Water Garden Design Fairburn GA

Local resource for water garden designs in Fairburn, GA. 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.

Wilkerson Mill Gardens
(770) 463-2400
9595 Wilkerson Mill Road
Palmetto, GA
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Annuals, Aquatics, Conifers / Evergreens, Ferns, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Groundcovers, Houseplants, Palms / Cycads, Perennials, Plants, Plants Mail Order, Plants Online Order, Seed, Shrubs, Trees, Vines, Wildflower Seed

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S & S Nursery
(770) 461-1397
Plantation Dr Off Hwy 54 East-bx347
Fayetteville, GA

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Country Gardens Farm & Nursery
(770) 251-2673
3728 Lower Fayetteville Road
Newnan, GA
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Animal / Insect Repellent / Deterrent, Annuals, Aquatics, Bulbs, Cactus / Succulent, Chemicals, Christmas Trees - Cut, Compost, Composting, Conifers / Evergreens, Crop Protection, Equipment, Nursery, Erosion & Sediment Control Supplies, Ferns, Fertilizers, Fungicides, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Gardening Supplies, Greenhouse Supplies & Equipment, Groundcovers, Hand Tools, Herbs, Horticulture Companies, Houseplants, Industry Supplies & Services, Inse…

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Comet Nursery
(770) 309-2994
4419 Floyd Rd Sw
Mableton, GA

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Creative Coverings
(770) 463-3595
506 Main St
Palmetto, GA

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By The Yard For Your Yard
(770) 461-7604
133 Highway 92 South
Fayetteville, GA
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Mulch, Rubber Mulch

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Nature's Nursery and Landscape Co. Inc.
(770) 461-4156
120 Kathi Avenue
Fayetteville, GA
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Annuals, Bulbs, Chemicals, Crop Protection, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Gardening Supplies, Groundcovers, Horticulture Companies, Landscape Architects, Landscaping Services, Mulch, Perennials, Pest Control Supplies, Plants, Roses, Seeds, Shrubs, Trees

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Vi Maintenance/mulch
(678) 231-9739
4061 Moreland Ave
Conley, GA

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Bates Ace Hardware
(404) 351-4240
1709 Howell Mill Road
Atlanta, GA
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Annuals, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Groundcovers, Hardware Stores, Perennials, Plants, Seed, Shrubs, Wildflower Seed

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Lasting Impressions Landscaping
(404) 915-8707
1693 Lauranceae Way
Riverdale, GA

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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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