This is a true bible on the
subject with comprehensive information on everything from choosing the right site and
selecting aquatic plants and fish to pond management and problem solving. The pages are
crammed with specifics about pond biology and chemistry, beneficial bacteria, fish health,
nuisance algae, and electrical and child safety.
Provides more than 300 photos of
all types of water features--with tips for design and placement so that they become
striking focal points or soothing and subtle additions for any setting. From ponds and
streams to pools and water stairs, fountains, containers, and bubbling urns, this book has
it all. Special emphasis is given to siting all types of water features and how to install
a water feature yourself.
A practical, easy-to-understand
guide to adding both still (ponds) and moving (waterfalls and streams) water features to
Includes complete, easy-to-follow instructions on designing, establishing, and caring for
a variety of eye-pleasing water projects. Expert advice on selecting the right fish and
plants for embellishing any backyard aquatic paradise. This all-new second edition
provides the very best instructions for building ponds, waterfalls, and streams.
An updated, expanded edition of
Creative Homeowner's comprehensive guide to water gardens, this book provides essential
information on designing and installing all types of home water gardens, from naturalistic
to formal, plus fountains, waterfalls, streams, and bog gardens. Learn how to construct
each of these structures, as well as how to design bridges and stepping-stones. Special
sections on aquatic plants, fish, and other pond inhabitants. Beautifully illustrated with
dozens of inspiring landscape photographs, plus step-by-step sequences and instructions.