Water Garden Design Winthrop MA

Local resource for water garden designs in Winthrop, MA. 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.

Green Goat Lawn Care
(617) 276-5823
30 Fremont St # 3
Somerville, MA

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Almquist Flowerland Inc
(617) 472-4897
30 Hooper St
Quincy, MA

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Capeway Florist
(781) 337-1470
249 North St
North Weymouth, MA

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Marblehead Garden Center, Inc
(781) 631-8558
164 West Shore Drive
Marblehead, MA
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Annuals, Aquatics, Bulbs, Chemicals, Crop Protection, Fertilizers, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Gardening Supplies, Greenhouse Supplies & Equipment, Groundcovers, Horticulture Companies, Integrated Pest Management (IPM), Mulch, Natural Pesticide, Organic Fertilizers, Organic Gardening, Perennials, Pest Control Supplies, Plants, Roses, Seeds, Shrubs, Statues / Sculptures, Trees

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West Roxbury Roche Bros.
(617) 469-5747
1800 Centre Street
West Roxbury, MA
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Vegetables

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Mahoney's Garden Centers
(617) 787-8885
449 Western Avenue
Brighton, MA
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Annuals, Bulbs, Chemicals, Crop Protection, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Groundcovers, Horticulture Companies, Irrigation Supplies, Mulch, Perennials, Pest Control Supplies, Plants, Portable Irrigation Systems, Roses, Seeds, Shrubs, Trees

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Quincy Roche Bros. (granite Crossing)
(617) 471-0500
101 Falls Boulevard
Quincy, MA
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Vegetables

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Land Escapes
(617) 308-7063
11 Harvard Street
Arlington, MA

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Mahoney's Garden Centers
(781) 729-5900
242 Cambridge Street Route 3
Winchester, MA
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Annuals, Aquatics, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Groundcovers, Perennials, Roses, Shrubs, Trees, Vines

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Earth Landscape
(978) 744-1475
6 Tulip Street
Salem, MA

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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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