Backyard Streams

By Reflections Water Gardens

For a North Shore couple, dreams for their backyard oasis appeared to be realized with the addition of new plantings, raised-bed gardens, expansive deck and nearby firepit surrounded by deep green Adirondack chairs. The serene setting even overlooks a forested ravine dotted with trails and birdhouses. Yet the homeowners quickly realized they were missing something – the relaxing sounds of a gentle water garden to complete the experience. Carefully working around the newly installed landscape, we designed and built a 20-foot long by 3-foot-wide recirculating pond free waterfall on a strip of sloping lawn tucked between the new turf and deck. There is a 3-foot elevation from the top of the stream to the bottom. Creative placement of rocks of various sizes and shapes dictate the stream’s flow. Gentle sounds of flowing water come from four strategically placed mini falls. Seasonal plants, rock, stones and cobbles create a natural look.