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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

pondless waterfalls

Koi pond and waterfall

We just finished this really fun project in Burnsville, NC. Our clients had an existing Koi pond that was failing. It was an old wooden structure the retained the pond.

We talked about options to fix the feature and deck that a rebuilt was needed. So we made plans to create a new outdoor space around the pond. The finished design incorporated a new dedicated Koi pond, a Pondless waterfall, stone stairs and a dry laid flagstone patio.

Koi pond and patio

The pond ended up being 10×15 ft by 6 ft deep. We installed a rotating drum filter with a moving bed biological filtration system. This filter is top of the line and automatically cleans itself!

Below the pond we installed a Pondless waterfall with a Filtrific filter. We installed this waterfall seem as it flows out of the pond, but it’s a separate system.

Pondless Waterfall

We also installed a stone slab stairway that wrapped around the pond and leads you down to the lower waterfall.

Pondless Waterfalls

There is a stone bridge over the falls that makes a great feature.

Stone bridge

It was an amazing project to be a part of. And I’m very thankful to be able to work with such awesome clients!

Pond lights

Here’s a quick video of the project.

Koi pond and waterfall
Old pond
New koi pond

asheville landscaping, asheville pond builder, Fountain, landscape design, water features

We Love Building Waterfalls!

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It’s an awesome pleasure to have a job building Waterfalls in Asheville, NC.

Its hard work but it’s very rewarding. At the end of the job we get to sit by a relaxing stream or waterfall and enjoy our labor of love.

We just finished this waterfall in Asheville that flows into a natural clay lined pond. We added an aeration system to help circulate the water and oxygenate the pond.

Check back soon for more pictures of the finished project, including plants and a low voltage aquatic lighting system.

By the way, this is our fourth Waterfall build for a new wedding venue in Asheville. So give us a call if you need a water feature for your wedding venue!

Living Waters Landscaping

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asheville pond builder, Fountain, landscape design, water features, pondless waterfalls, stone work

Pondless Waterfall Excavation

We are starting a new Pondless Waterfall in Asheville, NC this week.

This is a very unique job because the site of the waterfall build is 1000 ft downhill from our clients house in the middle of the woods! All the materials for this project will be brought down a system of switchback trails that our client has built over the last 15 years.

We just finished excavation and moving 20 tons of materials down the hill by hand.

It took a couple days of full time work to get all the rock and gravel down the hill.

We also ran into a large rock shelf during excavation. We have no power on site so we decided to use some old school techniques to get the rock out of our waterfall area. Using chisels and hammers we were able to split the shelf into pieces by hand, instead of going to get the generator and jackhammer. It was actually more time efficient to do it this way due to the site access.

 

 

We are now ready to build, A little sweat and blood later! But I think the end result will be worth it.

Check back in with us for more project updates.

Excavation 2