Creating natural looking waterfall designs.....it looks so easy, right?
I thought so too, until I went to one of my projects and worked with the pool builder regarding the pool waterfall.
Have you ever been to a stone yard? If it is a good one it can be both exciting and overwhelming.
There are just so many colors, sizes and shapes to choose from for backyard waterfalls.
It took a few hours to select the stones.
Then we got started building the waterfall.
Well, THEY did. I stood there and made suggestions.
However, it just wasn't coming out the way it should. Oh, we had the right rocks...beautiful large boulders, a huge flat rock for the water to spill over, some small ones too, but it wasn't working. It was too symmetrical, too even. It was too neat.
Since this project was a very special one, I wanted the pool waterfall to be wonderful too.
I began looking at pictures of waterfall designs. I would suggest you do this also before you allow your waterfall contractor to begin. You see, I found out there are certain necessary elements to create natural waterfalls. If these elements are not there, the waterfall just isn't going to look natural.
The size and height of the area will impact waterfall designs. (There was a very successful one built on one of my projects that was not very high or deep. Yet the rocks were placed beautifully and the end result showed.)
However, let's assume that you are creating a waterfall that has a decent height and has a fair amount of depth also.
Here are some elements that will create that natural look for landscape waterfalls:
Pockets can be left to place some plants in pots as an option. Plants around the waterfall should be also placed carefully. Those that you might find along a waterfall in the woods or forest, or at least similar in looks, will be best as they look the most natural...as if they really belong.
These waterfall techniques can be used for creating ponds, streams or pool waterfalls.
"Susan, what a pleasure it was to work with you. You made me feel like I was your only client - responding late at night and always so quickly! Your design is amazing and we only hope we can do justice to it when we plant. You have such fantastic ideas and you are so open to suggestions and changes. Loved working with you - now if you could only come to Canada and plant it!!!"
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