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    • August 31, 2018 8:08 PM EDT
    • Russell Shilling said:

      I am planning a water feature, and the stream needs to cross two paths. Any ideas for how to make this attractive? 

      Honestly without a picture of the area it's very hard for me personally to determine a "suggestion" if any ?

    • August 31, 2018 6:48 PM EDT
    • Forrest Scott Wood said:
      John Caughey said:

      I'd suggest appeasing the wife with cute arches...

      Adjust to suit your needs.

      Okay, but adjust which one, the arch or the wife?

      Good luck with THAT idea...

    • August 31, 2018 6:05 PM EDT
    • John Caughey said:

      I'd suggest appeasing the wife with cute arches...

      Adjust to suit your needs.

      Okay, but adjust which one, the arch or the wife?

    • August 31, 2018 5:46 PM EDT
    • John Caughey said:

      I'd suggest appeasing the wife with cute arches...

      Adjust to suit your needs.

      I can HIGHLY recommend this idea...

    • August 31, 2018 4:14 PM EDT
    • I'd suggest appeasing the wife with cute arches...

      Adjust to suit your needs.

    • August 31, 2018 2:10 PM EDT
    • John Caughey said:

      How much grade separation?

      Big or little stream?

      Got a pic of the area?

      The stream will be small - no more than a foot wide. Since nothing has been built, the rest can be determined by what works. For instance, if a good solution requires the path to be 12" above the stream, that's how it will be done. 

    • August 31, 2018 12:50 AM EDT
    • I'm looking for ideas for the crossing being non-slip and safe. Right now, the plan is somewhat flexible. My thought is a PVC pipe tunnel under the pavers/flagstones that make up the path. My wife and I have thought about having the water flow between flat and thick stepping stones making up the path, but that makes the path difficult for older people with walking disabilities. 

    • August 30, 2018 11:41 PM EDT
    • Do you have any plans drawn I suggest getting a priliminary drawing of what you want to do how big or deep you want to do it and what do you mean cross 2 paths how wide are those paths?  Do you have a height elevation and or surveyed of the property to establish a stable elevation?  It’s usuall a 2 to 3percentage grade and also depends if the lenght and with I am currently working at a Civil enginerring company and they alway recommen a 2% grade slope. You need to find the elevaction finish de multiply by the distance and that’s how you find the slope persantmage I will find out more information tomorrow bare with me.

    • August 30, 2018 10:30 PM EDT
    • How much grade separation?

      Big or little stream?

      Got a pic of the area?

    • August 30, 2018 9:03 PM EDT
    • Do  you want the water to flow over the path (slip and fall hazard) or go under the path?

       

      When we had a pond at our previous house we acquired a large roughly flat stone to place over the water running underneath.  We used stone as that matched our pathway

    • August 30, 2018 6:33 PM EDT
    • I am planning a water feature, and the stream needs to cross two paths. Any ideas for how to make this attractive? 

    • August 27, 2018 3:37 AM EDT
    • I am very envious!

    • August 24, 2018 8:38 AM EDT
    • I love the tail end of summer, when the garden is growing nicely and the days are cooling down. There's still some weeding to do, but it's less than in the spring and early summer. Earlier this year my wife was commenting that there weren't as many flowers and that the layout looked "brushy" and less attractive than last year. The alyssum hadn't grown as well I think because of a lack of rain. But the last few weeks we've had quite a bit of rain and now it looks like this:

    • August 23, 2018 5:37 AM EDT
    • I went with a marsh. It does a good job, and it attracts the wildlife. Attracting the wildlife is a good and bad thing.......

    • August 22, 2018 7:44 PM EDT
    • Jerry Barnes said:

      Be sure to get a UV filter, helps a LOT to keep the water clear.

       

      Great Idea - I'd never thought of that!  Of course a marsh would be best, but you gotta just go with what you've got...

       

    • July 28, 2018 11:38 AM EDT
    • Richard Mynderup said:

      Thanks Steve!!  Yes, this heatwave is really cramping my style.  Spent this morning getting the new drip system installed.  The only way I'm surviving is by having my cat get me out of bed early.  I also have two large fans outside to direct air to the spot I'm working on.  I cave about 2pm for a shower and nap.

      This is what I've been using to cope...

      My head sweats rivers, streams from my temples, but wearing a towel under my cap keeps my hot head cool!

      Compared to this brand, the as seen on tv brand was crap ...

      I bought 10 and gave some to family...

      Nearly caught a head cold breathing cold air in 107F temps! The wringing forces water into the micro weave and it takes 2 hours to dry. I keep 3 wet and they out last me when I'm out.

      Bridge looks good, more pics...

    • July 28, 2018 10:47 AM EDT
    • Looking great Richard! keep it up, within reason with the heat you are having and by message or e mail please let me know when your first open house is! Thanks, Pete

    • July 27, 2018 8:23 PM EDT
    • Thanks Steve!!  Yes, this heatwave is really cramping my style.  Spent this morning getting the new drip system installed.  The only way I'm surviving is by having my cat get me out of bed early.  I also have two large fans outside to direct air to the spot I'm working on.  I cave about 2pm for a shower and nap.

    • July 27, 2018 2:33 AM EDT
    • Looking really good Richard! With this heat we're having I think I would be sitting in the water running trains!

      Steve

    • July 23, 2018 2:35 PM EDT
    • Got some mainline reinstalled and over the new bridge in front of the water feature...lovin' it!!

      Richard