First pond on my own... let me have it... but be nice!

Discussion in 'Water Features' started by ROC lawn and landscapes, Sep 14, 2010.

  1. ROC lawn and landscapes

    ROC lawn and landscapes LawnSite Member
    Messages: 82

    This is my first pond that i've done after starting up my own business. let me know what things I could work on. thanks for looking!




  2. STL Ponds and Waterfalls

    STL Ponds and Waterfalls LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,174

    I think it looks good for your first pond. It just needs some of the larger boulders mixed in the pond/falls itself. Go walk some streams and look at all the ponds and falls you can to develope YOUR style. That being said the back boulder wall scares the hell out of me. The joints and boulders need to be staggared.
  3. WGrnd21

    WGrnd21 LawnSite Member
    from NC
    Messages: 73

    I agree, would like to see some bigger boulders mixed in. Also not a fan of the pipe in the third picture.
  4. punt66

    punt66 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 8,536

    good for your first pond. But it doesnt look natural. What is with the pipe?
  5. tadpole

    tadpole LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,221

    You seem to have the construction basics down. I do agree with Keith, the large boulders should be mixed in with the smaller rock and to make it look more "natural", a wider selection of rock sizes would do the trick.

    Why is a flagstone spillway so widely used in this business? It certainly is not natural (except maybe in Pennsylvania). Most spillway rocks in a naturally occurring waterfall are slightly concave from years of water erosion and are the same type as the surrounding rock.

    Sorry for the tangent. It looks good for your first. Work on your aesthetics.

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