The Pond Doctor: Planning and Maintaining a Healthy Water Garden

The Pond Doctor: Planning and Maintaining a Healthy Water Garden

by Helen Nash
     
 

"Everything one needs to know about a water garden is here: selecting a site, construction, building a waterfall, safety and water-quality tips, pumps and filtration, prevention of algae, and cleaning and maintaining a pond. This practical guide is illustrated throughout with color photographs."—Booklist. "...chock-full of information...an extremelySee more details below

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"Everything one needs to know about a water garden is here: selecting a site, construction, building a waterfall, safety and water-quality tips, pumps and filtration, prevention of algae, and cleaning and maintaining a pond. This practical guide is illustrated throughout with color photographs."—Booklist. "...chock-full of information...an extremely useful and highly recommended resource."—American Horticulturist. "...an experienced water gardener focuses strictly on maintaining a garden pond by troubleshooting or preventing problems that may occur to the structure, plants, or fish."—LJ. 160 pages (all in color), 8 1/2 X 10.

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Library Journal - Library Journal
This volume by an experienced water gardener focuses strictly on maintaining a garden pond by troubleshooting or preventing problems that may occur to the structure, plants, or fish. Although it is meant to prevent problems for the novice pond builder, a beginner would also need to use a general work on garden pools such as Ken Druse's Burpee Water Gardening (Prentice Hall, 1993) since Nash's work offers no general overview of pond building. Instead, it plunges in on page one with specifics on possible siting problems and continues with chapters of advice on pumps, water quality and filtration, how to maintain water plants and fish, and how to deal with unwanted pests. A list of suppliers for the specialized equipment and plants would have been helpful. For larger collections.-Molly Newling, Piscataway P.L., N.J.
George Cohen
Everything one needs to know about a water garden is here: selecting a site, construction, building a waterfall, safety and water-quality tips, pumps and filtration, and prevention of algae. There is advice on caring for water plants and fish, a list of recommended water depths for hardy water lilies, and a fish-care calendar for temperate climates. There is a chapter on insects and crustaceans and one on such pests as ducks and geese, beavers, muskrats, voles, opossums, raccoons, turtles, crayfish, frogs, and toads. There's also advice on cleaning and maintaining a pond. This practical guide is illustrated throughout with color photographs.

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ISBN-13:
9780806906867
Publisher:
Sterling Publishing
Publication date:
10/15/1994
Pages:
144

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