Water Garden Design Detroit MI

Local resource for water garden designs in Detroit, MI. 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.

Home Depot
(313) 341-7750
18700 Meyers Rd
Detroit, MI
 
Meldrum And Smith Nursery
(313) 885-5433
17750 Mack Avenue
Grosse Pointe, MI
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Annuals

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Westborn Flower Market
(313) 278-3815
21770 Michigan Ave.
Dearborn, MI
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Groundcovers, Perennials, Plants, Shrubs, Trees

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Semrau Garden Center
(586) 775-3644
23751 Gratiot Ave
Eastpointe, MI
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Annuals, Bulbs, Chemicals, Crop Protection, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Horticulture Companies, Mulch, Perennials, Pest Control Supplies, Plants, Roses, Seeds, Shrubs, Trees

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English Gardens
(586) 771-4200
22501 Kelly Rd.
Eastpointe, MI
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Annuals, Bulbs, Chemicals, Crop Protection, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Groundcovers, Horticulture Companies, Irrigation Supplies, Mulch, Perennials, Pest Control Supplies, Plants, Portable Irrigation Systems, Roses, Seeds, Shrubs, Trees, Vegetables

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Beste's Hydronponics Supply
(866) 761-1965
21410 Schoenherr
Warren, MI

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The Garden Center Nursery
(586) 779-3389
14300 Toepfer Rd
Warren, MI
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Annuals, Bulbs, Chemicals, Crop Protection, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Groundcovers, Horticulture Companies, Mulch, Perennials, Plants, Roses, Seeds, Shrubs, Trees

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Four Seasons Garden Center & Custom Landscape Services
(248) 543-4400
14471 W Eleven Mile Rd
Oak Park, MI
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Annuals, Arrangement Accessories, Bulbs, Business Services, Chemicals, Conifers / Evergreens, Containers, Crop Protection, Fountains - Decorative, Furniture / Structures, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Giftware, Grills, Hardscape Supplies, Horticulture Companies, Landscape Contractors, Landscape Design, Landscape Maintenance, Landscape Maintenance / Services, Landscaping Services, Mulch, Outdoor Cooking / Kitchens, Patio, Wall, Walkway & Deck Builders, …

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Evergreen Home and Garden Center
(586) 778-7400
16145 East Eight Mile Road
Eastpointe, MI
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Annuals, Bulbs, Cactus / Succulent, Chemicals, Christmas Lighting, Christmas Ornaments & Decorations, Christmas Trees, Christmas Trees - Cut, Christmas Trees - Live B&B, Christmas Trees - Live Container, Crop Protection, Cushions, Furniture / Structures, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Gifts & Accents, Grill Accessories, Grills, Groundcovers, Hardscape Supplies, Holiday Items, Home Furnishings, Horticulture Companies, Mulch, Outdoor Cooking / Kitchens, O…

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Eco-Logic Lawn and Landscape
(313) 886-7233
PO Box 36872
Grosse Pointe Farms, MI

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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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