asheville landscaping, stone work

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, landscape design, water feature, woodwork

Custom Woodwork in the Landscape

Wood and Stone bench

The focus of our company is to offer custom, artistic and functional landscapes and outdoor living areas in the greater Asheville area.

We are mostly known for our water features and stone work. However what some of our clients don’t know is that we offer quality woodwork in our landscape designs.

Stone pillar with raised wood planter

Using wood features along with stone, water features and plantings can create a very well rounded and desirable outdoor living area.

From fencing to pergolas. Benches to planter boxes. And anything else you can imagine. We can create a a very welcoming landscape for your yard.

Custom Wood Gate and Fountain

We always think of functionality and longevity first. But to be able to add an artistic flare to your outdoor living space is a beautiful thing.

Using wood, rock and water together in a project always gets me excited. It reminds me of nature every time. Like sitting by a mountain stream with the roots of a tree hugging a large boulder.

Pond and Gazebo

Give us a call for your next landscaping project our outdoor living space.

Jacob

Living Waters Landscaping

828-301-8017

Custom built potting bench

The possibilities are endless!

Curved wood bench with fountain in Asheville
Custom Fencing

asheville landscaping, pondless waterfalls, stone bridge, stone work, water feature

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

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

Custom Pool Waterfall

We just got this water feature running today after waiting about a month for the plumbing and pool plaster to get finished.

It was a fun project to build for a great pool company. We worked to make it as naturalistic as possible while working off the top of the pool coping with a 4 ft drop behind the falls.

The design set the falls here to give the clients a stunning view of the falls and the mountains behind.

We are looking forward to building more waterfalls and water features into swimming pools. Something I’ve wanted to get into since the beginning of my career.

Check back with us for more updates.

Jacob

828-301-8017