Water Garden Design Idaho Falls ID

Local resource for water garden designs in Idaho Falls, 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.

Sunnyside Greenhouse
(208) 522-4660
2366 E Sunnyside Road
Idaho Falls, ID
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Town & Country Gardens Inc
(208) 522-5247
5800 S. Yellowstone Hwy
Idaho Falls, ID
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Annuals, Aquatics, Arrangement Accessories, Bird Feeders, Bird Houses / Nest Boxes, Birding Accessories, Bulbs, Ceramic, Terra Cotta & Stone Containers, Chemicals, Christmas Ornaments & Decorations, Collectables & Figurines, Conifers / Evergreens, Containers, Containers - Decorative, Decorative Planters & Urns, Environmental Controls, Fall Decorations, Fish / Koi, Fish Food, Fish Health, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Gifts & Accents, Groundcovers, Holi…

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Garden Gate Nursery
(208) 754-4400
34796 100 N
Rigby, ID
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Annuals, Flower Seed, Seed, Vegetables, Wildflower Seed

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Arthur Landscape Construction
(208) 529-8310
361 Cliff St
Idaho Falls, ID
 
Gardner Olympic Enterprises
(208) 227-0445
125 Ash St
Idaho Falls, ID
 
Town And Country Gardens
(208) 522-1088
5800 S. Yellowstone Hwy.
Id. Falls, ID
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Flower Seed, Seed, Wildflower Seed

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Rock And Tree Nursery
(208) 681-0584
1629 East 49th North
Idaho Falls, ID

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Idaho Sod Inc.
(208) 529-3197
Po Box 1662
Idaho Falls, ID
 
Lawn Buddies
(208) 524-5245
3010 Escalante Ave
Idaho Falls, ID
 
All American Yards-Landscape
(208) 522-8922
2243 Heyrend Way
Idaho Falls, 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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