Garden Ponds, Fountains & Waterfalls for Your Home

Garden Ponds, Fountains & Waterfalls for Your Home

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Garden Ponds, Fountains & Waterfalls for Your Homeprovides 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781580115063
Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 07/25/2011
Series: Landscaping
Edition description: Third
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 597,931
Product dimensions: 8.30(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.64(d)
Age Range: 10 Years

About the Author

Consumers recognize Creative Homeowner as their leading and trusted source for the best information, inspiration, and instruction related to the house and home. Creative Homeowner is the preeminent publisher of books on all aspects of decorating and design; home repair and improvement; house plans; gardening and landscaping; and grilling. Creative Homeowner's books stand out from other publications with their complete and easy-to-follow instructions, up-to-date information, and extensive use of color photography. Among its best-selling titles are Ultimate Guide to Home Repair and Improvement, Updated Edition; Ultimate Guide: Plumbing, 4th Updated Edition; and Ultimate Guide: Wiring, 8th Updated Edition.

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Table of Contents

Garden Ponds, Fountains & Waterfallsfor Your Home

Table of Contents


PART I PRELIMINARY WORKChapter OnePLANNING YOUR PONDConsidering Your LifestyleSiting Your Water FeatureSize and Styles

Chapter Two BUILDING YOUR PONDLinersEdging OptionsDesigning the Pond ConfigurationMaking a Site Plan

PART II Design and BuildChapterThree
POND FOUNDATIONSSpecial SitesInstalling a Flexible LinerPlanting-Shelf OptionsExtra Support for Pond FoundationsOptional Cement OverlinerInstalling a Preformed Shell

Chapter Four STREAMS & WATERFALLSDesign PointersChoosing and Buying a LinerChoosing a Pump for Moving WaterPlumbing Your Moving Water FeatureInstalling a Lined WatercourseInstalling a Preformed Watercourse

ChapterFive FOUNTAINS & LIGHTChoosing FountainsSpray FountainsStatuary FountainsLighting

BRIDGES & STONESWooden BridgesStepping-Stones

PART III Enhancing Your Pond ChapterSeven CREATING A WET LAND OR BOG GARDENA Pondside Wetland or Bog GardenA Freestanding Wetland GardenFilling Your Wetland GardenSpecialized Plants for Bogs

Chapter EightPOND CRITTERSFishChoosing Your FishWater QualityBringing Fish HomeFish PredatorsOther Water-Loving CreaturesAttracting Birds

PART IV Maintaining Your Garden ChapterNineWATER QUALITYA Pond’s LifeControlling AlgaeBalancing a New PondFiltration

Chapter Ten MAINTENANCERoutine Seasonal TasksTroubleshooting

PART V Selecting Your Plants ChapterElevenPLANT ENCYCLOPEDIAChoosing PlantsBeware of Invasive PlantsSubmerged Plants, or OxygenatorsFloating PlantsWater LiliesLotusesMarginal PlantsPlants for the Periphery

AppendixAN APPRECIATION OF THE PASTEarly CivilizationPersia and IslamThe OrientAncient Greece, Rome, and the RenaissanceFranceEnglandMid-to-Late 1800sModern Water GardensGlossary
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