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Gardens Tap Into Rill Water Features
Rooted in ancient design, this water feature is popular again as a way to help contemporary landscapes flow
"ancient design, this water feature is popular again as a way to help contemporary... 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... moving water. The earliest style of rill was found in ancient Persian gardens, but... garden designers. Today, rills are the perfect choice for any size garden, as they..."
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
"These pool designs let imagination take the lead... incorporate a water feature in your next outdoor design.... so far. Water features can offer another welcome reprieve from hot, hazy days. From... pool designs incorporate some kind of moving water. Did you know the sound of moving... moving water has been proven to lower the heart rate? Yet another reason to incorporate... custom water feature with a water screen-What a great concept! Definitely very well..."
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 to your home's design? Here are ten options that I've considered ......"
A Place on the Water: 4 Inspiring Designs
"e how water and views shaped these shoreline escapes... near water has an undeniable appeal. Be it a river, lake, or even an ocean, bodies... bodies of water offer relaxation, a unique vista, and the opportunity for recreation... to the water, until we are actually sitting atop it. See hundreds of beach-home photos... house design is cool .another dream in the wind weeeee Wow just amazing ,Very impressive... of the water comes inside. Note the reflection of the water on the glass walls.See..."
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... a few design strategies can help quiet things down. Here are some concepts to keep... planning a water feature here are 2 suggestions for a tile mural wall http://www.Ali... major water features, fences as high as code will allow, and a huge "hedge" of mature... professionally designed waterfall can create just the right amount of "white noise" to offer..."
Great Design Plant: Papyrus
Out of Africa and into your garden, gently swaying papyrus adds an exotic touch to water features and riverbeds
"touch to water features and riverbeds... include a water garden in your landscape or are plagued by poorly drained soil, papyrus... your zone)Water requirement: Water lovingLight requirement: Full sun to partial shadeMature... large water features or plant it in a container and then put the container in the... shallow water. It’s more of a marginal plant and doesn’t grow well in deep water like... plants like water lilies (Nymphaea spp) or lotus (Nelumbo spp). Papyrus grows rapidly,..."
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... dragon features both the color red and the element water: Red because it is the color... spirits. And water, whether as rain, flood or fountain, because it is the element the legendary... custom design anything you need www.custommade.com I love it, I too have Red Wine... Dragon. Water and red combine in a simple garden water feature perfect for the new..."
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..."
Fall for a Water-Wise Fountain
No need to sacrifice beauty in the interest of water conservation — these smart fountain designs let you have both
"interest of water conservation — these smart fountain designs let you have both... joy a water feature should deliver, check out these beautiful, water-concious fountains... Water brings tranquility, balance and movement to an outdoor space, qualities nearly... look with water conservation in mind? There are a few strategies: *Decrease evaporation... *Include water foliage *Reduce, reuse, recycle Just in case you think I've just eliminated..."
"house's water table keeps wetness outdoors and adds architectural interest to a home's... direct water away. A water table is also a prominent design element that can visually... direct water away from the building's foundation. A water table is typically curved... A water table is an architectural element at the base of a building; its purpose... path for water. A water table is also a feature of wood construction and wood-sided..."
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..."
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.... with rain water collecting in our side yard due to a swale (our neighbors landscaped..."
Patio of the Week: Water and Fire Mingle in a Canadian Front Yard
If the illuminated moat winding through this Ontario patio doesn't dazzle you, the 8-foot-wide fireplace will
"Sturrock Design Inc, Maria Valentino, Laurel Nicholson and Daintry Robson... materials and design kick up the idea 10 notches. Great idea on the moving water/fountain... homeowner and designer to clarify the design credit with regard to the front yard and hope... custom designs for all the features. We worked very closely with the home owner, Chris... It's a water feature made of Ipe wood, stainless steel and glass (glass not installed..."
See a Lush Australian Garden That Needs Little Water
Highly self-sufficient and sustainable, this oasis near Sydney offers something special around every corner
"landscape designer Arthur Lathouris for 15 years. The cool climate and high altitude... soil's water-holding capacity. Lathouris composts all of the garden's green waste... use a watering system; the garden is extremely self-sufficient and sustainable. Here... retaining and feature walls that complement the garden's natural growth. This ironstone sculpture..."
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
"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..."