Some of the most famous landscapes in the world all have something in common.
They have some kind of water feature.
What is it about water in the garden that makes one smile? I think it's because generally they are soothing and peaceful.
A simple fountain will do the trick. You do need electric running to it for the pump to operate. Or you may get more elaborate and build a waterfall. This might be incorporated into a pond or there might be multiples falls as part of a stream in your yard. It also might be an interesting element of your pool design.
A project I have been working on for quite awhile is getting close to completion....the hardscape, anyway. I believe major plantings are on hold until spring. Nevertheless, I am excited about it as I feel it is quite spectacular.
The VERY curvilinear swimming pool has a vanishing edge along with a waterfall. Now I must admit, I had my doubts about this waterfall. You might ask why.
Waterfalls are difficult to actually detail in a design. You can indicate where the falls are, how high and wide the waterfall shall be, and indicate the general concept. But there is no way to specify exact stones to build it with. You can have a picture in your mind and know certain sizes and shapes that work well in particular areas. But you can't be exact.
That is why I am thrilled with this waterfall. After choosing the stones, doing some sketches, and actually placing some of the rock myself...it's a winner. I will try to post pictures soon.
The vanishing edge appears to be on top of a mountain, where the water drops off to nowhere.
A touch of Spring in the woods.
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