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2019 April Newsletter



This client had a new outdoor kitchen added onto the back of their home.  It was a perfect time to redo the sad back garden. Rick created a new garden design that removed nearly everything that existed from the old garden. A few key trees and shrubs were left.  The new design included a dry creek bed to help with ground water control, a new basalt column water feature and a destination patio with a gas fire pit.  The client has teenagers so the fire pit destination area was partially obscured so they could have a bit of privacy while the parents hung out in the new outdoor entertainment space.  Flagstone paths and new plant material appropriate for the space were installed throughout.  Garden lighting was the final detail so the whole garden glowed at night.

Recently installed & planted:

A look at the garden a couple years later:

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Rick Perry installed his first pond in his parents garden when he was only 15 years old! Ponds were built out of concrete back then. His parents still own that home and the original pond has been expanded and rebuilt twice, as the technology in pond liners, pumps, and filters continued to evolve. Rick’s love of water in the garden never went away and for over 16 years he continued to install ponds in his own homes and those of his friends and family. After someone suggested that Rick could make a living off of doing what he loved, Falling Water Designs was born. Rick has been involved in the water garden industry longer than there has been a water garden industry. He is very excited by the continuing innovations that are making it possible for every homeowner to enjoy a low maintenance, affordable water feature in the garden. Rick has been interviewed and featured in Koi World Magazine, Sports Illustrated, and Water Features for Every Garden by Helen Nash.