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Best of Houzz award!

We won the best of Houzz service award for this year.

Vist our Houzz site to see what we are up to and check out some of our water features, patios and gardens in the Asheville area.





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Asheville Waterfall Construction

Here is a video showing  the construction of a large waterfall we recently constructed for our clients in Asheville, NC.



Is you water feature ready for Spring?

​We spent the day yesterday getting some of the water features we installed last year ready for spring. 

Now is a great time to get your pond cleaned out and to check your system for leaks. Winter can have a toll on some ponds in Asheville. 

Asheville pond cleaning It’s a good time to get your pump put back in if you had it pulled out for winter. Also you should get the aeration going again now that it’s warmer. 

Give us a call for Spring start ups, Spring cleaning or any other pond maintenance needs. 


Living Waters Landscaping 


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Asheville Landscaping: Water Feature Fun!

I love building ponds and waterfalls. I enjoy every part of creating water features from design to finish. 

Today I wanted to post about adding fun design features to water features. There are many ways to make your pond, stream or waterfall beautiful & functional.

A few things I like to put into water features are:

‘Old World’ Stone Bridge over Stream

Bridges, statuary, aquatic lighting, decks and sometimes some wood, like a dry log you might have found in the mountains around Asheville.

A bridge is always a great water feature if it works in layout for your yard or garden. We have used stone, wood and metal to breach a gurgling stream or tranquil pond. 


Another great landscaping water feature is a statue that is placed correctly. This is a simple way to add a lot character to your landscape.

Remember to try and carry a theme when you are choosing a statue. In the picture below, we chose a small stone Pagoda to accent the waterfall. This was in keeping with the Japanese garden we were creating.



Hillside Pond with ‘Wine Deck’

 Another fun landscaping idea to add to your water feature is a deck. It gives a great place for relaxing by a waterfall or watching the fish frolic in the pond. I like the look and feel of adding different elements to the garden. Mixing wood, stone, water, and earth together make a feature or garden that is both functional and artistic.     


  Don’t forget the aquatic and landscape lighting when planning your water feature. Aquatic lighting is always one of my favorite parts of the job. I like to get creative and put lights in little nooks and under little streams in the falls.   LED lights work great for pond and waterfall lighting because they are more energy efficient and they last much longer than halogen bulbs. 

More fun landscaping water features ideas soon to come!!

Japanese Garden


How to build a custom fountain

Formal Fountain
Pondless modern style fountain.

The fountain is a classic addition to any landscape design.

Fountains are constructed in many different styles depending on the landscape design.

Formal fountains are common in many landscapes. However, here at Living Waters we push the boundaries in fountain construction.

We like to create original, one of a kind fountains for our clients in Asheville.

Here is a recent post about custom fountains:

We were contacted by our client to design a custom fountain for the center of their circular paver driveway in Asheville, NC. We came up with a custom design for a circular fountain that would give a 360 degree view. The fountain was constructed using large Tennessee Boulders set in a circle on a pondless reservoir. The pondless fountain will allow our client to turn the feature off and on as the please. Pondless fountains are nearly maintenance free, and do not require the pump to run constantly, like a feature with a pond would. 

We started of by lining the system with a 45 mil EPDM rubber liner. We then ran the plumbing to a center diffuser and started setting boulders.

We chose a 3600 gallon per hour submersible pump for this feature. The pump was set in a housing at the side of the feature. 

With all of the large boulders set, we detailed the top of the feature with waterfall rocks and capped it with decorative river rock. The pondless basin and pump housing were also covered with river rock.

We then landscaped the project area. This was a very fun build and our clients are very happy with the results.

Give us a call for a free estimate.

Living Waters Landscaping