This was not just a pond building job, but an entire garden landscaping job. In fact, it won a city wide design competition. The owners were thrilled. We all were on television....in our pond building clothes. But we had champagne. At 8 am.
We had mostly sun to work in. The owners wanted no grass at all. They certainly were my kind of clients.
After removing the grass, we dug the pond hole and build the pond first. Then we installed that lattice you can see to help hide the yard from the neighbors.
These folks lived on a busy street near a very busy city intersection. The picket fence was already there, so we used it as part of the design. The path leading to the picket fence was flanked with spots of specimen plants and underplanting just where the windows were in the house.
We used the same rocks to make the path as we used to make the pond. Arkansas moss rocks in case you are shopping for some.
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