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New Aquascape Fountain Display at Sunny Meadows
LEARN - BUILD - EARN
March 27, 2018
Kingdom Landscaping recently took part in a hand's on contractor training event held at Sunny Meadows Garden Center in Boonsboro, Maryland. This event was co-sponsored by Aquascape Inc. and Turf Equipment Landscape Supply Company. Two CACs (Certified Aquascape Contractors) were on hand to assist in the build: Kingdom Landscaping and Bee Landscaping.
The "Build" featured Aquascape's Backyard Waterfall Landscape Fountain Kit. The MSRP for the kit is $799.98 + tax, and it can be purchased from Sunny Meadows Garden Center. The kit includes the following:
- Waterfall Spillway
- AquaBasin 45
- Pre-Cut EPDM Liner - 7.5' x 7.5'
- Flexible PVC Pipe - 1.5" x 15'
- AquaSurge 2000 Pond Pump
- AquaSurge Low Suction Intake Attachment
- Installation Kit
- Welcome Kit
Additional materials needed that are not in the kit are 12 medium-sized boulders and river rock (to cover the basin). Enhancement options include landscaping and lighting. The installation price for this kit starts at $3,900. Add the landscaping and lighting enchancements for a total package price of $5,000.
Adding the relaxing sound of water to your outdoor living space has never been easier. An entry-level water feature like a fountainscape is the most cost-effective enhancement a homeowner can choose. Did you know that just listening to the sound of water in a fountain or waterfall lowers your blood pressure?
Here are a few construction photos.
The first step is to place the AquaBasin on the ground and spray paint the perimeter to mark the area that needs to be dug in the desired location. This display was installed in front of one of the main greenhouses at Sunny Meadows Garden Center. In the first picture, you can see Matt Tyler of Kingdom Landscaping digging the hole alongside of Rich Johnson of Turf Equipment in Frederick, Maryland. Supervising in the background is Aquascape's Chris Wilson from Chicago, Illinois.
After setting the basin in the hole, the next step is to shape the dirt behind the AquaBasin in order to build the waterfall. Then the waterfall spillway is attached to the liner and the liner is placed over top of the dirt and partially on top of the AquaBasin. In the next photo, Scott from Bee Landscaping is setting the 12 boulders for the waterfall while Chris Wilson is giving instructions (Matt Tyler is observing).
Here's a shot of the completed waterfall before the pump was plugged in and running. As you can see, things got a little messy and muddy around the construction area. Because these events are scheduled in advance, the weather can prove to be unpredictible, especially this season
(we received 15" of snow a couple of days before). But, the entire volunteer team of contractors pulled together and got this project done in spite of the cold, rainy day.
It was a great day, and I'm sure everybody learned something new. Kingdom Landscaping is proud to be a part of the Certified Aquascape Contractor (CAC) Tribe.