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Photos from a recent job

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by JimLewis, Oct 17, 2007.

  1. JimLewis

    JimLewis LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,839

    Here's a job I thought turned out pretty nice. We installed the flagstone patio and the water feature pictured here;


  2. neversatisfiedj

    neversatisfiedj LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,028

    Very natural looking. Nice work.
  3. cgland

    cgland LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,929

    Top quality Jim! I love it!

  4. DoetschOutdoor

    DoetschOutdoor LawnSite Bronze Member
    from S. IL
    Posts: 1,818

    Very nice as usual with your work. We know you took some more pics....
  5. Captains Landscape

    Captains Landscape LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 333

    well planned out, and it shows. nice job
  6. Guzman Properties

    Guzman Properties LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 443

    Very very nice job!!!!
  7. JimLewis

    JimLewis LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,839

  8. Mike33

    Mike33 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,649

    very nice work Jim
  9. McKeeLand

    McKeeLand LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 681

    Very nice. Is that a pond less water fall?
  10. JimLewis

    JimLewis LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,839

    Yes and No. It's a Hybrid. It isn't totally pondless. Unfortunately, you can't see it from these photos. You also can't see all of the shelves the waterfall has either. It starts back behind that Rhodie and makes several turns before it gets to the bottom. So it was difficult to get a shot of the entire water feature. But there are like 5 drops or shelves in all.

    After 3 of those drops, we installed small pools of water. They are shallow - just 3" or 4" deep. But pools nonetheless. It makes the waterfall have a little deeper, more natural sound than a 100% pondless one does.

    I've been doing these Hybrid features for the last 3 or 4 we did. They are kind of the best of both worlds. I don't like ponds because of the maintenance, fish care, and liability. And the one disadvantage to pondless is when the water hits just rocks instead of a pool of water, it doesn't sound quite the same. So this hybrid is a concept we finally came up with. It has most of the benefits of pondless (low-maintenance, low liability, no fish) and all of the sound of a full on water feature with a pond.

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