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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.... breath away and leave you begging for relief. For most people, floating in a pool can only... custom water feature with a water screen-What a great concept! Definitely very well..."
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... popular water feature of Edwardian garden design and often used by Gertrude Jeckyll... all the water features we use in our gardens, the rill perhaps has the most interesting... maintain and can be designed to suit your style of garden and your life.... moving water. The earliest style of rill was found in ancient Persian gardens, but..."
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... movement and melodious splash, water features often become the focal point of a garden... garden. And nothing brings a feeling of coolness and tranquility quite like a pond or... how much water it consumes. Here are some water-wise tips for incorporating a water... about water consumption? In warm climates how you locate, design and maintain your..."
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... stone and Cor-Ten steel. About 30 miles north of Phoenix is the Pond House, a 1,... desert, the Pond House is skillfully integrated into the landscape, giving a great view... of it and being a part of it. Builder: 180 Degrees Photography by Bill Timmerman... Where does water for the pond come from ? Is it a natural pond, seasonal or using irrigation..."
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... trees and large boulders around the perimeter of the pond. Water lilies and other... movement and sound as well as aerates the pond for healtlhy fish and plant life. Lush..."
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
"mower and lower your water bill while creating a feast for the eyes with diverse... drain on water resources, and they demand regular mowing and fertilizing, not to mention... people and pets, and as circulation corridors through landscapes. Thanks to their... color and texture, lawns often serve as a place for the eye to rest within an area... weeding and aerating. Most home landscapes offer plenty of opportunities to create..."
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?
"to save water and protect our waterways are a good place to begin.... temperatures and less rainfall in many regions, summer is a great time to get serious about... 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... of cold water I use less water. I use my dog's left over water to water the plants..."
10 Favorite Shed Features for Comfort and Joy
"closet and filled it with all my favorite things, really the first space I ever decorated... ideas and let me know what’s in your own backyard shed.... rakes and shovels and weeders and hand tools and old paint cans and engine oil and... gas cans and car topper for camping and spare lawn chairs and coolers and chicken food... stuff and the OTHER one has firewood and furniture we have stashed out there and... and toys and coolers--we have a bunch of those---and kids toys and a spare screen door..."
Celebrate the Year of the Dragon with Water and Red
Welcome the Chinese New Year with photos featuring the legendary dragon's power and the color of luck
"photos featuring the legendary dragon's power and the color of luck... good luck and good fortune and is said to ward off evil spirits. And water, whether as... dragon features both the color red and the element water: Red because it is the color... potent and has auspicious powers, but it is said to have empathy and seeks to aid... new year and, in accordance with the 12-year cycle, this will be a year of the dragon..."
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
"acres and with as many modern comforts as rugged trails, this Montana home is an... including a pond that serves as a geothermal mass for heat. "The house was built with nature... sustainability and the surrounding environment in mind, while also trying to seem like a very... construction, and had forgotten about it. They did a great job, and it looks great two years... net/testing-and-certifications.html The new and reclaimed materials work beautifully together..."
Design Your Landscape for Peace and Quiet
Block unwanted noise with plantings, barriers and water features for a more soothing outdoor experience
"barriers and water features for a more soothing outdoor experience... relax and enjoy your yard. Noise pollution is a stressful irritant that is almost... refract and reflect noise. *Desirable white noise can mask undesirable noise. Let’s... And if you are planning a water feature here are 2 suggestions for a tile mural... major water features, fences as high as code will allow, and a huge "hedge" of mature... playing and screaming, dogs barking, lawn mowers going, bbqs and music. That said..."
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
"of fish ponds in every shape and size, all the way up to a lavish $40,000 koi pond... danced and sliced coconuts with a giant machete — it was all so serene and charming... shimmering koi ponds almost everywhere I stepped. Glimmering white, orange and black fish... relaxing and inspiring home landscapes are those that incorporate a fish pond. So... fish ponds are not for the faint of heart. They take a lot of time and effort, love..."
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... create and maintain an outdoor space that is both beautiful and environmentally sound... driveway and ours. Never watered. Cut them down and they are back, tall and menacing... together by water needs and how a watering system can save on water use. This ideabook..."
Great Design Plant: Papyrus
Out of Africa and into your garden, gently swaying papyrus adds an exotic touch to water features and riverbeds
"Africa and into your garden, gently swaying papyrus adds an exotic touch to water... paper and as backdrops to exotic resort destinations — but how and where does papyrus... tropical bogs and along stream edges, it's able and willing to be cultivated in a residential... include a water garden in your landscape or are plagued by poorly drained soil, papyrus... large water features or plant it in a container and then put the container in the..."
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... too much water can lead to slope destabilization, slides and ocean pollution as runoff... engage and manage the water on a property, whether you expect flash floods or simply... control and direct the water that enters your site as productively as possible.... mismanaged water is not just inconvenient; in some areas it is truly dangerous. In my... weeds and be kind to my pets and the environment we had a continual problem with..."