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8 Pool Water Features That Venture Into Fantasy
Mimic a mermaid in a secret grotto, wade near a waterfall or pose by a pond. These pool designs let imagination take the lead
"pose by a pond. These pool designs let imagination take the lead... so far. Water features can offer another welcome reprieve from hot, hazy days. From... moving water. Did you know the sound of moving water has been proven to lower the... incorporate a water feature in your next outdoor design.... custom water feature with a water screen-What a great concept! Definitely very well... in my water heaven. Ahhhhh These pools are so lovely..... I love the "hidden" spaces..."
Gardens Tap Into Rill Water Features
Rooted in ancient design, this water feature is popular again as a way to help contemporary landscapes flow
"this water feature is popular again as a way to help contemporary landscapes flow... all the water features we use in our gardens, the rill perhaps has the most interesting... popular water feature of Edwardian garden design and often used by Gertrude Jeckyll... moving water. The earliest style of rill was found in ancient Persian gardens, but... Does the water recycle underneath? Or is water stationary? Thanks for these great ideas..."
Houzz Tour: A Pond House in the Arizona Desert
With water in the back and a descent to get in, this skillfully designed modern home keeps its cool in the Southwestern sun
"With water in the back and a descent to get in, this skillfully designed modern home... is the Pond House, a 1,775-square-foot weekend house designed by Will Bruder, an architect... desert, the Pond House is skillfully integrated into the landscape, giving a great view... Where does water for the pond come from ? Is it a natural pond, seasonal or using irrigation... irrigation water? Sublime setting. Are the floors polished concrete? Beautiful house and..."
Have Your Garden Fountain and Be Water Wise Too
Learn which water features are more conscious of conservation, along with strategies for placement and use
"which water features are more conscious of conservation, along with strategies for... how much water it consumes. Here are some water-wise tips for incorporating a water... splash, water features often become the focal point of a garden. And nothing brings... like a pond or fountain. But what about water consumption? In warm climates how you... landscaping: water plants in the pond also, will cool the water and help minimise wind and..."
Tranquil Water Gardens
"beautiful water features to your garden... tranquil water feature to your garden landscape. Water features can be as simple as... elaborate pond with a waterfall. Depending upon your property and budget, there's plenty... near the pond. It matches the color of the wall which complements the serene environment... of the pond. Water lilies and other aquatic plants add oxygenators to the pond, providing... aerates the pond for healtlhy fish and plant life. Lush water lillies add landing pads..."
Build a Backyard Fish Pond Without Going Belly Up
You can make an outdoor fish paradise of your own, for less than you might think. But you'll need this expert design wisdom
"a fish pond. So I wondered: What does it take to put a fish pond in a backyard?... of fish ponds in every shape and size, all the way up to a lavish $40,000 koi pond... shimmering koi ponds almost everywhere I stepped. Glimmering white, orange and black fish... fish ponds are not for the faint of heart. They take a lot of time and effort, love... backyard fish pond for about $2,500. Here’s what you'll need to consider...."
Houzz Tour: Rustic Cabin With Dive-In Pond
Set on 22 acres and with as many modern comforts as rugged trails, this Montana home is an outdoor lover's paradise
"including a pond that serves as a geothermal mass for heat. "The house was built with nature... into the water from. Hayley, if any of the waters we build were, say, 20 acres,... do. The pond is just awesome! I LOVE this place! being able to dive in for a swim... over the water. The interior is so well done....the kitchen is WONDERFUL! Do I love... clear water habitats to accent it. Dan Joseph Architects Who was the Architect..."
Just Add Water: Rain Barrel Magic
Take your rainwater storage from practical to beautiful with a new breed of design-friendly rain barrels
"collect the water that would otherwise drain off your roof and use it to water your garden... garden feature. Times have changed, as the rain barrels featured here prove. With... adherents as water issues affect more and more of us. It's a practical approach — you collect... conserve water & stop using municipal drinking water to water our plants. I admit I... used the water for laundry and wash water, and hauled up their drinking water out of..."
10 Ways to Add Water to Your Home's Design
"surrounded by water. This got me thinking about the ways in which we can add water to our... bring water features to our homes. Indoor or outdoor fountains, waterfalls built... other water features are all great additions to a home. However some of us can't... waste of water. In those cases, it's best to enhance the existing water that we have... to add water-inspired artwork to the house. What do you think is the best way to..."
Get Along With Less Lawn — Ideas to Save Water and Effort
Ditch the mower and lower your water bill while creating a feast for the eyes with diverse plantings and gathering places
"lower your water bill while creating a feast for the eyes with diverse plantings and gathering... drain on water resources, and they demand regular mowing and fertilizing, not to mention... mow amd water (other plants still need water too..) it sure looks a lot prettier than... Read your water meter before and after you water the lawn to see how many gallons of... of water you are using each day for the lawn. Then check your water bill to see how..."
Xeriscape Gardens: How to Get a Beautiful Landscape With Less Water
"serve water and make gardening much easier with the xeriscape approach’s 7 principles... Denver Water utility for a new and comprehensive approach to water conservation. The... strict watering laws. You can only water x 2 days a week, your day is a according... mean no water at all. All living things need some water to survive and thrive. Don't... "saving water"--how ironic, you aren't "saving" water in any sense--either watering..."
Easy Green: Big and Small Ways to Be More Water-Wise at Home
These 20 tips can help us all make the best use of a precious resource. How do you save water in summer?
"conserving water. Whether your goal is to help your community during a time of drought... your home water bill, there are many simple, effective changes you can make around the... to save water and protect our waterways are a good place to begin.... of cold water I use less water. I use my dog's left over water to water the plants... drinking water in the watering can to water our houseplants. They prefer filtered water..."
Dry Riverbeds Solve Water Runoff
Spring rains don't have to lead to slides. Dry riverbeds redirect water runoff and add beauty to your landscape
"redirect water runoff and add beauty to your landscape... mismanaged water is not just inconvenient; in some areas it is truly dangerous. In my... too much water can lead to slope destabilization, slides and ocean pollution as runoff... manage the water on a property, whether you expect flash floods or simply hope to ensure... direct the water that enters your site as productively as possible.... had any water problems since. BTW, we used the large copper cups and put a pond liner..."
Water Sense for Big Savings
"classic water-saving tip, “Save water; shower with a friend”? While there may not... to save water, new technologies and products have enabled a whole universe of options... can save water, save money, help the environment and maybe have a little fun doing so... Many water-saving strategies are easy DIY projects too. Even switching out an old... homes more water efficient. Here are a few things you can do.... use the water to water the garden. Glasses of drinking water that aren't finished..."
Want to Live by the Water? What You Need to Know
Waterside homes can have amazing charm, but you'll have to weather design restrictions, codes and surveys
"on the water than inland. Those perils still exist but are managed today, and living... on the water (a large lake): a cleaning nightmare. Water atttracts bugs. Bugs attract... on the water, though it is an inlet on San Francisco Bay, not a cliff-edge over the... over the water and the tide come and go. I live on Puget Sound waterfront and the concerns... Thanks for featuring our Eagle Harbor Cabin in your article! --Nils @Nils I really like..."