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The Pattie Group, Inc.
After inheriting this home on a large site, this client hired the Pattie Group to
create a water feature with a large pond and impressive waterfall. They
designed and installed a water feature and surrounding landscape with
enhanced screening of the residential area. Meticulous placement of the rocks
was needed so the turbulence of the waterfall could not undermine the pond.
From the far side of the pond you can see both waterfalls and the new
plantings that blend into the surroundings. Dual pumps can be used together
or separately to create different effects. Lush plantings soften the stone and
make the water feature look natural.
The homeowner requested a koi pond in the back inside corner of his home.
This location provided views of the pond from several rooms of the house. After
excavation, a sand cushion layer, underlayment, EPDM liner, bio-falls, and
skimmer were installed. Natural stone and plantings complete the look and
compliment the house and site. Two waterfalls have running water that splash
through stones instead of dropping right into the pond. You can enjoy looking
out over the falls and naturalized bog plantings to the Maryland flagstone slab
bench from inside the home.
Lifestyle Landscaping, Inc.
This client desired a re-imaging of his existing water feature with more sound but
wanted to keep the same footprint. The pond was lowered a foot and a half in
order to increase the overall width of the open water. Pockets were deliberately
left open for planting between the retaining stones to minimize the dominance
of the stone and help naturalize the area. A nice mix of deciduous and
evergreen plants give year round appeal. The combination of the hemlock in
the background and weeping white pine in the foreground buffer the views
toward the neighbor’s house, keeping the attention on the new waterfalls.