Project of the Week - Refurbished Pondless
Part two of this pond job was much smaller in scale, but still a crazy transformation of space!
This water feature had also been in place for 17 years and was in need of some TLC and updating. It is located in the front of the house and is a main focal point from the road. Before, there were two large bushes on either side of the feature that needed to come out. After those were removed, the demo on the water feature began. Previously, there was a small pondless feature that just wasn't working properly.
Once we began removing rocks, it was pretty quick moving from there on. We got all of the old materials removed and began digging the area for the new feature. This new feature is also pondless, but still has a couple of falls. We used boulders and limestone that matched the larger pond in the back that helped tie both spaces together and create cohesion in the space. We dug out the area and used our paint again to mark the spots for shelves and the holding tank for water and the pump. After digging we started placing our liner and rocks to create each fall. Again, we dug out a path for our pipe to run from the holding tank to the top fall that will keep the water continuously pumping.
After the falls were rocked in, we began covering the holding tank with gravel and working to fill the tank to get the water flowing. For this feature, we used the same gravel and rock to surround it, along with black mulch to create a large contrast, a boulder edge, and multiple types of plants. We used some of the same plants and grasses as the back, but also some more flowering plants that would add a pop of color to the front of the house and draw your eye. We also used lights on this pond to highlight the pond and landscaping around it.
We mostly used the wheelbarrow and dingo for this smaller feature. We also used our Aquascape supplies, rocks, gravel, several shovels, plants, and landscaping fabric underneath all of the mulch and rocks. Check out the pictures below to see it from start to finish!
Thank you again to Lisa and Gary K. for giving us two awesome jobs to work on! This one was so fun to transform and add to for you!