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Japanese Landscape Design


After careful design, planting and arranging your Japanese landscape design there would be little to do accept sit back and enjoy the tranquility it creates.

The garden should include some traditional Japanese stonework, a trickling water feature or pond, as well as the groomed evergreens.

Try making a drawing laying out exactly what you would like to have in your Japanese garden. Draw in a strolling rock path leading past interestingly trimmed foliage, flowers and a stream. Consider a spot for a Japanese stone bench possibly near a small koi pond.

A Beautiful Japanese Garden Bridge


With your Japanese landscape design you could include a Japanese garden bridge, where you would actually walk over the water features or simply stand or sit on the bridge to soak up the gorgeous view. After all, a Japanese landscape design also features tons of greenery in the form of plants, flowers, shrubs, and trees, bamboo fences, waterfalls, statues, lanterns, lily pads, pebble walkways, and so on. In fact, for the larger gardens, some will also feature a teahouse, which is authentic.

The Japanese garden bridge is typically constructed from wood or stone with a design that fits with the Japanese style. In Japan, these bridges are used to connect a shore with an island or in some cases, even to connect one island with another island. Of course, in a smaller residential Japanese landscape design, the Japanese garden bridge goes along with a strolling garden, again to go over a pond or stream.



In a traditional dry Japanese garden everything has a meaning and has been specifically placed. There will commonly be a bed of carefully raked sand with several stones strategically arranged.

Locating Japanese Garden Supplies


Once you have carfeully planned and drawn out the design of your garden you will need a shopping list of all the components you would like to include in your garden. You can look online and order items or find them locally at a garden supply shop.

Once you have added the bridge, you can look at other supplies to complete the overall look of your Janpanese landscape design. Again, lanterns, statues, bamboo fences, deer chasers, waterfalls, pebbles, and stepping stones are all common, along with lots of beautiful flowers and plants. If you shop around online or even at your local home and garden center, chances are you will find a wonderful selection without spending a fortune.