Water Garden Design Breaux Bridge LA

Local resource for water garden designs in Breaux Bridge, LA. Includes detailed information on local garden supply stores that give access to decorative fountains, ecosystem ponds, backyard waterfalls, backyard koi ponds, and water garden streams, as well as advice and content on backyard pond design and waterscape design.

Go Green Organic Lawn Care, Inc.
(337) 316-0034
2206 W. St. Mary Boulevard
Lafayette, LA

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Caitlin's Cottage Nursery & Gift Shop
(337) 235-2359
425 Verot School Road
Lafayette, LA
Products / Services
Groundcovers, Perennials, Plants, Shrubs, Trees

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Amos Lawn Service & Landscaping Inc
(337) 237-5535
306 Grossie Dr
Lafayette, LA
 
Marshalls Garden Showplace
(337) 984-3230
5771 Johnston St
Lafayette, LA
 
Dugals Nursery Wholesale
(337) 837-1233
931 Tolson Rd
Lafayette, LA
 
Girouard's Greenhouse
(337) 837-6859
402 S Saint Pierre St
Broussard, LA
Products / Services
Plants, Shrubs

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Broussard La Foliage Greenhouse
(337) 233-5936
109 Pillette Rd
Lafayette, LA

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Gulf Coast Landscapes
(337) 298-0649
220 Doucet Rd
Lafayette, LA
 
All Seasons Nursery & Landscaping Inc
(337) 264-1418
2974 Johnston St
Lafayette, LA
 
Dailey Landscape Management
(337) 266-5551
1686 General Mouton Ave
Lafayette, LA
 
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Water Gardens | Create a water garden

Create a water garden

Water is an important element, essential to all living things. It is also a versatile element – sometimes tranquil and placid, sometimes roaring and powerful. For many, water is a soothing element, promoting feelings of peacefulness and calm, and for some, it is even a healing element, providing relief from pain. Is it any wonder, then, that more and more people are adding backyard water gardens to their landscape design?

A water garden is a pool or pond – usually man-made, but sometimes natural – that contains aquatic plants. Many also contain fish (usually ornamental) and rocks, and some contain more elaborate ornamental features such as waterfalls, fountains or statues. Popular in ancient Asia and revitalized in Europe after the Renaissance, water gardens are now becoming a common sight in backyards across North America.

Water Garden Designs

Just as with regular gardens, there are many, many options for water garden design. Traditional Chinese water gardens follow the principles of Feng Shui. They should blend in with their surroundings and use natural materials as much as possible. Watch out for sharp angles pointing toward the house (these are considered "poison arrows"), and pay attention to the direction in which the water is flowing. If the garden is being built around a natural water source, respect its original direction as much as possible so as not to interrupt its chi.

Like Chinese water gardens, Japanese water gardens focus on nature, striving to evoke natural patterns and distill the beauty of the natural world into a compact space. Rocks are essential to Japanese water gardens and are used in very specific ways – as edging for the pond or as stepping stones over the water. In both cases, the rocks are chosen and set according to specific Japanese techniques (gogan-ishigumi and sawa-tari, respectively). Shaping and landscaping must also follow special pruning methods. And, of course, Japanese koi ponds require even...

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