Spring is starting to appear throughout Middle Tennessee. If you’re looking at your property and wondering how you can add some visually interesting elements, consider a stone water feature. There are virtually limitless options when you combine stone, rocks, plants and water, and the results are stunning. Here are a few projects to consider for your yard.
The type of fish you want will, in part, determine the size of your fish pond. The size will determine the type of rock or stones you choose. If you choose to place rocks on the liner, river rock or gravel are great options. The rock or stone around your fish pond should be something that compliments other elements around it or your home. Your choice should also be proportional to the pond itself. Some common options include flagstone and fieldstone. If you have space and design a koi pond, you may even want some larger boulders.
If you want a stone water feature that is both visually and aesthetically pleasing, consider a waterfall. Waterfalls are a great option especially when you have a slope on your property that comes toward your home. You can easily enhance the natural slope and turn it into a water feature. For this stone water feature, you’ll want to include a variety of materials. River rocks are a great natural option as they’ve already been honed by the water. Adding one or more pieces of flagstone can create different drops in your waterfall.
A water garden incorporates plant life into this stone water feature. It can blend into your property or stand out with a waterfall and more. Water gardens attract all types of wildlife looking for water and food. They’re a great option for a larger property as they can create dimension and visual interest. You’ll likely want to incorporate many types of stone like fieldstone, flagstone, river rocks and perhaps even gravel depending on your style and design.
If your stone water feature stands alone on your property, you may want to add a walking path. Gravel with flagstone stepping stones is one solution, especially if you’re already using flagstone in the water feature itself. Another option is just gravel. The Rock Place in Smyrna offers many different gravel colors and sizes to finish your project. Call us today with questions at (615) 459-9200 or come by our facility at 475 Wade Herrod Road.