Synopses & Reviews
“Helpful chapters include guides to combating pests and diseases; a survey of attractive marginal plant species; and a practical ‘Troubleshooting chapter for addressing such problems as discolored water, overgrown foliage and structural leaks. Practical design suggestions include tips to attract local wildlife to your pond.”—Ponds Magazine.
Informal ponds, raised pools, small canals, fountains, or streams: it's never been easier to create a water feature that will bring a new dimension into your garden! With modern construction materials, accessories and plants available in increasing variety, water gardening is within everyone's reach.And, this practical introduction shows you how to build just the type to suit your needs, even if you have absolutely no expertise at all. Whether you only have space for a small, self-enclosed half-barrel or can make room for a cascading waterfall, the easy-to-follow instructions will show how to plan, construct, excavate and install, and plant. Photographs and illustrations display ways to maintain the pond, trouble-free. Site the feature properly; avoid pitfalls with the help of numerous boxed tips; add a range of decorative features, including edging; and make a home for plants, fish, and wildlife. Soon you'll be outdoors, enjoying the sounds, shapes, and magic only water can make.