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Garden Decor: Aquascaping for Beauty and Purpose

Envision a lovely stream flowing over rocks...... around bends in the landscape...... with little minnows frolicking in glittering pools...... with lush dogwoods leaning down the bank to take a look....and cattails perky and tall stretching for the sky.... but wait... is this healthy eco-scaping?

How we maintain plants in the landscape has a dramatic impact on the water quality and behavior in an entire watershed. (Just for you know where your watershed is tonight?)

Aquascaping helps to reduce the impact our activities have on lakes, streams and the ocean.

Activities on and around lakes have a great impact on the water quality, habitat value, and productivity of those lakes. By removing nuisance plants and replacing them with beneficial natives, you can help maintain good water quality and prevent degradation of our water resources.

"Aquascaping" is the term used to specify the planting of aquatic and wetland plants, much the same as landscaping describes the planting of terrestrial plants. Do your part to keep our local waterways safe!
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Whether your water feature is a fish pond, a canal, or a slowly meandering stream, cascading landscape roses will take color all the way to the water's edge. Flower Carpet-Pink by Tesselaar

Top Ten Reasons to Aquascape

1. Beautify
2. Provide wildlife food
3. Provide wildlife habitat
4. Purify water.
5. Prevent erosion
6. Add oxygen
7. Provide shade
8. Reduce maintenance
9. Increase property value
10. Draw attention to beautiful waterscapes

For information on how you can actively audit the quality of aquascaping in your region, and take action on your own property, take a look at the : Lakes Education/Action Drive


The sight, sound and feel of cool refreshing water is a genetic enjoyment!


Water quality and availability is one of the major issues facing our quality of life. When we learn to respect the purity of water by using common stewardship practices, we leave a legacy for our children and grandchildren. What role does water play in your everyday life?


How can you protect and restore the water in your own yard -- or your neighborhood?


What WILL you do today to move toward your goal? Even one small action today makes a difference. And you can add a little tomorrow and the next day... Together we will restore our environment in our community and around the world.

For more articles about WILDLIFE GARDENING

Garden Decor: Aquascaping for Beauty and Purpose
Butterfly & Caterpillar Gardening and the Environment
Water Gardening is the New Frontier
Rocky Sloped for Habitat
Mailorder Gardening for Wildlife Friendly seeds and plants
Butterflies are Flowers of the Air