Water Garden Design South Lyon MI

Local resource for water garden designs in South Lyon, 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.

Rayney's Rainbow Gardens
(248) 437-2629
57707 10 Mile Road
South Lyon, MI
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Annuals, Bulbs, Chemicals, Crop Protection, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Groundcovers, Horticulture Companies, Mulch, Perennials, Plants, Roses, Seeds, Shrubs, Trees

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Dinser's Greenhouse
(248) 349-1320
24501 Dinser Dr
Novi, MI
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Annuals

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Bordine Nursery
(517) 552-9300
6347 Grand River
Brighton, MI
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Annuals, Arrangement Accessories, Baskets & Wicker Containers, Bird Baths, Bird Feeders, Bulbs, Cactus / Succulent, Ceramic, Terra Cotta & Stone Containers, Chemicals, Conifers / Evergreens, Containers, Containers - Decorative, Crop Protection, Decorative Planters & Urns, Fertilizers, Furniture / Structures, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Groundcovers, Herbicides, Home Furnishings, Horticulture Companies, Houseplants, Irrigation Supplies, Landscape Cons…

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English Gardens
(810) 534-5059
7345 Grand River Rd
Brighton, MI
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Annuals, Vegetables

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Iverson's Lumber Co Inc
(248) 685-8702
300 E. Huron St
Milford, MI
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Mulch, Rubber Mulch

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Milarch Nursery, Inc.
(248) 437-2094
28500 Haas Road
New Hudson, MI
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Cedar Mulch, Chemicals, Clothing, Conifers / Evergreens, Crop Protection, Edging / Border, Equipment - New, Equipment, Nursery, Fertilizers, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Gardening Gloves, Gardening Supplies, Gloves, Groundcovers, Hand Tools, Hardscape Supplies, Hardwood Mulch, Herbicides, Horticulture Companies, Insecticide, Integrated Pest Management (IPM), Landscape Contractors, Landscape Design, Landscape Supplies, Landscaping Services, Manure, Mulch, Nursery Suppli…

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Shady Stop Of Brighton
(810) 220-4406
9020 Maltby Road
Brighton, MI
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Garden Centers / Nurseries, Groundcovers, Perennials, Plants, Shrubs, Trees

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Leppek Nursery Inc
(810) 227-2566
7341 W Grand River Ave
Brighton, MI
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Annuals, Aquatics, Arbors / Arches, Arrangement Accessories, Benches / Chairs / Tables, Bird Feeders, Bulbs, Ceramic, Terra Cotta & Stone Containers, Chemicals, Conifers / Evergreens, Containers - Decorative, Crop Protection, Educational Books & Tapes, Fertilizers, Florist, Fountains - Decorative, Furniture / Structures, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Gardening Supplies, Groundcovers, Hammocks, Hand Tools, Home Furnishings, Horticulture Companies, House…

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Rhino Seed & Landscape Supply
(810) 632-5640
850 N. Old Us Highway 23
Brighton, MI
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Groundcovers, Perennials, Plants, Shrubs, Trees

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Graye's Greenhouse
(734) 453-1220
8820 N Lilley Rd
Plymouth, 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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