Water Garden Design Ludington MI

Local resource for water garden designs in Ludington, MI. 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.

Giving Tree Garden Center
(231) 843-4087
201 N. Gaylord Ave.
Ludington, MI
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Groundcovers, Perennials, Plants, Shrubs, Trees

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Larsen'S Landscaping, Llc.
(231) 757-3850
3091 N. Us-31
Scottville, MI

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New Look Landscaping
(989) 224-9000
1203 Lincolnshire Drive
St. Johns, MI

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Frank Smith & Sons
(734) 654-8200
876 Indian Trail Rd
Carleton, MI

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K K J And A Flowers
(800) 662-6771
5331 South Eight Mile Road
Auburn, MI

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Villadsen's Northern Greenhouse
(231) 869-5029
2184 Jefferson Rd
Pentwater, MI

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Graye's Greenhouse
(734) 453-1220
8820 N Lilley Rd
Plymouth, MI

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Vite Greenhouses, Inc.
(269) 695-2959
3885 Curran Rd
Buchanan, MI
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Annuals

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Wenke Greenhouses
(269) 388-2266
5071 Market Street
Kalamazoo, MI
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Annuals, Aquatics, Bulbs, Cactus / Succulent, Chemicals, Conifers / Evergreens, Container Plants, Crop Protection, Ferns, Fruits, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Gardening Supplies, Groundcovers, Hand Tools, Herbs, Horticulture Companies, Mulch, Orchids, Ornamental Grasses, Palms / Cycads, Perennials, Plants, Poinsettias, Roses, Seeds, Shrubs, Trees, Trees, Wreaths & Decorations, Turfgrass / Sod, Vegetables, Vines

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Delisi Farms
(810) 395-2907
6148 Hackman Rd
Lynn, MI
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Annuals

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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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