Water Garden Design Rockford MI

Local resource for water garden designs in Rockford, MI. 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.

V & V Nursery
(616) 696-2293
13101 Northland Drive
Cedar Springs, MI
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Knapp Valley Landscaping
(616) 363-8086
4100 Knapp St NE
Grand Rapids, MI
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Koetsier's Greenhouse
(616) 949-7299
1601 Spaulding Ave SE
Grand Rapids, MI
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Annuals, Bulbs, Cactus / Succulent, Chemicals, Conifers / Evergreens, Container Gardening, Crop Protection, Fall Decorations, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Greenhouse Growers, Groundcovers, Horticulture Companies, Mulch, Ornamental Grasses, Perennials, Pest Control Supplies, Pick Your Own Farms, Plants, Roses, Seed, Seeds, Shrubs, Trees, Trees, Wreaths & Decorations, Vegetables, Wildflower Seed

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Horizen Hydroponics
(616) 791-1664
1622 Leonard St. NW.
Grand Rapids, MI

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Millcreek Flowers
(616) 453-4016
2189 Walker Ave Nw
Grand Rapids, MI

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Fruit Basket Flowerland
(616) 784-0542
3801 Alpine Ave NW
Comstock Park, MI
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Annuals, Arrangement Accessories, Baskets & Wicker Containers, Bird Feeders, Birding Accessories, Bulbs, Cactus / Succulent, Candy, Ceramic, Terra Cotta & Stone Containers, Chemicals, Christmas Accessories, Christmas Lighting, Christmas Ornaments & Decorations, Christmas Trees, Christmas Trees, Wreaths & Greens - Permanent, Conifers / Evergreens, Containers, Containers - Decorative, Craft Materials & Supplies, Crop Protection, Decorative Planters & Urns, Edging / Border, Equipment, Nursery, F…

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James Holstege Farms
(616) 464-1211
1459 Spaulding Ave Se
Grand Rapids, MI

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Romence Gardens & Greenhouses
(616) 451-8214
265 Lakeside Dr NE
Grand Rapids, MI
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Annuals, Bulbs, Cactus / Succulent, Chemicals, Christmas Accessories, Christmas Greens, Christmas Tree Stands, Christmas Trees - Cut, Christmas Trees - Live B&B, Christmas Trees - Live Container, Christmas Trees, Wreaths & Greens - Permanent, Conifers / Evergreens, Container Gardening, Crop Protection, Ferns, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Greenhouse Growers, Groundcovers, Holiday Items, Horticulture Companies, Mulch, Ornamental Grasses, Perennials, Pes…

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Glass Corner
(616) 784-0583
3525 Bristol Ave Nw
Grand Rapids, MI

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Creekside Garden Center
(616) 785-1177
4015 Fruit Ridge Ave NW
Grand Rapids, MI
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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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