By Anthony Archer-Wills
When working with flat terrains, a rushing rocky stream may not be appropriate. In this case, a more pastoral approach should be used instead.
Again, when looking to nature for inspiration, one will notice how streams tend to widen into the plains to form marshes and lakes as they meander slowly through the flatter countryside. This becomes the perfect location for creating a gentle meadow brook with an ornamental pond. The pond may be designed for any number of uses all of which can be achieved without losing its naturalistic qualities.
Sometimes, however, a garden or backyard may be surrounded by walls and/or fences, making the idea of creating a natural-looking water feature seem highly unlikely. One way a water shape designer can work around these situations is to build a low archway against one wall, along with a second similar structure on the opposite side of the garden. This will allow the mechanics (
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