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Earth Ponds: The Country Pond Maker's Guide To Building, Maintenance And Restoration (Second Edition)

There is nothing like a pond! What else can simultaneously increase your aesthetic pleasure, offer recreational opportunities, help the environment, and increase the value of your land? This is the recognized standard on ponds, now expanded to include a comprehensive guide to living happily with your completed pond and keeping it perpetually healthy. Here is everything you need to know about planning, digging, sculpting, and maintaining your pond.

Paperback: 152 pages

Publisher: Countryman Press; 2 edition (August 17, 1982)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 0881501557

ISBN-13: 978-0881501551

Product Dimensions: 10 x 0.5 x 8 inches

Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces

Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)

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This book is a good start to building your own pond. I would suggest it as a inexpensive first step to pond building. What I learned in my experience was there is just too much to consider when you want a high quality pond. I used a professional biologist to design my pond and got terrific results. I was happy I knew the basics from this book so I could speak somewhat intelligently with the fishery biologist. After investing tens of thousands of dollars, I learned that the small amount I spent on this book and the professional advice was well worth it. I was so happy I got a nice clear fishing and swimming pond instead of a muddy mess or one that was weed infested.

A great book for novice pond buidlers. If you are looking to move earth or referbish an old pond or lake this book will give ideas and help to make a pond for livestock or pleasure. Some in picture detail but good basic writing in foundation.

I bought this book for my husband, who has been planning the restoration for our 4+ acre pond. Many books on ponds seem to be focused on smaller water gardens, not on sizeable wetlands. This is the first truly helpful resource book that he's found. The author writes from the perspective of a conservationist, but his passion for what he's doing comes across as poetic. Extremely helpful guide for facts, resources, and the issues/challenges you're likely to encounter, as well as key environmental considerations.

All those pages, all those words............yet if you are looking to satiate an appetite for information that will allow the building and managing of a will go hungry.It's an average book for an average day for an average consumer, but not for construction or problem solution.I will sell my copy or leave it as a "coffee table" book.Sorry, but I made a bad purchase choice.

I was looking for more techinical and not so wordy reading. It was interesting reading in a Walden's Pond sort of way. I want to build a pond myself and have the equipment to do it. But wanted to know How the big boys do it.

A helpful guide for the pond owner with an easy to understand problem solving guide. It`s also a great book for the person attempting to construct their first earth pond or lake.

This book is applies to northern ponds more than southern ponds. We do not ice over nor do we put trout in our ponds because of the warm waters. It is a good book for what it applies to.

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