bubbling boulders

Discussion in 'Water Features' started by CLARK LAWN, Dec 21, 2008.


    CLARK LAWN LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,526

    i want to build a bubbling boulder in my front yard come spring, Ive been reading up and i would like to see something with some pics are there any books i could get to help me with this?
  2. JeffY

    JeffY LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 324

    Here's some pics of what we have done.

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    Houlton Water F. 3.jpg
  3. Fiano Landscapes

    Fiano Landscapes LawnSite Member
    Messages: 69

    Here is one that we did. Really easy, and cheap. we used the aquascape aqua basin for ours. We also hung a landscape light from the pergola over it> Very nice accent peice.


  4. ANC Stone Creations

    ANC Stone Creations LawnSite Member
    Messages: 160

    Here are a couple of pictures of some of our rocks installed.

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    dished bird bath pondless 2.jpg
  5. ANC Stone Creations

    ANC Stone Creations LawnSite Member
    Messages: 160

  6. Lite4

    Lite4 LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,170

    Here are a few smaller ones from way back. Funny you should ask about a book. I am actually about halfway through writing a book on building waterfeatures the professionals way, which I hope to get published in 09.

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  7. Venturewest

    Venturewest LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 513

    That is awesome Tim! I will buy the book, especially if you put a shot of one of my features in it. (As long as it is not used as an example of bad design) I am still trying to plug you for a seminar at our big wholesale pond distributor.

    I really do believe you could have great success with a well written, well photographed book on professional water feature design. There really is no good product out there right now. Good luck!
  8. coxlandscaping

    coxlandscaping LawnSite Member
    Messages: 104

    Hey Guys this may be a dumb question but what size bits are you using or are you core drilling these? They look really good.
  9. Lite4

    Lite4 LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,170

    Core drilling. Usually between 1.5" to 2.5" depending on desired water volume and effect. Just remember on soft rock such as sandstone you will want to sleeve the cored out boulder with pvc or poly pipe to prevent excessive errosion over time.
  10. zedosix

    zedosix LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,655

    Really like the natural stone bubbling rocks. Those faux rocks just don't do it for me.

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