Water Garden Design Sparks NV

Local resource for water garden designs in Sparks, NV. 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.

Rail City Garden Center
(775) 355-1551
1720 Brierley Way
Sparks, NV
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Annuals, Aquatics, Arborist Services, Arrangement Accessories, Benches / Chairs / Tables, Boulders, Bulbs, Cactus / Succulent, Ceramic, Terra Cotta & Stone Containers, Chemicals, Conifers / Evergreens, Container / Barrel Water Garden Kits, Containers - Decorative, Crop Protection, Display Structures, Equipment - New, Fertilizers, Fish / Koi, Flags, Windsocks & Poles, Flower Seed, Fountains - Decorative, Furniture / Structures, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Orname…

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Pickapot
(775) 826-7346
4985 Spring Drive
Reno, NV
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Annuals, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Plants

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Dry Creek Garden Company
(775) 851-0353
7250 South Virginia
Reno, NV
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Annuals, Chemicals, Crop Protection, Flower Seed, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Horticulture Companies, Mulch, Perennials, Plants, Roses, Seed, Seeds, Shrubs, Trees, Wildflower Seed

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Vintage Gardens
(775) 626-4389
55 E Parr Blvd
Reno, NV
 
Casci Landscaping
(775) 322-7556
315 Colorado River Blvd
Reno, NV
 
National Landscape
(775) 626-4389
Po Box 51166
Sparks, NV

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Garden Shop Nursery
(775) 825-3527
475 Gentry Way
Reno, NV
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Annuals, Arrangement Accessories, Bath & Personal Care Products, Bonsai Equipment / Supplies, Bulbs, Candles & Holders, Chemicals, Compost, Composting, Craft Materials & Supplies, Crop Protection, Drip Irrigation Supplies, Equipment, Nursery, Erosion & Sediment Control Supplies, Fertilizers, Flower Seed, Fountains - Decorative, Fragrances, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Gardening Supplies, Gifts & Accents, Giftware, Home Decor, Horticulture Companies, I…

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Moana Nursery
(775) 825-0602
1100 W. Moana Lane
Reno, NV
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Annuals, Aquatics, Conifers / Evergreens, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Groundcovers, Horticulture Companies, Perennials, Plants, Roses, Shrubs, Trees, Vines

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Micano Home and Garden D¨¦cor
(775) 329-6422
1350 S Virginia St
Reno, NV
 
Paradise Fountains and Water Features
(775) 829-8100
2285 Harvard Way
Reno, NV

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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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