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Backyard Water Gardens: How To Build, Plant & Maintain Ponds, Streams & Fountains

Veronica Fowler’s comprehensive step-by-step manual shows you not only how to install your water garden, but maintain it entirely on your own. Backyard Water Gardens teaches you how to install liners, pre-formed shapes, containers, and aboveground pools and fountains. From there, it helps you choose plants, add them to your garden, fertilize, prune, divide, and ward off pests and diseases. But Fowler’s book goes far beyond the basics, covering all the maintenance and troubleshooting of water feature hardscapes—from a rip in a liner, to a damaged pool, to maintaining equipment and filters (including seasonal maintenance for winter care). Veronica Fowler’s Backyard Water Gardens allows you to fully enjoy the convenience and versatility of water gardening, all while maintaining it with ease for years to come. Backyard Water Gardens is truly an all-inclusive manual, encompassing every style, type, and size of water feature imaginable. No matter the “feel” you wish to convey in your garden—casual, formal, or whimsical—Fowler’s book enables you to create it with confidence. Your range of hardscape options is incredibly vast, from small, container-sized fountains that complement any space with added sound and movement, to large in-ground or aboveground ponds and streams. Larger installations not only provide soothing, rejuvenating sights and sounds; they can also house fish and plants and passively attract natural wildlife to your backyard.

Paperback: 176 pages

Publisher: Cool Springs Press; First edition (April 8, 2013)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 1591865530

ISBN-13: 978-1591865537

Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 0.5 x 9.1 inches

Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)

Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)

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Very informative,good product information and instruction for building any size and any type of water garden. I have other books but this on is the best. It has product and illustrations for many types of water features, with and without fish.

I wish I had had this book when I started the pond. I doubt if I would have needed any others. I borrowed the book from the library first. I told my wife if I could get my own copy I would be able to get rid of all the other "pond" books, so as she was in a de-cluttering mode, she found it!

Great book to help you select the right kind of plants for your pond.

A lot of great ideas on building a backyard pond, fountain or waterfalls.

Will probably stop you making any seriously bad mistakes, but the coverage is very shallow. For example, the section on fish only lists two types.

It is very good. It gave me lots of tips and found the feature I want. Money well spent

Great photos

Fast service, good book with great price. Thanks!

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