Water Features

7
Nov

STEP-OVER WATERFALLS . . . By Paradise Restored

Step-over waterfalls in landscape design are pleasing to the senses. It’s no secret that water features provide soothing sights and sounds that help you relax and de-stress in today’s busy world. They also help to reduce traffic noise by replacing it with the sounds of trickling water. Further, Nature’s bird life will be drawn in while pesky mosquitoes cannot breed in

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4
May

Waterfeatures Liven Up Your Landscape

Waterfeatures are a must-have when designing your landscape. They come in many variations and create a special ambiance.  Ponds, waterfalls, bubblers, reflection pools, infinity pots . . . so many to choose from and each add that extra touch of tranquility to the landscape. Need some ideas? We love to show off our waterfeature favorites. Let’s start with three fountain

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12
Aug

Fire and Water for Fun-filled Family Times

Family – how can it be equaled? And yet, with busy schedules, the fun-filled family times can slip between our fingers.  How about adding a few of natures’ favorite elements to bring back the memory-makers that active calendars have stolen? That’s what these happy Lake Oswego homeowners did! They added an entertainment patio off their main deck.  Walking a few

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18
Dec

Waterfeatures in Landscape Design

Water is the driving force of all nature.  Leonardo da Vinci It flows through the lives of people everywhere. Paradise Restored is partial to the relationship between this essential element and landscape design, understanding our most vital natural resource can significantly influence feelings of peace.  We love landscapes to exude soothing, peaceful comfort . . . retreats for total relaxation. Wander

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26
Mar

Koi Ponds in Landscape Design

Ever notice how you feel looking into a Koi pond – even a photo of one? Instant tranquility, a sigh, a calming happens. . . Perhaps it’s the lazy pond water . . . the languid Koi fish. It manifests a moment of peace, a stall in our otherwise hectic existence. Ten minutes ago I happened upon this photo –

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23
Sep

Water Features & Pond Ecology

As part of their landscape design plan, many homeowners ask for waterfalls with stream beds, garden ponds, bubblers, and pondless water features.  Water features are not only enjoyable to us, but they are also an important part of the surrounding environment as functional parts of nature. Many living things can benefit from the maturation of your pond and ecosystem. One

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27
Nov

Garden Water Features

Garden Water Features are a must have for your landscape or garden space! Water Features provide a stimulating focal point to be viewed from many vantage points in and around your landscape. When planning your garden water feature there are three main viewing locations to be considered. 1. Viewing locations from inside your home. Often times when I meet with

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