The Pond Book: A Complete Guide to Site Planning, Design and Management of Small Lakes and Ponds by John Stephen HicksThe Pond Book: A Complete Guide to Site Planning, Design and Management of Small Lakes and Ponds by John Stephen Hicks

The Pond Book: A Complete Guide to Site Planning, Design and Management of Small Lakes and Ponds

byJohn Stephen Hicks

Paperback | March 5, 2013

Pricing and Purchase Info

$31.10 online 
$34.95 list price save 11%
Earn 156 plum® points

Prices and offers may vary in store

Quantity:

In stock online

Ships free on orders over $25

Available in stores

about


What is the attraction of ponds? Why do so many homeowners choose a site with a pond on the property, or build their own water vista?
Ponds, when properly managed, enhance a property. Ponds provide an environment for fish, recreational entertainment through swimming or boating, a satisfying wildlife habitat, and higher real estate value to any rural property.
Ponds are hard work. They do not flourish on their own. The wise property-owner manages his or her pond for maximum enjoyment and pleasure.
John Stephen Hicks has spent much of his private and professional life around lake or pond environments, and this book is a comprehensive summary of his years of experience in pond and landscape management.
Written for the serious layperson, The Pond Book explores the wide variety of pond ecosystems available, and their function; topographic and soil requirements, design and construction techniques, wildlife management, fish species and their cultivation, local bylaws affecting pond maintenance, algae and plant control, parasite problems, chemical and physical parameters of water sources, and water control / erosion devices.

John Stephen Hicks is a senior landscape architect with over 30 years experience in the landscape planning and design of Ontario Parks. He has written many articles on pond management and wetlands habitat.
Loading
Title:The Pond Book: A Complete Guide to Site Planning, Design and Management of Small Lakes and PondsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:207 pages, 10 × 8.5 × 0.5 inPublished:March 5, 2013Publisher:Fitzhenry & WhitesideLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1554551609

ISBN - 13:9781554551606

Look for similar items by category:

Reviews

Table of Contents


CONTENTS

Forword
Introduction

Chapter One: Reasons For Constructing A Pond

Chapter Two: Planning the Pond

Chapter Three: Regulations, Permits, Approvals, and Liabilities

Chapter Four: Natural Pond Succession

Chapter Five: The Pond Ecosystem

Chapter Six: Pond Design and Construction

Chapter Seven: Spillways, Water-Control Devices and Erosion-Control Materials

Chapter Eight: Ponds for Fish

Chapter Nine: Fish Biology Profiles

Chapter Ten: Managing the Pond for Wildlife

Chapter Eleven: Common Pond-Management Problems

Afterword
Acknowledgements
Bibliography
Index