asheville landscaping, flagstone, landscape design, landscape lighting, patio

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
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

Dry Laid Flagstone Patio

Flagstone patio

We just finished a dry laid flagstone patio in Asheville, nc.

Dry laid stone work is done without the use of concrete or mortar.

The strength of the patio relies on a well drained base of gravel and tightly cut large pieces of stone.

Custom cut patio stone

Each piece of stone is hand cut to fit tightly and to create a structural and attractive pattern.

We also installed a bench wall at the edge of the patio. This wall supports the lower edge of the patio and adds a place to relax and enjoy the backyard.

Asheville Patio

Dry laid stone work will last for decades if installed correctly.

Give us a call for more info.

Jacob

Living Waters Landscaping

828-301-8017

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