Water Garden Design Rapid City SD

Local resource for water garden designs in Rapid City, SD. 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.

Jolly Lane Greenhouse
(605) 393-1700
2962 Jolly Ln
Rapid City, SD
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Annuals, Arrangement Accessories, Bulbs, Chemicals, Conifers / Evergreens, Crop Protection, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Giftware, Greenhouse Growers, Horticulture Companies, Mulch, Perennials, Pest Control Supplies, Plants, Roses, Seeds, Shrubs, Trees

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TruGreen
(888) 615-8157
1935 Lombardy Drive
Rapid City, SD
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Get 10% off our Lawn Care Package that includes: A Healthy Lawn Analysis customizing a plan to your lawn’s needs, Proactive services provided at key stages throughout the year, Fertilization, Weed Control, & Lawn insect control. For new residential customers only. Not to be combined with or used in conjunction with any other offer or discount including prepayment discount. Additional restrictions may apply. Offer not valid with TruNatural program.
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MON - FRI 9:00AM - 10:00PM; SAT - SUN 9:00AM - 9:00PM

Black Hills Landscapes
(605) 341-1745
1996 Sedivy Ln
Rapid City, SD

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Designworks Inc
(605) 394-0394
526 Saint Joseph Street Suite B
Rapid City, SD
 
Anderson Landscape & Sprnklrs
(605) 342-5171
Rapid City, SD
 
The Plantsmyth
(605) 348-3387
2613 E. Hwy 44
Rapid City, SD
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Flower Seed, Seed, Wildflower Seed

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Black Hills Tree Farm
Caputa, SD
 
Mstic Mountain Landscapes
(605) 716-6385
3314 Cambell St
Rapid City, SD
 
Turf Care Systems
(605) 716-7501
Po Box 3307
Rapid City, SD
 
WYSS Associates Inc
(605) 348-2268
728 6th Street
Rapid City, SD
 
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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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