Water Features for patios and gardens

Water Features for patios and gardens

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Overview

Water Features for patios and gardens by Penny Swift, Janek Szymanowski

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780620732079
Publisher: PJAWeb
Publication date: 04/30/2017
Pages: 66
Sales rank: 997,454
Product dimensions: 8.27(w) x 11.69(h) x 0.18(d)

About the Author

Well known author of more than 40 printed books and many more ebooks, Penny is a DIY and how-to specialist whose topics range from bricks-and-mortar and stonework, to welding and woodwork. Her title topics also include decks and patios, swimming pools, and water gardens and features. She has also written a number of books on decorating and interiors, and a hugely successful book on owner building.

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

BUILDING BASICS

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

CROSSING WATER

bridging the gap • stepping stones

PLANT LIFE

oxygenators • floating plants • deep water aquatics

and water lilies • marginal plants • bog plants

WATER WILDLIFE

life in, around and above the water

stocking fish • attracting birds

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