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Ponds & Water Features
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Ponds and water features are becoming more and more popular each and every year. From pondless waterfalls to all kinds of water features such as fountains and streams, ponds and water features can enhance your home's landscape and even help increase your home's overall value. Pond design and planning can be confusing. That's where Hometalk comes in to help! From advice on how to find a professional pond installer, to the best water feature to include, we are here to help.
We just purchased this house and it has a great 3/4 acre yard with a pond in front. It has a fountain, w/a spray fountain (see white pvc pipe in pic). We like it OK, but it is dirty as it
is under the trees and gets lots of leaves in it. The fountain leaks in back and the water keeps getting lower and lower, probably a hole in the liner somewhere.
So we are thinking of filling in the pond w/small red lava landscaping rock on bottom (lots of this in a garden we are redoing and I dislike it), then river rocks on top w/the fountain still bubbling up in the middle. Any suggestions on how to do this properly so that the water will not leak out, and we don't have to continue to refill the water level? Thanks for any ideas, I live in Wyoming so there is LOTS of snow in the winter and it is only used in the summer months.
Now we are also going to redo the front of the house w/a full length deck (eventually a roof over it). Have some cinder blocks, and thought about using wood decking over them w/the blocks as support. Do we need to place the blocks in sand to level? Or how should we proceed?
Does anyone know if it is at all possible that a Blue Heron or an Egret would be able to take "5" Koi at one time? Then come back the next day and take 4 more; the next day he/she/they
took the remaining "3". Yes, after the first hit we tried to protect the pond even more than it already is. The pond is relatively well-covered with tree branches. I'm thinkin' the one of the roofers next door came and helped himself to our fish thinking that they were worth $$$. Any thoughts out there? They were so precious to us ~~ some being over 20-years old.
As you can see fro the photos we used an Aquascape Patio Pond and removed the plant shelf. We installed a 10" pvc pipe in the center of the patio pond to create a pedestal for the mill
stone. We added an LED accent light on the center plum and placed 3 1 watt LED lights under the stone to capture the water falling. This project made the perfect center piece for this garden design. What do ya think?
Before we had a small pond and waterfall that was basically grade level. This spring my husband wanted to enlarge it with a bigger waterfall. He also hoped to add some extra seating.
It has a cinder block wall that was covered with slate and topped with flagstone. The pond and waterfall was small of concrete and rocks and flagstone arranged on it to give it a more natural look. Now the water flows down the higher waterfall providing us with the soothing sounds of man made nature!!! Too see more, go to http://awalkinthecountryside.blogspot.com/20...