This project consisted of waterfall renovations to our front entrance water feature display. The display features all types of different elements that can be installed in your very own yard. While this display is quite grand, water features can be built to fit any size and almost any budget.
The original construction of this feature began in in early 2007. Since then it has undergone various upgrades, renovations and additions. We started this build in January of 2007 and it was absolutely freezing to say the least. There were quite a few days where we had to set fires in attempts to soften the ground for digging. Certainly not the ideal situation.
The below pictures and video depict some of the latest upgrades. While there’s still a lot of the original installation that remains today, quite a few updates have been made. Most recently being the remodeling of the main waterfall for the side stream. Along the side stream we also installed a rosetta outcropping wall The massive size and weight of the outcropping system makes it visually striking and extremely strong. The retention basin area was also partially renovated along with a complete rebuild of the final waterfalls.
Some drift wood was added to further naturalize the feature. A skimmer was added to the pooling area to improve circulation as well as house additional pumps. A small stacked slate urn was installed in the pooling area running off the skimmer pump. A customized fire bowl was outfitted with a spillway modification which also poured into the pooling area. The pump for the custom fire bowl is also housed in the skimmer. The majority of the surrounding landscape has been renovated with the addition of tons of new plants, trees, and shrubs, as well as additional landscape beds.
Author: Bobby Kenyon
Bobby Kenyon is the Creative Solutions Guru for C.E. Pontz Sons who has over a decade plus experience in the Landscape & Water Garden industry . He enjoys long walks on the beach and grocery shopping but has a strong dislike for regular cake and non brand name paper towels