Water Garden Design Mililani HI

Local resource for water garden designs in Mililani, HI. 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.

The Family Tree Nursery
(808) 668-1920
87 675 Hakimo Road
Waianae, HI

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Waipio Gardens
(808) 623-7636
95-024 Waihau St
Mililani, HI
 
Gardens At Launani Valley
(808) 625-0181
95-668 Wikao St
Mililani, HI
 
Kalani Garden Apartments
(808) 623-9811
95-081 Kipapa Dr
Mililani, HI
 
Southern Turf International
(808) 232-2277
94-840 Lanikuhana Ave
Mililani, HI
 
Pang's Nursery
(808) 239-1505
47 002 Okana Road
Kaneohe, HI

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Personal Touch Landscape Maintenance
(808) 623-8481
95-176 Waikalani Dr
Mililani, HI
 
Takenaka Landscaping And Nursery Co
(808) 625-1456
94-1162 Keahua Loop
Mililani, HI
 
Laboy's Cliff Christmas Trees
(808) 625-2815
94-329 Punono St
Mililani, HI
 
Mari's Gardens
(808) 625-2800
94-415 Makapipipi St
Mililani, HI
 
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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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