Pond Features and Decorations (Water Garden Handbooks)

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9780764118456: Pond Features and Decorations (Water Garden Handbooks)

Books in Barron's profusely illustrated Water Gardens Handbooks series show amateur gardeners how to build the water garden of their dreams. Handsome designs and ambitious projects can be carried out with surprising ease by gardeners who follow the author's clear, step-by-step, photo-illustrated instructions. Details include suggestions and advice for stocking water gardens with fish and embellishing them with aquatic and waterside plants. Emphasis is placed on low-maintenance water features that offer maximum beauty with a minimum of fuss. This handbook's projects for beautifying a backyard water garden include paving and edging the pond perimeter, using different colored pebbles for decorative purposes, adding ornamental statues, constructing bridges and decks, and more. Approximately 175 full-color photos.

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There are lots of ways in which a water feature can be transformed by the addition of a decoration or a special innovation — stepping stones, bridges, islands, paved or timber edging, decking terraces, planted rafts, submerged or pond-side lights. Such features look great and they need not be difficult to build and install. This profusely illustrated guide is filled with ideas for creating something special in your water garden. It includes simple, practical advice on how to build and maintain a decorative feature for year-round pleasure.

PRACTICAL ADVICE
Simple step-by-step instructions show you how to embellish and improve your water feature.

NATURAL LANDSCAPING
How a variety of plants can be integrated with hard landscaping to create a harmonious effect.

DECORATIVE EFFECTS
Learn how to use a variety of materials to set off ponds and streams to maximum effect.

MAINTENANCE
Tips for keeping pond features well maintained and looking good all year round.

DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION
From making plans to getting the right tools and materials, here?s all you need to know about the practical side of building a decorative feature for a water garden.

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