Water Garden Design La Place LA

Local resource for water garden designs in La Place, LA. 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.

Lynne Dimms Nursery Llc
(504) 468-5467
27 W 27th St
Kenner, LA

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Home Depot
(504) 729-4400
5151 Citrus Blvd Ste A
New Orleans, LA
 
Old Metairie Plant Station
(504) 219-0001
400 Airline Drive
Metairie, LA
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Groundcovers, Perennials, Plants, Shrubs, Trees

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The Vintage Garden
(504) 219-0477
925 S Labarre Rd
Metairie, LA

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Garden Specialties Inc
(504) 468-2300
3601 Florida Ave
Kenner, LA
 
Laughing Buddha Nursery
(504) 887-4336
4516 Clearview Pkwy
Metairie, LA

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Banting Family Nursery Inc
(504) 436-4343
3425 River Road
Bridge City, LA
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Annuals, Bulbs, Chemicals, Conifers / Evergreens, Crop Protection, Fertilizers, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Groundcovers, Horticulture Companies, Houseplants, Integrated Pest Management (IPM), Mulch, Perennials, Pest Control Supplies, Plants, Roses, Seeds, Shrubs, Slow Release Fertilizers, Trees, Vegetables, Vines

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Perino's Garden Center & Gifts
(504) 834-7888
3100 Veterans Memorial Blvd
Metairie, LA
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Animal / Insect Repellent / Deterrent, Annuals, Arrangement Accessories, Baskets & Wicker Containers, Benches / Chairs / Tables, Bulbs, Candles & Holders, Ceramic, Terra Cotta & Stone Containers, Christmas Trees, Christmas Trees - Cut, Conifers / Evergreens, Containers, Containers - Decorative, Craft Materials & Supplies, Decorative Planters & Urns, Display Structures, Flower Boxes / Window Boxes, Fountains - Decorative, Fragrances, Furniture / Structures, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Cent…

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Roussel's Garden Express
(985) 652-8380
1301 W Airline Hwy
La Place, LA

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All Terrain Landscape & Irrigation
(504) 885-3091
4720 Henican Pl
Metairie, LA
 
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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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