Water Garden Design Minot ND

Local resource for water garden designs in Minot, ND. 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.

Lowe's Garden Center
(701) 838-2868
PO Box 216
Minot, ND
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(701) 838-2868
1620 4th Ave NE
Minot, ND
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Integrity Outdoor Living
(701) 509-0155
1303 South Broadway
Minot, ND
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Paver patios, retaining walls, paver sidewalks and driveways
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Mon through Frid 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Free Estimates

Precision Landscaping & Construction
(701) 837-4747
2500 20th Ave Se
Minot, ND
 
Smitty's Parking Lot Service
(701) 852-1951
1000 5th Ave Nw
Minot, ND
 
The Green Thumb Greenhouse
(701) 852-4545
4605 County Road 15w
Minot, ND

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Dakota Valley
Minot, ND
 
True Value Hardware
(701) 839-0659
1835 16th St Sw
Minot, ND
 
Duane Jussero-Custom Landscaping
(701) 721-3803
2317 19th St Sw
Minot, ND
 
Seeds 2000
(701) 838-7544
900 N Broadway Ste 102
Minot, ND
 
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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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