Earth Ponds: The Country Pond Maker's Guide to Building, Maintenance, and Restoration

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There is nothing like a pond. What else can simultaneously increase your aesthetic pleasure, offer recreational opportunities, help the environment, and increase the value of your property? Earth Ponds is the standard resource for building and maintaining these important and lovely landscape features.
For thirty years now Earth Ponds, with some 100,000 copies in print, has guided an entire generation of pond makers on everything from site ...

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Overview

There is nothing like a pond. What else can simultaneously increase your aesthetic pleasure, offer recreational opportunities, help the environment, and increase the value of your property? Earth Ponds is the standard resource for building and maintaining these important and lovely landscape features.
For thirty years now Earth Ponds, with some 100,000 copies in print, has guided an entire generation of pond makers on everything from site planning to soil sampling to drainage and wildlife management. It’s a complete overview of the country pond.
Illustrations guide the pond builder through every step of the process; chapters carefully describe the issues and decisions in a wonderfully personal way. It’s the condensed wisdom of a man who has spent a lifetime building, restoring, and maintaining ponds.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781581571479
  • Publisher: Countryman Press, The
  • Publication date: 6/4/2012
  • Edition description: Third Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 152
  • Sales rank: 644,863
  • Product dimensions: 7.80 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Tim Matson, a writer and aquaculture consultant, has been advising people how to build and maintain ponds and wetlands for more than 25 years through Earth Ponds, his pond design and restoration consulting firm. He has written numerous magazine articles on ponds and aquaculture for Yankee, Harrowsmith Country Life, Country Journal, and Vermont Life. He is also the author of the Earth Ponds books and video and The Earth Ponds Sourcebook. He lives in Thetford Center, Vermont.

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