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Water Feature We Just Installed

Discussion in 'Water Features' started by JimLewis, Jul 8, 2009.

  1. JimLewis

    JimLewis LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,872

    Here are some photos from a recent project we've been working on. First one before photo, then several after photos.....

    Unfortunately, we were unable to install many plants around the water feature right now because the clients are getting the house painted soon and they didn't want the painters trampling the new plants. So we just installed one large japanese maple for now. More plants to come finish it off later.

    Also unfortunate that I don't have any good photos of the lower pond. There is a good sized lower pond below the big falls but unfortunately, some polymeric sand got into it from the pavers we installed around the water feature and created some suds in that lower pond. So I'll have photos of that later. Anyway, here is the BEFORE photo....


  2. JimLewis

    JimLewis LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,872

    And here are a few after photos and close-ups....






  3. JimLewis

    JimLewis LawnSite Fanatic
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  4. JimLewis

    JimLewis LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,872

    I'd prefer not to install a water feature next to a Segmental Retaining Wall. It's difficult to blend the natural look of a water feature with the formal look of an SRW. But that was the client's idea and wish so we made it happen. Regardless, I thought it turned out pretty nice.
  5. 93Chevy

    93Chevy LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 40,292

    My opinion probably doesn't matter because I have no idea what I'm talking about, but...

    I think it looks really cool. Good job. How long did that take?
  6. tadpole

    tadpole LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,221

    One of the better blendings of informal with formal that I have seen. Customer should be happy!
  7. pitrack

    pitrack LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,048

    I agree, however, you did a nice job at blending the two. Looks great.
  8. JimLewis

    JimLewis LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,872

    Thanks. About 3 Days. 2 guys and one Bobcat MT55 mini skid steer / track loader.

    Little Giant (Watermark? is their new name, I think?) 10S pump (110 GPM) with a 3" PVC line to create enough flow to make those wide sheets of water.
  9. Infinity Landscapes  Inc

    Infinity Landscapes Inc LawnSite Member
    Messages: 168

    Nice one jimmy keep you head up theres hopefully more to come PM me some time
  10. M&N Maintenance

    M&N Maintenance LawnSite Member
    Messages: 53

    Yeah I agree on the natural issue but still looks good. Nice job.

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