Home Gardener's Water Gardens: Designing, Building, Planting, Improving and Maintaining Water Gardens (Specialist Guide) (Paperback)
Home Gardener's Water Gardens is the essential guide to enhancing an outdoor space with bubbling, gurgling, flowing water. For centuries, water has been a source of inspiration and delight to people of all cultures, making it a common feature of garden design worldwide. The tranquility of water has the power to soothe the senses, while moving water can add an exciting new dimension to a garden. This lushly illustrated guide gives an overview of water garden styles and explains how to assess which style is suitable for a particular plot. Advice is given on planning, construction, oxygenation, and filtration. Inspirational pictures and step-by-step diagrams showcase a willow pattern water garden, a Japanese water garden, and a castaway island water garden. In addition to information on stocking ponds with plants, fish, and other aquatic life, there's also full coverage of maintenance, improvements, and troubleshooting.