The Fish Pond (Summer 1999)
To add some color and attraction to the backyard, my wife and I decided that a fish pond and waterfall was what was needed.
|First the retaining wall bricks and landscaping lumber was brought in. A preformed pond and liner will be used to construct the waterfall and catch basin. The landscaping lumber was used to construct a retaining wall with an air gap between it and the brick wall.|
|The retaining wall bricks will form the outer wall and give the area contour and character.|
|With the wall in place and the catch basin set, fill dirt will be use to form the area for the waterfall. A pool liner will be used to line the path the water will follow.|
|5 yards of top soil filed the area around the pond.|
starts to take shape.
2000 pounds of field stones were used around the pond and to form the shape of the waterfall. Slate and other decorative stones were also added.
|An additional 200 pounds of beach pebbles were used around the waterfall to fill the small gaps....|
|Plants and flowers give color and enhance the look.|
|The finished pond
will include accent lighting and a fountain in the pond.
|Another look at the flowers...|
|And another look...|
|The finished look in the evening sun.|
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