Water Features for Patios and Gardens is an inspirational guide to water features and patios and gardens that will turn your home into a lifestyle experience. It is a comprehensive, practical guide to designing, building and installing ponds, formal pools and the full range of water features for patios and gardens of all sizes and styles.
Whether you want to create an ambitious water garden which will attract wildlife and birds, build a pretty, reflective lily pond, or simply include an ornamental fountain on your patio, here you will find the ideas and instructions to complete your plans with ease.
There is a wide range of waterproofing information, from inexpensive polyurethane and geotextile membranes to sealed concrete and fibreglass. There are instructions on how to seal a variety of containers with step-by-step illustrations.
This book will show you how to plan and institute your designs, detailing tools and materials, sealants,pumps, and filters. Design ideas are well illustrated and include several before and after examples guaranteed to inspire even the most reluctant handyman.
Once you have established your new water feature, learn how to maintain it, stock it with fish, and attract birds, frogs and other creatures to your new environment.
There are also details about marginal plants, floating aquatic plants, and rock garden plants, with full colour photographs to assist with plant identification.
Create a feature that will refresh and revitalise your outdoor area, whether you want a natural pond for keeping fish, a more compact feature using planters to enliven your patio, a simple Japanese feature, or a trickling stream which looks as if it occurs quite naturally. With this beautifully illustrated book, you will be able to create the water feature of your dreams.
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About the Author
Janek Szymanowski is a professional photographer who not only illustrates the books written by his wife Penny Swift, and other authors, but also has considerable experience doing the things he photographs, including welding, woodwork, and basic building. He constructed and installed many of the water features in this book.
Table of Contents
IDEAS & INSPIRATION
prepare to be inspired
tools and materials • waterproofing solutions
bentonite clay • flexible liners • geotextiles
rigid liners • concrete • stone • bricks and blocks
pots and pre-cast units • timber • pumps and filters
DESIGNED TO REFRESH
design and style for planning and renewing
THEME & TYPE
formal and ornamental pools • natural and large ponds
bog gardens and wild water gardens • fish ponds and
lily ponds • duck ponds • running water and waterfalls fountains • containers and compact features
bridging the gap • stepping stones
oxygenators • floating plants • deep water aquatics
and water lilies • marginal plants • bog plants
life in, around and above the water
stocking fish • attracting birds