Garden Ponds, Fountains and Waterfalls for Your Home

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Garden Ponds, Fountains & Waterfalls for Your Home provides essential information on designing and installing all types of home water gardens, from naturalistic to formal, plus fountains, waterfalls, streams, and bog gardens. Readers will learn how to construct each of these structures, as well as how to design bridges and stepping-stones.

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Overview

Garden Ponds, Fountains & Waterfalls for Your Home provides essential information on designing and installing all types of home water gardens, from naturalistic to formal, plus fountains, waterfalls, streams, and bog gardens. Readers will learn how to construct each of these structures, as well as how to design bridges and stepping-stones.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781580115063
  • Publisher: Creative Homeowner Press
  • Publication date: 7/25/2011
  • Series: For Your Home
  • Edition description: Third
  • Pages: 255
  • Sales rank: 693,041
  • Product dimensions: 8.30 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 0.64 (d)

Table of Contents

Garden Ponds, Fountains & Waterfalls for Your Home

Table of Contents

Introduction

PART I PRELIMINARY WORK
Chapter One
PLANNING YOUR POND
Considering Your Lifestyle
Siting Your Water Feature
Size and Styles

Chapter Two
BUILDING YOUR POND
Liners
Edging Options
Designing the Pond Configuration
Making a Site Plan

PART II Design and Build
Chapter Three
POND FOUNDATIONS
Special Sites
Installing a Flexible Liner
Planting-Shelf Options
Extra Support for Pond Foundations
Optional Cement Overliner
Installing a Preformed Shell

Chapter Four
STREAMS & WATERFALLS
Design Pointers
Choosing and Buying a Liner
Choosing a Pump for Moving Water
Plumbing Your Moving Water Feature
Installing a Lined Watercourse
Installing a Preformed Watercourse

Chapter Five
FOUNTAINS & LIGHT
Choosing Fountains
Spray Fountains
Statuary Fountains
Lighting

Chapter Six
BRIDGES & STONES
Wooden Bridges
Stepping-Stones

PART III Enhancing Your Pond
Chapter Seven
CREATING A WET LAND OR BOG GARDEN
A Pondside Wetland or Bog Garden
A Freestanding Wetland Garden
Filling Your Wetland Garden
Specialized Plants for Bogs

Chapter Eight
POND CRITTERS
Fish
Choosing Your Fish
Water Quality
Bringing Fish Home
Fish Predators
Other Water-Loving Creatures 
Attracting Birds

PART IV Maintaining Your Garden
Chapter Nine 
WATER QUALITY
A Pond’s Life
Controlling Algae
Balancing a New Pond
Filtration

Chapter Ten
MAINTENANCE
Routine Seasonal Tasks
Troubleshooting

PART V Selecting Your Plants
Chapter Eleven
PLANT ENCYCLOPEDIA
Choosing Plants
Beware of Invasive Plants
Submerged Plants, or Oxygenators
Floating Plants
Water Lilies
Lotuses
Marginal Plants
Plants for the Periphery

AppendixAN APPRECIATION OF THE PAST
Early Civilization
Persia and Islam
The Orient
Ancient Greece, Rome, and the Renaissance
France
England
Mid-to-Late 1800s
Modern Water Gardens
 Glossary 

Index

Zone Maps 
 

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