The Pond Specialist
The Essential Guide to Designing, Building, Improving, and Maintaining Ponds and Water FeaturesBook - 2004
Ponds and water features have been popular in gardens for thousands of years. Whether a small plot or a grand landscaped garden, there is a way of introducing water to it. The Pond Specialist is the essential book for anyone who is thinking of building a pond, anyone who has bought some of the materials but doesnt know how to start or anyone who has a pond and needs to know how to keep it at its best. The book starts with the basics of assessing the garden, checking the site, planning and preparation, tools and materials and electrical wiring and safety. With the basics established the authors introduce the many different types of pond and how they can be created, maintained and enhanced. From split-level ponds to wildlife ponds, plants and fish and adding sculptures, bird houses, stones and bridges, each subject is presented in a clear way with box features, lists and questions and answers. The final chapter looks at water features -- a rock pool or stream for a large garden or a small wall mask or trough for a tiny backyard. Whether a beginner or experienced DIY enthusiast, this book will prove invaluable time and again, providing the reader with clear, concise, readily-accessible information.
Publisher: London : New Holland Publishers, c2004
Branch Call Number: 635.9674 BRI
Characteristics: 80 p. : col. ill. ; 24 cm