A long-time client called up and asked me to come up with a solution to drain her constantly wet yard. After a little investigation I found a spring bubbling up underground. I came up with an idea to use this unique opportunity to create a stream and small pond instead of just installing a standard drain pipe and burying everything underground. In this picture the upper part of the stream has begun to take shape.
Installation of the liner
We brought in several tons of river rock to create the stream bed.
Installation of the plants. We also installed several pieces of flagstone at the dam sites along the stream to create small waterfalls. These waterfalls in turn created a relaxing, babbling sound.
All the plants are in, and the beds are mulched.
After the mulch was installed, I began to create a small spring house that would give the stream a more definitive starting point.
After installing the roof rafters, I put on a cedar shake roof.
Trim and siding installed, along with a copper ridge cap
The finished product. This was an interesting project and a little outside my normal routine but still a fun design process. Thanks to Brendan Gibbons and his guys for providing a lot of extra hands to get things done. If you're looking for a good landscaper, go to http://www.brendangibbonsco.com to get in contact with him.