Water Garden Design Sioux Falls SD

Local resource for water garden designs in Sioux Falls, 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.

Rock Garden Nursery & Landscape
(605) 338-9148
2101 North Dr
Sioux Falls, SD
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Garden Centers / Nurseries, Horticulture Companies, Landscape Consulting, Landscape Contractors, Landscaping Services, Plants, Trees

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Rock Garden Nursery & Landscaping
(605) 338-9148
2000 N North Dr
Sioux Falls, SD
R & S Sprinkler & Landscaping
(605) 338-4809
3002 N Presentation Ct
Sioux Falls, SD
Pauls Always Green
(605) 334-3684
1111 S West Ave
Sioux Falls, SD
Cliff Avenue Greenhouse & Garden Center
(605) 362-9727
7310 W 41st St
Sioux Falls, SD
Hieberts Greenhouse Of Sd, Inc
(605) 336-9100
46844 264th St
Sioux Falls, SD

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Baumgartner Trees & Landscaping Inc
(605) 332-6797
1701 W Madison St
Sioux Falls, SD
Eagle Lawn & Landscape Inc
(605) 366-1111
3408 North Potsdam Ave
Sioux Falls, SD
Country Acres Tree Farm
(605) 368-5500
26865 468th Ave
Sioux Falls, SD
Landscape Garden Centers
(605) 338-0706
26971 S Minnesota Av
Sioux Falls, 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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