How to finish off the wall part of my waterfall

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Ideas on how to hide the black on the wall of my fountain, do I use brick to build up it, fake wall that looks like concrete - the water runs off the wall and I'd like to stay with that? Ideas?
q how to finish off the wall part of a waterfall, how to, ponds water features, Waterfall in terrace
Waterfall in terrace
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  • Janet Janet on Jun 27, 2015
    I would use bigger rocks like you have on top and build up the sides. You really want notice the black when you have water coming down. Just push it back and set a couple of nice rocks inside.
  • Dawn Dawson Dawn Dawson on Jun 28, 2015
    Agree larger rocks, if you don't have a stream near you, landscape places that sell soil by the truckload usually sell rock. Ours looks like this and they have multiple piles of all kind of rocks. Just bring like a 5 gallon bucket or something.
  • Lee Lee on Jun 28, 2015
    How about a straight down waterfall, using a sheet of metal or stone (copper etc or scraped broken granite or marble from a installer ) for the back and have it puddle at the bottom and throw in a goldfish. Means more planning and digging and cost etc. Please post your finished project. If pond is deep enough fish will survive cold but maybe not birds and 'possums etc.
  • Christina Dorrego Christina Dorrego on Jun 28, 2015
    another vote for larger rocks. and I will be putting in sedums and other succulents around mine, to drape over and soften the look.
  • Ltt834476 Ltt834476 on Jun 28, 2015
    Use larger and medium size boulders with flat stone pieces to make different levels of your water fall feature. And then just the flats stone pieces all around the bottom/ edges. Ours came out beautiful. We even added a 6-7 foot lighthouse in the back ground and pretty green tropical plants.
  • Kerry Kerry on Jun 30, 2015
    Thx everyone - I'm going to use rock to build up this wall - here's an updated photo although still not completed its close
  • Al Al on Jul 01, 2015
    For the wall part for each row, alternate using a full block. For the top, use a flat stone of the same material or flagstone.
  • Kerry Kerry on Jul 05, 2015
    All done