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  • Writer's pictureMark Shepherd

Stone Patio in a Zen Garden

When an old non-functioning waterfall/pond was converted into a lovely patio

Natural flagstone patio next to a rock waterfall
Mountlake Terrace Stone Patio - Shepherd Stoneworks

At this hillside house in Mountlake Terrace, WA there had been a large and deep pond built decades earlier which had long since fallen into disrepair. After piercing the membrane to allow for drainage, the 2'-deep pond was filled with clean crushed rock, fabric and then compacted base material. Bluestone flags were laid at the base of this existing rock waterfall, kind of representative of a pool of water.

(the color of the stone in this photo looks altered because of partial wetness, FYI)

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