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jamesholtjamesholt Central texasPosts: 456
trying out different ideas for a water feature.


  • K67K67 Leicestershire Posts: 2,507
    Sorry but why do you need a concrete restrained water feature when you have a beautiful natural one in the background, they don't really compliment one another
  • jamesholtjamesholt Central texasPosts: 456
    I think your right I need to improve the situation and they don't go together.  I placed the concrete wall to hold back the soil and fix that problem.  Maybe I can hide it?  Thank for your comment
  • FireFire North LondonPosts: 17,116
    James, your new pond and edging looks like it's sloping. Do you have heavy rains in your part of Texas, why does the pond need so much re-inforcement? The gap between the two "ponds" is probably looking foreshortened in the photo. My longing would probably to have a rill connecting the two, with a pump. Or do you live on a river, I forget...
  • jamesholtjamesholt Central texasPosts: 456
    here is the connection.  Its coming from the ground at about 50gallons a minute and about 60degrees Fahrenheit 
  • jamesholtjamesholt Central texasPosts: 456
    I'm planning on planting along the edges.   I sprayed the edges so I can beat back the grass enough to plant some water plants
  • jamesholtjamesholt Central texasPosts: 456
    after considering the comments i removed the concrete blocks and replaced them with native rock.  I hope this is better?
  • Blue OnionBlue Onion Posts: 2,912
    Yes, massive improvement!  Have you considered a few small ponds on the way to the real pond?  Can you recirculate the pond water from the large pond?  So it's like a spring and small pools that naturally flow into the larger one?  
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  • jamesholtjamesholt Central texasPosts: 456
    Yes its a spring flowing into large pond.  I have lots of ideas but limited time and money.  I only have time to work on it a couple days a month
  • K67K67 Leicestershire Posts: 2,507
    Much better 😊
  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 28,373
    That looks a lot more natural.  Well done.
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