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A Japanese Garden Offers a Unique Twist on Design and Backyard Enjoyment

Natural garden areas can transform your backyard into an oasis of soothing comfort and relaxation. For many people, the staple green-grass backyard looses its appeal as children grow up, and they want something that is a respite from the daily grind.

Japanese gardens are a great alternative for your yard, and a let you combine elements of your personality with central Japanese garden philosophy and themes to have a space that is truly unique and one-of-a-kind. Although there are different styles some of the key elements of a Japanese garden can include: Stone Work – Buddha statues, pagodas and lanterns in concrete or stone add decorative interest and can have meanings all their own. Mystery – winding paths and use of plantings to create spaces that cannot be seen all at once. Color and Texture – The experience of a Japanese garden is an attention to detail that includes forethought in the use of colors and texture, such as evergreen trees/shrubs that provide color year-round. Structure – Miniature trees, shrubs and artfully pruned plants are designed to create visual structural elements and contrast with surrounding plants. Water Features – Japanese gardens often include reflecting pools and even islands with arched bridges to access the space in larger yards. Fish – Koi and goldfish are often found in pools and ponds and add a striking color element, serenity and movement. Of course your garden should be custom designed to your likes and dislikes, the space available and the feeling you want to evoke when enjoying the space. At Dreamscape Designers, we are experienced in designing and installing Japanese gardens that wow our customers, and everyone who sees them. Call us today at 757-412-1265 to talk about your yard, and whether a Japanese garden is a good option.

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