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How to build a Pondless Boulder Fountain

Here’s a video on building a large bubbling boulder fountain.

We completed this project in Asheville, NC

Boulder fountains are a great way to get the relaxing sound of a water feature into your yard with minimal space used.

This feature only takes up about a 5×5 ft area, so they’re great for small yards.

In this video we will detail the full construction and installation process, will all tools and materials that you will need.

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Wood, Stone and Water…

Pondless Waterfall

Working in the landscape industry allows us to create beautiful features with lots of different types of materials. We are just finishing up this custom Pondless waterfall in Weaverville, NC.

This was a fun waterfall to build and was designed to flow out from under the new deck that we had built. Blending the new deck into the rock work and waterfall.

In order to do this we had to custom cut the stairs into one of our waterfall frame boulders.

Wood stairs and boulder

At first it seemed like a problem. We didn’t plan to cut the step stringers into the boulder. But after we set the waterfall rocks, we realized the frame boulder was too tall. So we got together with the carpenter and came up with a solution. In the end I think it helped to meld the two features together.

Waterfall and deck

We’ve had the opportunity to use wood, stone and even metal into some of our features. I really love to be able to blend the different materials when possible.

Metal and stone fountain

There are lots of options for your water feature projects. So think outside the box and be creative!

Semi formal fountain
Fountain with Teak post

Also using ceramics and sculpture can be a fun way to create a water feature or fountain

Ceramic Vase fountain

Give us a call to help you dream up ideas for your next landscape or water feature project.

Jacob

Living Waters Landscaping

828-301-8017

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Rock Balancing Art

Rock art

Today I took a walk with my daughter into the woods to relax, enjoy each other’s company and get into nature.

We ended up balancing some rocks at a popular swimming hole.

It was an amazing time. Taking a day off of work to spend some important time with my daughter.

Rock balancing

We started off picking some wild blueberries. Then strolling down to the river, we ate some lunch and enjoyed the waterfalls.

It was a great time. Balancing stone is an amazing meditation and relaxing art form.

Temporary art

When we finished we discussed if we should knock them down or not. We decided to leave them up. Then we hiked up to the top of the waterfall and as we looked down on our rock balancing we saw people hiking in and taking pictures of our work. Then we noticed people engaging with what we did. Some tried to balance their own rocks, one guy balanced a rock on top of ours. It was a beautiful thing.

Gravity Glue

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Rebuilding a pond and waterfall in Asheville, Nc

Pondless Waterfall

Our project the last couple weeks has been working on the rebuild of a failed pond and waterfall in Asheville, near the famous Biltmore estate.

Old pond and waterfall

The existing waterfall had failed previously and the homeowners had it filled in and abandoned it. We were contacted to try and revive the feature in the same footprint as the old one.

We were happy to help and recommended installing a Pondless waterfall instead of a pond and waterfall system. The Pondless feature would be easier to maintain for our clients.

Plus their main objective for this project was to hear the sound from the porch.

We will typically recommend a Pondless waterfall to our clients who are not necessarily interested in raising Koi.

Custom waterfall

The Pondless waterfall system will give you the beautiful sound and enjoyment of a water feature with all the maintenance included in having a pond.

With this feature we re-landscaped the project area and installed a new low voltage lighting system, including aquatic lighting so our clients could enjoy the waterfall at night.

Here’s a quick video of the project.

Give us a call anytime if you need help designing or installing a water feature of any kind.

Jacob

Living Waters Landscaping

828-301-8017

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Amazing Pondless waterfall!

We just finished this awesome, 100 ft long Pondless waterfall in Hendersonville, Nc.

This custom waterfall features a meandering stream through the upper yard of our clients house. With a stone slab stairway that leads you up to a beautiful dry laid flagstone patio.

Hendersonville waterfall

Every stone on this project was hand selected and placed to create a magical one of a kind feature.

Flagstone Patio

Our focus at Living Waters is to create custom, artistic, one of a kind water features and stone work for our clients.

Pondless waterfall

Give us a call for your next water feature or stone work project!

Jacob

828-301-8017