Outdoor Water Features: 16 Easy-to-Build Projects for Your Yard and Garden

Overview

Bring life and movement into your yard and garden with the sparkle and cool serenity of water!

Ponds, pools, cascades, fountains, waterspouts, and even a container bog garden - whatever the size or style of your outdoor living space, Outdoor Water Features offers attractive plans and step-by-step instructions for introducing water into your yard. Much more than simply a book on water gardens, this is the book for do-it-yourselfers who want to make beautiful outdoor water ...

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Overview

Bring life and movement into your yard and garden with the sparkle and cool serenity of water!

Ponds, pools, cascades, fountains, waterspouts, and even a container bog garden - whatever the size or style of your outdoor living space, Outdoor Water Features offers attractive plans and step-by-step instructions for introducing water into your yard. Much more than simply a book on water gardens, this is the book for do-it-yourselfers who want to make beautiful outdoor water projects.

• Sixteen unique projects for both novice and more experienced do-it-yourselfers

• Complete, easy-to-follow, illustrated instructions, including materials lists and cross-section drawings

• Comprehensive information on installing pumps and filters, fitting fountains, creating formal and informal ponds, and selecting plants for water features

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Editorial Reviews

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“This all-in-one book from Gill and Alan Bridgewater offers readers plans for 16 different water projects, including fountains and koi pools.” – Tulsa World
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781580173346
  • Publisher: Storey Books
  • Publication date: 1/31/2001
  • Edition description: NO AMER
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 1,001,294
  • Product dimensions: 8.46 (w) x 10.98 (h) x 0.37 (d)

Meet the Author

Together with her husband Alan, Gill Bridgewater has an international reputation as an author of do-it-yourself books on gardening, furniture making, woodcarving, and pottery. She has written more than 45 successful books and dozens of magazine articles.

Together with his wife Gill, Alan Bridgewater has an international reputation as an author of do-it-yourself books on gardening, furniture making, woodcarving, and pottery. He has written more than 45 successful books and dozens of magazine articles.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 6
Part 1 Techniques 8
Designing and planning 10
Tools 12
Materials 16
Ponds 20
Pumps and filters 22
Fountains 24
Cascades, canals, and bogs 26
Plants for water features 28
Maintenance 30
Part 2 Projects 32
Container bog garden 34
Wall mask waterspout 38
Inspirations: Wall masks 42
Mini marble fountain 44
Romantic fountain 48
French millstone bell fountain 52
Weeping hypertufa boulder 56
Wine bottle spray fountain 62
Japanese deer scarer 68
Inspirations: Bamboo water features 74
Perpetual water tap 76
Copper cascade 82
Woodland grotto 88
Copper spiral spray 94
Glass waterfall 100
Still pond 106
Rocky cascade 112
Natural pond 118
Inspirations: Natural ponds 124
Glossary 126
Conversion chart 126
Index 127
Reading list 128
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