Garden Ponds: Basic Pond Setup and Maintenance by Dennis Kelsey-WoodGarden Ponds: Basic Pond Setup and Maintenance by Dennis Kelsey-Wood

Garden Ponds: Basic Pond Setup and Maintenance

byDennis Kelsey-Wood, Tom Barthel

Hardcover | May 1, 2006

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In this colorful Garden Ponds Made Easy title, authors Dennis Kelsey-Wood and Tom Barthell have provided an essential guide for first-time pond enthusiasts. The authors outline all of the considerations for starting out with a new pond, including determining the site, style, size of the pond, and deciding on the construction of the pond (whether preformed, concrete, or fiberglass). Garden Ponds offers a chapter on water which discusses water chemistry factors, volume of the pond, and pond surface. Other important factors involve the aeration, filtration, drainage, and maintenance of a clean (algae-free) pond. Special features, including waterfalls, fountains, and watercourses, electricity, and landscaping are addressed in detail, all accompanied by color photographs and drawings. A chapter on pond construction details every step of the project from creating a blueprint to securing the foundation. The infinite choices involved with stocking the pond with fish and plants can be overwhelming for the first-time pond owner, and the authors give excellent advice about making smart choices for a harmonious, beautiful garden pond. A special chapter on seasonal pond care gives the pond keeper recommendations for maintaining the pond all year long. Resources and glossary included.
Dennis Kelsey-Wood was a well-known naturalist and widely published author. Tom Barthel is managing editor of Water Garden News and Koi World magazines. A certified master gardener and journalist specializing in animal topics, he has authored numerous articles on fish, birds, small mammals, reptiles and other subjects. He lives in Long...
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Title:Garden Ponds: Basic Pond Setup and MaintenanceFormat:HardcoverDimensions:128 pages, 8.6 × 5.6 × 0.5 inPublished:May 1, 2006Publisher:FOX CHAPEL PUBLISHINGLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1931993696

ISBN - 13:9781931993692

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