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Koi pond Construction video

Here’s a video of the construction process for the koi pond and waterfall we just finished.

Koi pond construction

Check back later for more photos and videos of the finished product.

Thanks

Jacob

Living Waters Landscaping

828-301-8017

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Building a Pond, Part one

This month we have been working on building a decorative garden pond in Hendersonville, Nc.

Garden Koi Pond

This project is currently under construction. Please check back later for finished project photos.

This pond will be appropriately 15×22 ft wide and 4 ft deep. We added some special features to this system. Including: an intake bay filter, a wetland filter and an airlift bottom filter.

With all these filters combined, along with aeration and circulation jets, the pond will be crystal clear and have very little maintenance to keep it that way.

Boulder pond

We started off by excavating the pond area and lining it with a 45 mil EPDM rubber liner. Then we set boulders along the pond wall, leaving planting pockets for aquatic plants that will help keep the water clear and healthy.

We added some large boulders into the pond to create a truly unique and impressive feature.

We also added a fun feature to this pond. Floating Steps! They are actually not ‘floating’ but will look like it when the pond is full. We set flagstone steppingstones on top of concrete pillars to create this awesome feature.

Pillars for floating steps
Floating steps

As this pond developed, we decided to add some aquatic lighting into the pond so our client could enjoy the fish at night.

One of the unique filtration options we installed into this pond was the airlift filter grid at the bottom of the pond. The airlift is created using a grid of perforated pipes under gravel laid into the bottom of the pond. When the system is on, the aerator will pump water into a vertical pipe connected to the grid and create a vacuum. This will draw water through the grid and discharge it to the top of the pond. Making the whole floor of the pond a big biological filter.

Airlift Filter

As we are still working on this system, please check back soon for some finished project photos and videos.

Pond Filtration

Give us a call or message with any questions, or if you are considering having a pond or waterfall installed in your yard.

Jacob

Living Waters Landscaping

828-301-8017

Setting Boulders

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New Flagstone Patio

Flagstone Patio

We just finished this custom dry laid flagstone patio in Weaverville, NC

This patio includes an inlay pattern in the center. While the rest of the patio is a random pattern, the central inlay draws your eye and invites you in.

The special part about this patio project was the custom wood bench.

My carpenter custom made this glue-lam curved bench from trees on his property.

Custom wood and stone bench

The bench was then cut into two 1000 pound boulders. Creating a beautiful and functional feature.

In addition to the stone and wood in the design of this feature, we installed a landscape lighting system so that it can be enjoyed at night.

Landscape Lighting

This was a fun feature to build and we hope to build more features like this in the future.

Give us a call if you would like something like this in your yard!

Jacob

Living Waters Landscaping

828-301-8017

Flagstone patio inlay
Patio and bench
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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

asheville landscaping, landscape design, pondless waterfalls, water feature

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