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Pondless Waterfall for Birds

We finished this Pondless waterfall in Asheville this week. It was designed to create a welcoming environment for local wild birds.

I’m no expert, but know that smaller birds like slow moving water and some splash. They also like some shallow pools to bathe and play in.

We also added a piece of wood into this water feature so the birds would be able to have a place to perch by the falls.

Give us a call for more info or for a quote on your new or existing water feature.

Thanks,

Jacob

Living Waters Landscaping

828-301-8017

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Using Bridges in Water Features

We recently finished some of the edging work on the large pondless waterfall that we built last year. This included 2 wood bridges, a stone slab bridge and 2 stepping stones that help our client and his visitors enjoy the waterfall and surrounding landscape.

The waterfall in this video is off for the season, but I was excited to show some of the finished project.

We often use bridges in our pondless waterfall projects both functionally and as features. The bridge is a symbol of healing and connection. In some of our features we use stone slabs, in some wood or concrete.

Whatever material you use, using a bridge to cross you water feature will help people feel more connected to the landscape.

We have also done larger concrete structures over natural streams.

This type of bridge is much more functional, but can still be aesthetically pleasing.

Be sure to use structural material when building a bridge. Making it stout and strong so you can be confident that when you leave the project, the homeowner will not be left with a dangerous problem.

Feel free to contact me with any questions or to share some of your bridge projects.

Thanks!

Jacob

Living Waters Landscaping

828-301-8017

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Stone Veneer Asheville

We are in process of creating a custom pondless waterfall for our clients at First Baptist Church Swannanoa.

This is one of the few interior water features we have worked on.

It will be set at the entrance to the kids worship center in the church. I’m excited about working in this project and helping create a fun space for the kids.

The feature was framed into the wall with a raised pondless basin extending out into the room. The pump and filter housing is set in the narrow closet to the right of the feature.

We used an Iron Might 1/15 HP external pump for this feature. It was a tight space to plumb the pump into, but we did it.

We installed a 16 inch Aquascapes metal waterfall spillway into the wall.

Then we lined the feature with EPDM rubber liner. On top of the liner we laid DuraRock with a final waterproof coating on top.

Today we started laying veneer stone on the waterfall basin wall.

We will cap this wall with Gray Crab Orchard flagstone and install Aquablox into the pondless basin.

Check back next week for more progress.

Jacob

Living Waters Landscaping

828-301-8017

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Asheville Landscaping: Large Pondless Waterfall

Here’s a video showing the construction of a 250 ft long pondless waterfall.

Enjoy!

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Vanishing waterfall Asheville

Here’s a quick video of a waterfall rebuild we just finished in Hendersonville, Nc.

The original feature was a traditional Pondless waterfall that had become unusable due to the amount of debris in the system.

The traditional Pondless waterfall system has a basin at the bottom of the falls that is filled with AquaBlox. This basin holds the volume of water needed to run the system.

Seen below as we were removing the existing AquaBlox.

The picture below shows the amount of debris we pulled out of the basin.

The traditional Pondless system works fine if it is well maintained. However we prefer to install the Filtrific vanishing waterfall system. It allows us to easily clean out the basin if needed and is easy to maintain for our clients or maintenance crew.

Give us a call for a free Vanishing Waterfall design on your existing or new waterfall system.

Thanks

Jacob

828-301-8017