Splendid Japanese Water Garden
A Japanese water garden is considered a great work of art that is to be crafted and nurtured with meditative refinement. One of the most important elements to a Japanese water garden is the noise level. You want your pond and surrounding areas to be as quiet and tranquil as possible. Building your pond away from noisy neighbors, busy streets, and playing children is usually a good idea. If you don’t have the acreage to create such a space, you can use natural elements such as plants and boulders to create an intimate space that blocks out the noisy surroundings. Japanese water gardens are known for their decorative elements. Spend some time searching for pictures of these gardens, so that you can have a better idea of what you want for your own space. There are many pond supply stores that specialize in Japanese water garden design, so you should have no trouble finding items to fit your theme. Items like bamboo, dwarf pines, stone lanterns, boulders, stepping stones, etc., will all help create the feeling of being in Japan.
High stone walls, bamboo screens, and weathered wood are all great building elements. You can use them to design walkways, bridges, and seating areas. Once you have a good idea of what you want in your Japanese water garden, it’s time to create a plan of action. You will want to begin by sketching out the general layout for your pond. If you plan to raise Koi, there are certain elements that must be present in order to sustain your fish. Many of the elements, such as waterfalls and drainage can be designed to fit the Japanese water garden theme.