Water Garden Design Hayden ID

Local resource for water garden designs in Hayden, ID. 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.

D & B Farm And Home Stores
(208) 666-0506
170 E Kathleen Ave
Coeur D Alene, ID
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Flower Seed, Seed, Wildflower Seed

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Ranch & Home Ace Hardware
(208) 773-1581
1604 E Seltice Way
Post Falls, ID
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Flower Seed, Seed, Wildflower Seed

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Petal Pushers Nursery
(208) 676-0110
1842 N Government Way
Coeur D Alene, ID

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The Turfgrass Technical Manual
West 5300 Riverbend Avenue
Post Falls, ID
 
Advanced Sprinklers
(208) 687-1955
PO Box 686
Rathdrum, ID

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Westwood Gardens
(208) 687-5952
15825 N. Westwood Dr.
Rathdrum, ID
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Animal / Insect Repellent / Deterrent, Annuals, Arrangement Accessories, Bird Baths, Bulbs, Ceramic, Terra Cotta & Stone Containers, Chemicals, Christmas Lighting, Christmas Ornaments & Decorations, Christmas Trees - Cut, Christmas Trees - Live Container, Compost, Compost Tea, Composting, Conifers / Evergreens, Containers - Decorative, Decorative Planters & Urns, Display Structures, Erosion & Sediment Control Supplies, Fertilizers, Flower Seed, Furniture / Structures, Garden Centers / Nurseri…

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Ferndale Nursery
(208) 772-4594
6680 N Government Way
Dalton Gardens, ID

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White Rock Landscaping
(208) 683-3030
29520 N Highway 95
Athol, ID

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Lakeside Landscape
(208) 762-0735
11758 N Tracey Rd
Hayden, ID
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Mon 07:30 AM-06:00 PM

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R&J Landscaping & Sprinkler
(208) 762-9367
1804 W. Honeysuckle Avenue
Hayden, ID

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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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