Water Garden Design Petal MS

Local resource for water garden designs in Petal, MS. 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.

Sticks And Stones Garden Center
(815) 895-1872
6925 Us Hwy 49 N Suite 1
Haddiesburg, MS
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Stewart Plant Farm
(601) 477-5257
44 Walters Rd
Ellisville, MS

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Trees From Twin Oaks
(601) 583-9411
Hattiesburg, MS
 
Stone Henge Nursery & Landscape Center
(601) 544-3733
1274 United States Highway 11
Petal, MS
 
Stewart Lawn Service
(601) 270-6363
404 Park Ave
Hattiesburg, MS
 
The Flower Pot Designs
(601) 270-5300
20 Montrose Court
Hattiesburg, MS
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Morning-Glory Mulch
(601) 270-5313
724 Morriston Rd
Petal, MS

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Eaves Thomas H Landscape Architect
(601) 582-1198
104 Buschman St
Hattiesburg, MS

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Arbor Landscape & Home Service Incorporated
(601) 264-5282
110 W Ray Dr
Hattiesburg, MS
 
Impressions in Stone Inc
(601) 545-2400
113 Newman Street
Hattiesburg, MS
 
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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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