The Pond Manual: A Complete Guide to Site Planning, Design and Managing of Small Lakes and Ponds by John Stephen Hicks, Paperback | Barnes & Noble
The Pond Manual: A Complete Guide to Site Planning, Design and Managing of Small Lakes and Ponds

The Pond Manual: A Complete Guide to Site Planning, Design and Managing of Small Lakes and Ponds

by John Stephen Hicks
     
 

What is the attraction of ponds? Why do so many homeowners choose a site with a pond on the property, or build their own water vista?
Ponds, when properly managed, enhance a property. Ponds provide an environment for fish, recreational entertainment through swimming or boating, a satisfying wildlife habitat, and higher real estate value to any rural property.

Overview

What is the attraction of ponds? Why do so many homeowners choose a site with a pond on the property, or build their own water vista?
Ponds, when properly managed, enhance a property. Ponds provide an environment for fish, recreational entertainment through swimming or boating, a satisfying wildlife habitat, and higher real estate value to any rural property.
Ponds are hard work. They do not flourish on their own. The wise property-owner manages his or her pond for maximum enjoyment and pleasure.
John Stephen Hicks has spent much of his private and professional life around lake or pond environments, and this book is a comprehensive summary of his years of experience in pond and landscape management.
Written for the serious layperson, The Pond Book explores the wide variety of pond ecosystems available, and their function; topographic and soil requirements, design and construction techniques, wildlife management, fish species and their cultivation, local bylaws affecting pond maintenance, algae and plant control, parasite problems, chemical and physical parameters of water sources, and water control / erosion devices.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"There is currently no other published book which contains the same degree of detail and expertise that this text offers the pond or lake owner."

-- Turf & Recreation

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781554551606
Publisher:
Fitzhenry & Whiteside, Limited
Publication date:
01/31/2013
Pages:
207
Sales rank:
1,209,222
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.40(d)

Meet the Author

John Stephen Hicks is a senior landscape architect with over 30 years experience in the landscape planning and design of Ontario Parks. He has written many articles on pond management and wetlands habitat.

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