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Water Garden Landscaping-A Few Effective Tips

Jul 13, 2008
Some of the most appealing types of landscaping designs are in my opinion water gardens. Far from the usual, water garden landscaping includes in most cases fish of some variety, colorful rocks, and different types of water vegetation all arrayed in a visually pleasing way. If you are into a dynamic environment there are some very cool water garden landscaping ideas worth checking out, some of them are really complicated but definitely worth the effort.

More Complex

Though water garden landscaping is not as simple as say rock garden landscaping, it can still be tried out even in spite of the fact that you will have to do quite a bit of excavating as well as water treatment. However, for those who don't have the time, patience or money to indulge in water garden landscaping, there are also some simple landscaping designs to try, which will help to add beauty to any garden while at the same time not costing a lot of your hard earned cash.

Before you even consider doing any of the excavating work you must first plan everything out. There are some complex applications to water garden landscaping that can be overcome relatively easily with the proper planning. You must put everything out on paper including the dimensions of the pond and the layout of the whole design. If you do this things will move forward much more smoothly.

When everything is completed on paper you need to transfer those designs onto the ground that you will be working. When you have it all laid out you can begin the excavating. This can either be manual labor or if you have a little extra cash you can hire an excavator. This would be my choice as they can dig in a couple of minutes what could take you days to dig. Especially if you soil is really rocky.

When you are done with the excavating it is time to move forward into the plumbing stage. be sure to install all of the plumbing correctly so that the water flows in the intended directions. After the plumbing is completed you need to look at sealing the pond. A very common way that this is accomplished is by using waterproof cement. You might want to check into some preformed water garden ponds as well. It might save you some time in the labor department.

After your seal is complete you need to fortify the edge of your pond so that it will not cave in. When this is done you can move forward to decorating your water garden landscape. Large rocks are a common addition and work very well. When the rocks are all in it is time to add some vegetation. I like to use low maintenance varieties for obvious reasons. If you are adding plants you will also need to mulch them as well.

At last, you can finally arrange all of the rocks to your liking, put all of the aquatic plans in their proper places and fill up the pond with water. After this is done pick out whatever variety of fish you like be it Japanese koi, goldfish, or carp put them in and enjoy your work of art.
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