Ponds and water features have been popular in gardens for thousands of years. This book is aimed at anyone who is thinking of building a pond, anyone who has bought some of the materials but doesn't know how to start or anyone who has a pond and needs to know how to keep it at its best.The book starts with the basics of assessing the garden, checking the site, planning and preparation, tools and materials and electrical wiring and safety. With the basics established the authors introduce the many different types of pond and how they can be created, maintained and enhanced.From split-level ponds to wildlife ponds, plant and fish and adding sculptures, bird houses, stones and bridges, each subject is presented in a clear way with box features, lists and questions and answers. The final chapter looks at water features - a rock pool or stream for a large garden or a small wall mask or trough for a tiny back garden.
Garden Ponds, Fountains & Waterfalls for Your Home provides 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.
“Garden Ponds and Pools” is a vintage guide to large garden water features, with chapters on designing, constructing, populating, and maintaining them. Written in simple language and full of handy tips and hints, this volume is perfect for those wanting to make the most of their garden with the inclusion of an eye-catching pond or pool. Contents include: “Site, Construction and Design”, “Fountains”, “Light and 'Balance'”, “Aquatic and Marginal Plants”, “Fishes”, “General Maintenance”, “Unwelcome Visitors”, “Fish Diseases and Remedies”, and “Addendum—Useful Appliances”. Many vintage books such as this are becoming increasingly scarce and expensive. It is with this in mind that we are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with a specially commissioned new introduction.
Water plants and accessories are the fastest-growing segment of the nursery business. This book, coauthored by the president of the International Water Lily Society (and owner of the country's largest aquatic nursery) is the definitive resource for North American gardeners. Full-color illustrations.
Designing, creating, planting, improving and maintaining small gardens
Author: David Squire
Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing
Home Gardener’s Small Gardens is the essential guide to improving a small garden and turning the most modest-sized space into a stunning outdoor area. It offers lushly illustrated strategies for making the most of a confined space—whether backyard, terrace or courtyard. Get started with an informative discussion of small garden types, appropriate plants, problems and opportunities, design, and planning. The excitement truly begins with a look at the wide variety of stylistic options. The gardens range from Mediterranean to wildflower, secluded to low-maintenance, container to balcony. And a plant directory covers it all: summer-flowering annuals, herbaceous perennials, shrubs, small trees, climbers, water plants, bamboos, culinary herbs, fruits, vegetables, and even more. For a finishing touch, there's practical information on garden construction, with step-by-step instructions for making paths, patios and other garden structures.
Designing, building, planting, improving and maintaining water gardens
Author: A. & G. Bridgewater
Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing
Home Gardener’s Water Gardens is the essential guide to enhancing an outdoor space with bubbling, gurgling, flowing water. For centuries, water has been a source of inspiration and delight to people of all cultures, making it a common feature of garden design worldwide. The tranquility of water has the power to soothe the senses, while moving water can add an exciting new dimension to a garden. This lushly illustrated guide gives an overview of water garden styles and explains how to assess which style is suitable for a particular plot. Advice is given on planning, construction, oxygenation, and filtration. Inspirational pictures and step-by-step diagrams showcase a willow pattern water garden, a Japanese water garden, and a castaway island water garden. In addition to information on stocking ponds with plants, fish, and other aquatic life, there’s also full coverage of maintenance, improvements, and troubleshooting.
Create a Clean, Algae-free Pond without Pumps, Filters, or Chemicals
Author: Robert Pavlis
Publisher: New Society Publishers
Building Natural Ponds is the first book to walk through the steps required to design and build a natural pond without the need of pumps, filters, and nasty chemicals. Coverage includes pond ecosystems and natural algae control, planning, design, aesthetics, and siting, plus highly illustrated step-by-step construction guidance, plants and fish, maintenance and troubleshooting, and large ponds and pools.