Kitchen with white cabinetry, wood floors and granite countertops. Designed By Leslie Jensen, Signature Design & Cabinetry. Tacoma, WA.
I built a legal 3 ft deep pond in my front yard. Most city codes do not allow a front or backyard pond over 18" deep without a 6 ft fence with self-closing gate. To get around it, I installed an 8x8 1/2 in. epoxy-coated rebar grid 18" below the surface & placed rock & plant pots on it. I left every third space clear so fish & turtles can escape below. It's safe for kids & predator proof for pond-life. I call it the "Fence-less Pond" My yard was featured in Better Homes & Gardens Magazine in 2005
sloping escape, This was a wooded sloping lot and my husband had the idea to take advantage of that slope with ponds and a stream that connects them. We made use of the gravity so to speak. It turned out great we think. I am the gardener in the family though!, Yards Design