Water Garden Design Latonia KY

Local resource for water garden designs in Latonia, KY. 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.

Jackson Florist & Garden Center
(859) 331-0222
3124 Madison Ave
Latonia, KY
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Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Groundcovers, Horticulture Companies, Perennials, Plants, Shrubs, Trees

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Homestead Greenhouse Inc
(859) 635-3993
13547 Hissem Ave
Alexandria, KY

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Kremers Market
(859) 341-1067
755 Buttermilk Pke
Crescent Springs, KY
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Annuals, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Plants

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Cresent Springs Hardware
(859) 341-2851
2460 Anderson Road
Covington, KY
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Rubber Mulch

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Bigg's Hypermarket
(859) 283-2777
4874 Houston Road
Florence, KY

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Brentwood Landscape & Design, Inc.
(859) 635-0711
8131 Aa Highway
Alexandria, KY
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B & B Plants, Container Plants, Groundcovers, Landscape Contractors, Landscape Maintenance, Perennials, Plants, Shrubs, Trees

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Swan Floral & Gift Shop
(859) 342-7575
4311 Dixie Hwy
Elsmere, KY

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Farmholme
(859) 356-2084
15283 Madison Pike
Morning View, KY
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Annuals, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Plants

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Ft. Thomas Florist
(859) 441-8049
63 South Grand Ave.
Fort Thomas, KY
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Groundcovers, Perennials, Plants, Shrubs, Trees

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Florence Nursery & Floral Shop Inc.
(859) 371-5999
7501 US Highway 42
Florence, KY
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Annuals, Bulbs, Chemicals, Christmas Lighting, Christmas Ornaments & Decorations, Christmas Trees, Christmas Trees, Wreaths & Greens - Permanent, Conifers / Evergreens, Crop Protection, Fall Decorations, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Gardening Supplies, Gifts & Accents, Groundcovers, Halloween Decorations, Hand Tools, Holiday Items, Horticulture Companies, Houseplants, Industry Supplies & Services, Irrigation Supplies, Landscape Contractors, Landscapin…

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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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