Water Garden Design Dodge City KS

Local resource for water garden designs in Dodge City, KS. 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.

Nature's Corner Greenhouse Garden Center
(620) 225-5639
11192 Kliesen Street
Dodge City, KS
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Kliewer Landscape Service
(620) 225-7043
1301 Matt Down Ln
Dodge City, KS
 
Plant Connection
(620) 225-7508
679 East Beeson Road
Dodge City, KS
 
Southwest Nursery & Landscaping
(620) 225-5923
607 South 14th Avenue
Dodge City, KS
 
Erhart Aerial Spraying
(620) 227-7431
Po Box 1163
Dodge City, KS
 
Waters True Value Hardware
(620) 227-2900
310 W Frontview St
Dodge City, KS
 
Crotinger Landscape Service
(620) 225-0066
606 Sunflower Ave
Dodge City, KS
 
Chris' Tractor Works
(620) 225-1779
1215 S 14th Ave
Dodge City, KS
 
Sears Roebuck & Company
(620) 227-2141
2601 Central Ave
Dodge City, KS
 
Unruh Landscape & Tree Service
(620) 225-3249
2204 Crescent Dr
Dodge City, KS
 
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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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