Water Garden Design Hightstown NJ

Local resource for water garden designs in Hightstown, NJ. 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.

Cbj Farms
(609) 371-2740
1156 Old York Rd
Hightstown, NJ

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Jk Matthews Nursery
(609) 371-0560
169 Edinburg-windsor Rd
Windsor, NJ

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DJ's Country Gardens
(609) 259-1221
42 Robbinsville Edinburg Rd
Robbinsville, NJ
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Farmer Als Market & Greenhouses
(732) 521-1888
387 Buckelew Ave
Monroe Township, NJ
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Builders / Contractors, Garden Centers / Nurseries

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Arbe Garden & Gift
(732) 521-9700
1900 Englishtown Rd
Monroe Township, NJ
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Shoprite Garden Center
(609) 443-6767
43 Hickory Corner
East Windsor, NJ
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Groundcovers, Perennials, Plants, Shrubs, Trees

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Tony's Farm & Garden Center
(609) 448-0667
1369 Route 130
Windsor, NJ
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Timothy's Center For Gardening
(609) 448-6222
1185 Route 130
Robbinsville, NJ
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Annuals, Bulbs, Chemicals, Crop Protection, Flower Seed, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Horticulture Companies, Landscaping Services, Mulch, Perennials, Plants, Remodeling Services, Roses, Seed, Seeds, Shrubs, Trees, Wildflower Seed

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Baker's Nursery & Landscape Service Inc
(732) 251-3377
458 Spotswood-Englishtown Road
Monroe Township, NJ
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Annuals, Arrangement Accessories, Bird Baths, Bulbs, Ceramic, Terra Cotta & Stone Containers, Chemicals, Clothing, Conifers / Evergreens, Containers - Decorative, Crop Protection, Decorative Planters & Urns, Fertilizers, Flower Seed, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Gardening Supplies, Gloves, Grading Services, Groundcovers, Hand Tools, Hardscape Supplies, Herbs, Horticulture Companies, Hoses / Watering Devices, Industry Supplies & Services, Irrigation Su…

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Gasko's Family Farm
(732) 446-9205
112 Federal Rd
Monroe Township, NJ

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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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