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Earth Ponds: The Country Pond Maker's Guide to Building, Maintenance and Restoration (Second Edition)

There is nothing like a pond! What else can simultaneously increase your aesthetic pleasure, offer recreational opportunities, help the environment, and increase the value of your land? This is the recognized standard on ponds, now expanded to include a comprehensive guide to living happily with your completed pond and keeping it perpetually healthy. Here is everything you need to know about planning, digging, sculpting, and maintaining your pond.

 

The Pond Specialist: The Essential Guide to Designing, Building, Improving and Maintaining Ponds and Water Features (Specialist Series)

Imagine building a waterfall, romantic fountain, or beautiful pond in your own backyard. All you ll need is a vision, and this wonderfully simple, detailed do-it-yourself reference. From design and planning through to construction and maintenance, here are complete instructions for turning your ideas to reality. Establish an environment for fish or plants; add bog gardens; and more.

 


A Practical Guide to Building And Maintaining a Koi Pond: An Essential Guide to Building And Maintaining (Pondmaster S.)

Pages: 77, Hardcover, Interpet Publishing

 


Building Garden Ponds (Creative Ideas for Your Yard and Garden)

Adding a garden pond, pool, or stream can be one of the most rewarding outdoor projects homeowners can complete, and more homeowners are joining the ranks of those who flock to creative, do-it-yourself yard and garden projects. With the weekend landscaper in mind, pond designer and builder Bryan Hirst helps you create your own backyard masterpieces. Each of the ten step-by-step projects in "Building Garden Ponds" is easy to construct and requires little expertise. An introductory chapter covers everything you need to know about tools and materials and techniques, including choosing the right liner, excavating the area, and fitting pumps and filters, as well as maintenance. "Building Garden Ponds" provides: -Ten unique and distinctive designs, including a planted stream, a natural pool, split-level pond with waterfall, as well as formal raised ponds. -Complete, easy-to-follow, illustrated instructions including material lists and cross-section drawings. -Comprehensive information on planning and design, pond styles, construction techniques, and maintenance.

 

All About Building Waterfalls, Ponds, and Streams

A practical, easy-to-understand guide to adding both still (ponds) and moving (waterfalls and streams) water features to any garden. Includes complete, easy-to-follow instructions on designing, establishing, and caring for a variety of eye-pleasing water projects. More than 220 vivid photographs and illustrations, plus detailed instructions, make this guide a must-have for garden enthusiasts looking to plan and build a water feature. Expert advice on selecting the right fish and plants for embellishing any backyard aquatic paradise. Solution-based format will inspire you to confidently create water havens in your own yard.

 


Garden Ponds: Basic Pond Setup And Maintenance (Garden Ponds Made Easy)

From the Publisher of Aquarium Fish Magazine: Transform your backyard into an oasis of beauty and tranquility. This latest volume in the Made EasyTM series will help you create the garden pond you ve always dreamed of. The authors explain how to choose a pond location, determine which style of pond complements your home, draw up a blueprint, and pick out the right equipment. They offer an easy-to-follow step-by-step guide to digging out and shaping the pond itself. Finally, they discuss which fish and water plants will make the best residents for your newly created garden pond. Up-to-Date Information on Pond Equipment Helpful Tips about Water Cycles How to Choose the Right Pond Styles Guidance on Selecting Fish and Plants A to Z Instructions on Creating a Vibrant Pond Hints on Preventing and Treating Water Problems Facts about Proper Maintenance More than 100 Full-Color Photos and Illustrations And Much More. Look for other essential Made EasyTM titles, such as Cichlids, Freshwater Aquariums, Bettas and Gouramis, Livebearers, and Marine Aquariums, and many more to come!

 


DESIGNED LAKES and PONDS: Some Limnological, Aesthetic and Safety Considerations; A guide to designing, constructing and managing the limnology of man-made lakes and ponds

Designed lakes and ponds are often prominent features of golf courses, municipal parks, housing developments, industrial parks, and malls. Well-designed lakes add natural ambiance not easily captured by land-based landscaping. Lakes reflect the sky and attract an entirely different set of plants, birds, fish and other biota. Too often, designed lakes are not properly designed, constructed or maintained. Poorly designed and maintained lakes can create serious safety and maintenance problems, and create negative ambiance. This book describes some limnological, maintenance and safety issues that can make the difference between desirable, designed lakes and ones that are not pleasant or safe.

 


Pond Life: An Introduction to Familiar Plants and Animals Living in or Near Ponds, Lakes and Wetlands (North American Nature Guides)

Perfect for nature enthusiasts, this essential reference explores more than 140 species of flora and fauna found in pond ecosystems. Laminated for durability, this handy guide is a great source of portable information and ideal for field use by novices and experts alike.

 


Earth Ponds Sourcebook: The Pond Owner's Manual and Resource Guide, Second Edition

The author of the classic, best-selling book on ponds presents new tips, techniques, and hundreds of resources in this updated, expanded guide. Earth Ponds Sourcebook is the most comprehensive and up-to-date reference book for pond-related books and periodicals; aquaculture manufacturers and suppliers; advocacy groups and organizations; water gardening suppliers, botanical gardeners, and government organizations. Since the book's first publication, the world of ponds has grown dramatically, and this revised edition keeps pace with the latest changes and improvements. An extensive resource section includes bibliographies of books and periodicals, along with Internet addresses. The new expanded resources section includes: pond building; maintenance; activities and use; wildlife; garden ponds; and more. In addition to attracting new readers, the revised Earth Ponds Sourcebook will be useful to previous buyers interested in keeping up on the latest in pond technology, techniques, and supporting organizations. 20 black-and-white photos, 20 illustrations

 


The Pond Keepers Guide: How to make a self-managing pond using Nature's components

The Pond Keepers Guide is instructional for high school students, pond owners and professional water managers. The guide shows how to construct a self managing ecosystem for ponds using nature s geology, plants and animals. This leads to a personal journey in restoring the environment.

 


A Practical Guide to Pond Plants and Their Cultivation: How to Use a Wide Range of Plants in and Around Your Garden Pond (Pondmaster)

The garden pond is at the heart of a new wave of interest in water gardening. Water is an essential part of garden design schemes and pond plants are enjoying a welcome surge in popularity. This book provides practical guidance to help gardeners choose the best plants, presenting a selection of more than 80 varieties, from submerged oxygenators to moisture-loving plants that thrive in the damp soil around the edges. All of the plants are featured in color photographs, with full details of their size, spread, care, and propagation.

 

Handbook of Water Sensitive Planning and Design (Integrative Studies in Water Management & Land Deve)

Design options and planning procedures must be critically examined to ensure that landscapes are created with sensitivity to water quality and management issues as well as overall ecological integrity. Handbook of Water Sensitive Planning and Design presents the history of water as a design and planning element in landscape architecture and describes new interpretations of water management. This text pushes the frontiers of standard water management in new directions, challenging readers into abandoning the comfortable safety of conducting business-as-usual within narrow disciplinary confines, and instead directing views outward to the exciting and incompletely mapped regions of true interdisciplinary water sensitive planning and design.

 


The Biology of Lakes and Ponds (Biology of Habitats)

This concise yet comprehensive introduction to the biology of standing waters (lakes and ponds) combines traditional limnology with current ecological and evolutionary theory. It integrates the effects of abiotic constraints and biotic interactions at both the population and community level, allowing the reader to understand how the distribution and success of different organisms in this freshwater habitat can be explained and predicted. The book is focused on temperate lakes and ponds, drawing on examples from polar and tropical systems to provide a broader context. The Biology of Lakes and Ponds, now in its second edition, will be a valuable text for university tuition. However, its lucid explanations and descriptions of adaptation, dominance, dispersal, and succession of organisms, as well as the effects of abiotic factors, predation, and competition, ensure its relevance and use to a broad audience of biologists and naturalists with an interest in freshwater ecology.

 


Koi: Everything about Selection, Care, Nutrition, Diseases, Breeding, Pond Design and Maintenance, and Po (Barron's Complete Pet Owner's Manuals)

Pages: 104, Paperback, Barron's Educational Series
If you're a beginner at having a pond and keeping koi, this is a great book. It has everything from digging the pond, filters and pumps...to everything you need to know to keep the pond clean for your fish. The book identifys the various breeds of koi, with a complete section on diseases.

 



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

Written for the serious layperson, The Pond Manual 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, algae and plant control, parasite problems, chemical and physical parameters of water sources and water control/erosion devices.

 



Lakes, Ponds, and Temp. Pools (Exploring Ecosystems)

Pages: 128, Library Binding, Franklin Watts

 



The Biology of Lakes and Ponds (Biology of Habitats)

This concise yet comprehensive introduction to the biology of standing waters (lakes and ponds) combines traditional limnology with current ecological and evolutionary theory. It integrates the effects of abiotic constraints and biotic interactions at both the population and community level, allowing the reader to understand how the distribution and success of different organisms in this freshwater habitat can be explained and predicted. The book is focused on temperate lakes and ponds, drawing on examples from polar and tropical systems to provide a broader context. The Biology of Lakes and Ponds, now in its second edition, will be a valuable text for university tuition. However, its lucid explanations and descriptions of adaptation, dominance, dispersal, and succession of organisms, as well as the effects of abiotic factors, predation, and competition, ensure its relevance and use to a broad audience of biologists and naturalists with an interest in freshwater ecology.

 



Management of Lakes and Ponds

A brief, concise view of fish culture is presented here, with discussions on artificial aquatic habitats, ecological interrelationships of fishes and lake habitats, and the implications for the professional manager. This edition also includes an exploration of water pollution and the effects of various types of pollutants on the aquatic environment and its inhabitants.

 



Birds of Lake Pond & Marsh: Water and Wetland Birds of Eastern North America

Waterfowl, rails, hawks, herons, and more.

 



Rivers, Ponds, and Lakes (Collins Nature Explorers)

Have you ever wondered: How to find life in a puddle? What lives in your local river? How to make a micro zoo? How pond snails breathe? Now you can become an expert nature explorer and learn fantastic facts to impress your friends and family! You'll love that these hands-on books contain straightforward and safe step-by-step projects, allowing you to help your children discover the natural world. They are ideal supplements to school science projects and the perfect activities for weekends and vacations.

 



In Rivers, Lakes, and Ponds (Under the Microscope)

Pages: 32, Edition: 1, Library Binding, Chelsea Clubhouse

 


 



Lake and Pond Management Guidebook

The Lake and Pond Management Guidebook is the successor to the bestselling Lake Smarts: The First Lake Maintenance Handbook, the "bible" for small-scale lake and pond improvements, published by the Terrene Institute in 1993. Completely revised and updated, now published by Lewis Publishers, this guidebook contains over 300 ideas and projects including step-by-step practical, low-cost solutions to a wide range of problems that lake management professionals face everyday. Coverage includes shoreland buffer installation, fisheries management, reducing nuisance algal growth, controlling exotic aquatic plants, lakeside wastewater treatment systems, small scale dredging, and more.

 



Garden Pools and Swimming Ponds Design, Construction, and Landscape

Instructive text and 275 color photos guide readers through all the necessary steps to create natural looking garden pools and swimming ponds. Imagine paradise in your own garden, a combination of bathing pleasure with the possibility of observing nature and recreation. A comprehensive guide to get to what you have dreamed about and how you can contribute directly to the project. For garden ponds, all the steps are explained from planning and installation to filling and final planting. Swimming pond options range from purely natural designs to designs employing some great technology. Learn the operation of a swimming pond: its construction, installation, plantings, maintenance, care, security, and the reconstruction of pools as swimming ponds. This book makes dreams come true.

 



The Living Pond: Water Gardens with Fish & Other Creatures

A pond's tranquil surface of lily pads and lotus blossoms can conceal a surprisingly fecund realm teeming with fish, frogs, turtles, and other aquatic creatures--if you know what to do. In her latest book, acclaimed water gardening expert Nash focuses on the aesthetic and environmental roles these creatures play, and, by thoroughly detailing physical characteristics and culture requirements, plans habitats best suited to each species. From recognizing and treating health problems to understanding the importance of water quality and filtration, this encyclopedic guide is geared to maximizing your success. Whether you are adding fish to an existing pond or planning a new water garden with animal life in mind, Nash's logical approach will increase your enthusiasm for aquatic gardening.

 

 

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