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Ortho's All about Building Waterfalls, Ponds, and Streams (Ortho's All about)

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A practical, easy-to-understand guide to adding both still (ponds) and moving (waterfalls and streams) water features to any garden.

Includes complete, easy-to-follow instructions on designing, establishing, and caring for a variety of eye-pleasing water projects.

More than 220 vivid photographs and illustrations, plus detailed instructions, make this guide a must-have for garden enthusiasts looking to plan and build a water feature.

Expert advice on selecting the right fish and plants for embellishing any backyard aquatic paradise.

Solution-based format inspires homeowners to confidently create water havens in their own yards.

This all-new second edition provides the very best instructions for building ponds, waterfalls, and streams.

Synopsis:

* Complete guide to building materials and construction techniques * Thorough advice on choosing and installing the equipment * Ideas and plans for the ultimate water feature

Create your own private oasis! Enhance your gardens with the soothing sights and sounds of water. In Ortho's All About Building Waterfalls, Pools, and Streams, you'll learn the techniques professionals use to build stunning waterfalls, pools, and streams. From the hardware to the how-to, it's all explained here. Plus you'll find guidelines for stocking the project with fish and plants and plans for water features.

Synopsis:

-- Includes five detailed building plans.
-- Focuses on building water features-the necessary equipment, hardware, and other materials-but also includes guidelines for plant and fish selection.

Table of Contents

Why Build a Water Feature?

Types of Water Features

Building Materials

Flexible Liners and Underlayment

Preformed Liners

Concrete Ponds

Edging

Equipment

Aquatic Life

Pumps

Filters

Bottom Drains and Bulkhead Connections

Pipes and Fittings

Skimmers

Ultraviolet Clarifiers and Magnetic Algae Controllers

Electrical Power

Lighting

Decorative Features

Water Treatments

Maintenance Equipment

Making Designs and Plans

Siting the Water Feature

Design Parameters

Designing a Waterfall

Designing a Stream

Enlisting Professionals

Simple Water Garden

Ponds with Waterfall

Raised Pond with Waterfall

Stream

Bog

Step-by-Step Construction

Constructing a Pond with a Flexible Liner

Installing a Flexible Pond Liner

Installing a Preformed Pond Liner

Constructing a Concrete Pond

Constructing a Bog

Installing a Preformed Waterfall

Constructing a Naturalistic Waterfall

Installing Edging

Constructing a Stream

Installing Plumbing

Seasonal Maintenance

Spring Maintenance

Summer Maintenance

Autumn Maintenance

Winter Maintenance

Maintaining Your Water Feature

Repairing a Leak

Resources

USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map

Index

Metric Conversions

Product Details

ISBN:
9780897214735
Author:
Thomas, Charles M.
Author:
Koogle, Richard M.
Author:
Ortho Books
Author:
Thomas, Charles M.
Author:
Rogers, Marilyn
Publisher:
Ortho
Location:
Des Moines, Iowa
Subject:
Flowers - General
Subject:
Landscape
Subject:
Garden Design
Subject:
Water
Subject:
Water gardens
Subject:
Fountains
Subject:
Ponds
Subject:
Water in landscape architecture
Subject:
Outdoor & Recreational Areas - Pools, Water Gardens, Ponds
Copyright:
Edition Number:
2
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Ortho's All about
Series Volume:
no. 9-01
Publication Date:
20020101
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
, Full-color photos and illustrations
Pages:
128
Dimensions:
10.875 x 8.125 in 14 oz

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"Synopsis" by , * Complete guide to building materials and construction techniques * Thorough advice on choosing and installing the equipment * Ideas and plans for the ultimate water feature

Create your own private oasis! Enhance your gardens with the soothing sights and sounds of water. In Ortho's All About Building Waterfalls, Pools, and Streams, you'll learn the techniques professionals use to build stunning waterfalls, pools, and streams. From the hardware to the how-to, it's all explained here. Plus you'll find guidelines for stocking the project with fish and plants and plans for water features.

"Synopsis" by , -- Includes five detailed building plans.
-- Focuses on building water features-the necessary equipment, hardware, and other materials-but also includes guidelines for plant and fish selection.
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