Water Garden Design Clearfield UT

Local resource for water garden designs in Clearfield, UT. 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.

J&J Nursery & Garden Center
(801) 544-1211
1815 W Gentile St
Layton, UT
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Annuals, Aquatics, Arbors / Arches, Arrangement Accessories, Baskets & Wicker Products, Benches / Chairs / Tables, Bird Baths, Bulbs, Chemicals, Clothing, Compost, Composting, Conifers / Evergreens, Crop Protection, Display Structures, Erosion & Sediment Control Supplies, Ferns, Fertilizers, Fish / Koi, Fish Food, Flower Seed, Flowers, Foliage & Plant Products, Fountains - Decorative, Furniture / Structures, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Gardening Glov…

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Smitty's Garden & Pet Supply
(801) 393-1714
360 9th St
Ogden, UT
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Annuals, Bulbs, Chemicals, Crop Protection, Flower Seed, Flowers, Foliage & Plant Products, Fresh Plants, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Gardening Gloves, Gardening Supplies, Gloves, Hand Tools, Insect Traps, Integrated Pest Management (IPM), Mulch, Perennials, Pest Control Supplies, Plant Care Products, Plants, Roses, Seed, Seeds, Shrubs, Specialty Supplies, Trees, Vegetables, Wildflower Seed

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Herbarium Landscape Design & Consultation
(801) 520-3293
406 S. 100 East
Bountiful, UT

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Sunrise Greenhouse
(801) 731-1092
3938 W 4000 S
West Haven, UT

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Pineae Greenhouses
(801) 731-7830
Ogden, UT
 
Valley Nursery Inc.
(801) 479-6060
6484 S 2000 E
Ogden, UT
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Annuals, Bulbs, Chemicals, Conifers / Evergreens, Crop Protection, Flower Seed, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Horticulture Companies, Mulch, Perennials, Plants, Roses, Seed, Seeds, Shrubs, Trees, Vegetables, Wildflower Seed

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Sterner Seed
(801) 295-8529
668 W 3100 S
Bountiful, UT
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Flower Seed, Seed, Wildflower Seed

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Stangers Greenhouse & Garden
(801) 825-0803
3379 W 5600 S
Roy, UT

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J & L Garden Ctr
(801) 292-0421
620 N 500 W
Bountiful, UT

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Curbworks Decorative Curbing
(801) 725-7024
3872 Cascades Cir
Syracuse, UT

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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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