The Importance of Hardscape Design (5)
Just above the fire pit is the mound with boulders and plantings. To the bottom side the pond surrounds the fire pit. I was trying to create this very intimate space for those who wanted to wander over to this area. While the paver area was more of the public type area.
The homeowner had specifically asked for two separate areas so the adults could gather in one and the kids in another.
Everything was designed with this thought in the back of my head, remember the view from the new kitchen addition . . . remember the view from the new kitchen addition. You can see the breaks in the house line where the windows were being placed . . . there are a lot of them, and we wanted something interesting happening wherever you looked out.
I think it’s a pretty nice look while your sipping on you morning cup of joe, and having a bowl of Cheerios. What do you think?
The falls originate in bio-falls boxes, and I always used 45mil, EPDM liner, covered in stone-usually 3-5 different sizes. I believe this helps with creating a more naturalistic waterfeature. One other thing about siting waterfeatures . . . I like having some sort of evergreen back drop for my falls. I think a good solid screening backdrop helps with selling the realism of the waterfeature.
I am also a sucker for low weeping plants around streams. Plants the branch out over the water, or crawl down into the waters edge. It’s more of the blending between land and water to create a; sort of, seamless edge.