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Another first water feature

Discussion in 'Water Features' started by ponderosa, Aug 23, 2008.

  1. ponderosa

    ponderosa LawnSite Member
    Messages: 12

    Here's a few pics of a water feature I did at my own place. I've been in the landscape construction industry for a long time, but much of it was commercial and we never got into the real creative stuff. This is the first water feature I've installed and I did it to have something to show to clients that are pondering the idea. Had limited space, so I couldn't do a stream. I'm pretty happy with how it turned out...but let's hear what you guys think.

  2. Venturewest

    Venturewest LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 516

    Congratulations on your first feature. I think it turned out really nice. Your rocks and rock placement is really good. Your falls look natural. Your edges of the pond look great with the few accent boulders well placed. I like how you cut the rock into your path.

    That is a really nice feature that many experienced pond builders would not be able to build.

    It would nice if there was a better way to hide the skimmer.

    Good job. Hope you sell a bunch more.
  3. Supertiger

    Supertiger LawnSite Member
    Messages: 189

    I love the choice of rock on the falls. and how it comming out of the stone, thats differant than the usual bio falls tub.
  4. Even Cut Lawn Care

    Even Cut Lawn Care LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 645

    I do believe you are the first person to ever incoporate a whitetail skull into a water feature!:clapping::clapping:
  5. ponderosa

    ponderosa LawnSite Member
    Messages: 12

    Even Cut- Nice pull on the whitetail. There are also a couple of mule deer sheds on the outskirts of the feature.
    Tiger- Once I saw that waterfall rock at the rock yard, I knew exactly what I was going to do. I made the guys pull it from way in the back of the pile.
    Venture- the skimmer box is something I would definately do different next time. I should have pulled it back and dug in into the grade a little better. Then it would have blended with the flagstone better. The good thing is that as people approach the house they are looking at the falls, not the skimmer. I'll post a pic later of how the feature sits adjacent to the house. Can't wait until I do another one. Like most things, I think the more you do the better you get.
  6. tadpole

    tadpole LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,221

    Very, very nice!! Probably the most natural appearing Water Feature that I have seen on this site. If you could find a skimmer cover rock that is the same type, or at least color, of the other rock, it would not be so obtrusive. You appear to have that keen eye for what really makes a project appear natural. You should have been doing Water Features all along.
  7. ponderosa

    ponderosa LawnSite Member
    Messages: 12

    Thanks Tad. putting different rock on that skimmer may be a good idea. problem is I can't find any matching rock that I can lift on and off without a piece of equipment. There aren't many flat/thin pieces of that volcanic rock. I thought about playing with glueing some small pieces to a lid though. Not sure if I could pull that off or not.
  8. Even Cut Lawn Care

    Even Cut Lawn Care LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 645

    I bet you could make that work, just leave a small hole that you could insert something to pull the lid off with,...

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