Synopses & Reviews
Smart Guide: Ponds & Fountains
leads readers through each step of selecting, designing, installing, and maintaining a pond or fountain. All the essential information a homeowner needs to successfully handle each task is packed into this concise construction manual. Detailed drawings clearly illustrate the step-by-step instructions, which are written with the do-it-yourselfer in mind. With the help of this Smart Guide
, readers can add value to their homes while enjoying the greatest possible savings in time, effort, and money.
"The Smart Guide
series of books by Creative Homeowner are step-by-step projects that are easy to understand, completely illustrated, and provide handy guides to the tools you'll need and HOW to use them, if you've never tried before."
-Bill Ervolino, Sunday Record
December 15, 2002
"The editors of this guide wisely provide cautionary instructions on potential hazards in the addition of a variety of water elements to a garden. ....... The selection and care of fish for a pond, a directory of suitable plantings, and a glossary complete this helpful publication. Marilyn K. Alaimo Chicago Botanic Garden March 19, 2010
A water garden-pond and fountain-is today's sought-after companion to almost any backyard landscaping project. Whether readers are deciding on the type of pond that best suits their wants and needs or trying to decide whether a stream or a waterfall fits better into their landscape, Smart Guide: Ponds and Fountains
has it all. Packed with detailed full-color illustrations, this guide will help homeowners plan, build, and maintain their pond or fountain with step-by-step do-it-yourself sequences and easy-to-understand directions. Chapters cover everything from plant and fish selection to tips on choosing a spray or statuary fountain, how to install pond shells, digging out a watercourse, and even adding accents such as bridges and stepping-stones to your backyard. For homeowners who can't wait to get started in the spring and want to show off their creativity, Smart Guide: Ponds and Fountains
will not only help their project take off but will instill confidence to the finish.
Plan, build, and maintain with do-it-yourself sequences and easy-to-understand text. Covers plant and fish selection. 162 full-color illustrations and 50 color photographs.
Smart Guide Ponds & Fountains
This Smart Guide shows you all you need to know about adding a pond or fountain to your landscape.
More than 175 full-color illustrations
45 color photographs
Clear, concise step-by-step instruction
Tips that help you save time, effort, and money
Essential information to help you add value to your home
Table of Contents
Chapter 1Planning a Water Feature Chapter 2Products and Materials Chapter 3Flexible Pond Liners Chapter 4Rigid Pond Liners Chapter 5Pond Life Chapter 6Fountains Chapter 7Maintaining Water Quality Chapter 8Other Water Features