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Complete Guide To Water Gardens: Ponds, Fountains, Waterfalls, Streams

Complete Guide to Water Gardens is a comprehensive guide to designing and installing all types of home water gardens, from naturalistic to formal. Readers will learn about site selection and construction materials and methods. They will receive information on pumps, filters, lighting, and other accessories. The book also explains how to install streams, waterfalls, fountains, and statues, as well as how to design bridges and stepping-stones. Complete Guide to Water Gardens also includes information on maintaining water quality and selecting fish and plants. Beautifully illustrated, including step-by-step sequences and instructions, this book shows readers all they need to know in order to create and maintain the water garden of their dreams.

Paperback: 208 pages

Publisher: Creative Homeowner; Later Printing edition (February 28, 2000)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 1580110746

ISBN-13: 978-1580110747

Product Dimensions: 9 x 0.6 x 10 inches

Shipping Weight: 12.6 ounces

Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

Best Sellers Rank: #153,309 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #12 in Books > Crafts, Hobbies & Home > Gardening & Landscape Design > By Technique > Water Gardens & Ponds #100 in Books > Crafts, Hobbies & Home > Gardening & Landscape Design > Outdoor & Recreational Areas #101 in Books > Crafts, Hobbies & Home > Gardening & Landscape Design > Landscape

This is the best book I have seen on water gardens. It covers every step of the process from planning and construction through landscaping to stocking with fish and even maintenance.Many options are presented as far as size style and building methods for ponds, fountains, waterfalls, and streams. Fully illustrated with color photos and diagrams this is above all a great "how to do it" book.There is extensive coverage on choosing and caring for fish and other wildlife. A large encyclopedia of foliage including floating plants, marginals, ferns, shrubs and trees is also included. A photo, physical description, zones it will tolerate, & often some advice is given for each. Tons of landscaping enhancements are also suggested.There is history of water gardening and plenty of photos of beautiful finished gardens to give you ideas as well. I can't emphasize too strongly through how important this hands-on book is for someone who want to create a water garden of their own.

This book covered everything I needed to know (as well as what I've learnedover the years) about ponds and water gardens.A well-executed work! [...]

I was expecting a little more on trouble shooting.....but is very good on the whole. If you are considering a pond always make the pond bigger and deeper if possible.

Ths Water guide, gave me good ideas on reconstructing my Pool WaterfallAfter 60 yr old copper return pipe failed.. so I needed a replacement system

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