Water Garden Design Marion OH

Local resource for water garden designs in Marion, OH. 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.

Marion Flower Shop Gift Center & Greenhouses
(740) 389-2323
1045 E Church St
Marion, OH
Products / Services
Florist, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Landscaping Services

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Hidden Treasures Garden Center
(419) 946-4736
552 West High Street
Edison, OH
Products / Services
Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Groundcovers, Horticulture Companies, Perennials, Plants, Shrubs, Trees

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Urban Gardens
(740) 375-2800
671 E. Center St. (309)
Marion, OH
Products / Services
Indoor Gardening Supplies

Greenkeeper Incorporated
(740) 389-5959
1025 Virginia Ave
Marion, OH
 
Central Ohio Farmers Co-Op
(419) 985-2601
1477 State Route 294
Marion, OH
 
New Dimension
(740) 465-7085
3882 Prospect Upper Sandusky Road
Morral, OH
Products / Services
Annuals, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Plants

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Oberlander Tree & Landscape
(419) 562-8733
1874 E Mansfield St
Bucyrus, OH
Products / Services
Arborist Services, Deck Construction, Groundcovers, Irrigation Supplies, Landscaping Services, Perennials, Plants, Portable Irrigation Systems, Shrubs, Trees

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Rob's Lawncare
(740) 382-1388
1054 Bermuda Dr
Marion, OH
 
Felchlin Re
(740) 383-1506
1867 Marion Green Camp Rd
Marion, OH
 
Mc Coy Landscape Service Incorporated
(740) 375-2730
2391 Likens Rd
Marion, OH
 
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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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