfalls because of the ease at which natural moss can be grown on it. Everyone has there own opinions though lol.
     
  8. tadpole

    tadpole LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Of all the existing rock, Sandstone is the quickest to erode, some varieties faster than others. It does make for great moss rock because of its porosity. Down here, we have to settle for lichen. Better than nothing, I guess.
     
  9. STL Ponds and Waterfalls

    STL Ponds and Waterfalls LawnSite Bronze Member
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    You guy's will just have try the Arkansas stone. After 8 years it is still doing great in my first pond with really no signs of eroding. Unfortuantely our MO sandstone is junk like I said.

    I just redid part of a pond that is 10 years old and was built with a lot of limestone that was turning to mush.

    All the stone is just a regional thing! Our weathered limestone is junk and Wisconsin has some VERY dense limestone. I wish I had a yard and the money to buy and store a lot of stone from around the country do to some being cheaper and better than our native stone.
     
  10. robinbird

    robinbird LawnSite Member
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    We have Tufa in our area which comes from naturally occuring soda springs both warm and cold -- it does not erode and Alpine plants love it. I built a waterfall over 20 years ago with it and it's still good -- but it's porous enough to leak so a liner has to be behind it wherever it's used.
     

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