Synopses & Reviews
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, Waterfalls & Fountains
has it all. Completely rewritten and packed with all-new full-color photographs and illustrations, this guide will help homeowners plan, build, and maintain their water feature 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 waterfall, and even adding accents such as bridges and stepping-stones to the backyard. For homeowners who can't wait to get started in the spring and want to show off their creativity, Smart Guide: Ponds, Waterfalls & Fountains
will not only help their project take off; it will instill the confidence to finish.
"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
Plan, build, and maintain with do-it-yourself sequences and easy-to-understand text. Covers plant and fish selection. 150 full-color photographs and 100 color illustrations.
A water garden--incorporating a pond and waterfall and/or fountain--is today's sought-after companion to almost any backyard landscaping project. Smart Guide: Ponds, Fountains & Waterfalls
leads readers through each step of selecting, designing, installing, and maintaining a pond with a waterfall and/or fountain. Totally revised and rewritten, this concise construction manual is packed with all the essential information a homeowner needs to successfully handle each task. All-new full-color photographs and detailed drawings clearly illustrate the step-by-step instructions, which are written with the do-it-yourselfer in mind. - More than 150 full-color photographs - 100 color illustrations
- Water-quality testing, fish and plant selection, and care and maintenance
- How to bring a stream or waterfall into your backyard the easy way
- Installing a pond shell liner
- Installing flexible pond liners of any size, on any kind of terrain
- Index and glossary
This SmartGuide® shows you how to enhance your landscape by adding a pond, fountain, or waterfall.
• More than 300 photographs and illustrations
• Install ponds, water gardens, fountains, and more
• Clear, concise step-by-step instruction
• Tips that save you 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