Synopses & Reviews
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.
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.
Written by lifelong water gardener Charles Thomas.
-- 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.
* 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.
Table of Contents
Why Build a Water Feature?
Types of Water Features
Flexible Liners and Underlayment
Bottom Drains and Bulkhead Connections
Pipes and Fittings
Ultraviolet Clarifiers and Magnetic Algae Controllers
Making Designs and Plans
Siting the Water Feature
Designing a Waterfall
Designing a Stream
Simple Water Garden
Ponds with Waterfall
Raised Pond with Waterfall
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
Constructing a Stream
Maintaining Your Water Feature
Repairing a Leak
USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map