Paperback: 161 pages
Publisher: Chelsea Green (May 1, 2006)
Product Dimensions: 10 x 0.4 x 8 inches
Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
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Tim Watson draws upon more than 25 years of experience and expertise building ponds and developing wetlands in Landscaping Earth Ponds: The Complete Guide. Here is a informative, step-by-step, profusely illustrated reference for creating a more lively and beautifying diverse landscapes and home-area garden areas with ponds. Providing "user friendly" information on how ponds work to enhance a landscape, create recreational opportunities, help the environment, and increase property values, Landscaping Earth Ponds offers a complete and readily accessible account of a variety of methods and techniques to employ in the creation of a pond. An important addition to any personal, professional, or community library reference collection, Landscaping Earth Ponds is very strongly recommended for anyone searching for an all-inclusive instructional guide to pond building and encouraging natural beauty through the development of a customized pond appropriate to the rest of the landscaping environment.
This is my 3rd book purchase this from author. While the first 2 books I purchased had lots of new info the bulk of this book seems to review information from the other 2 books on siting a pond and pond construction, maintenance, etc. At the end of this book there is a chapter on landscaping and another with thumbnail pictures of pond plants separated into groups. If you don't have his other books this would be a good book for you. If you do have his other books don't expect too much new info.
My dam on the lake collapsed on April 1st 2005.I have been looking for a book with information on how to build (re-build) an earthen dam. This book has a lot of good ideas on how to build an earthen dam and it doesn't hurt to know that the author has been building them for over 20 years. The neighbors said that the dam has been re-built 2 times, and they still have not learned from their mistakes. With this book I can point out the problems and try to rebuild it to last longer than 2 years. Can't wait to try his techniques.
Covers all you could ask, and then some.
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