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The bible of pond making in a fully redesigned 30th anniversary 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 property Earth Ponds is the standard resource for building and maintaining these important and lovely landscape features For thirty years now Earth Ponds, with some 100,000 copies in print, has guided an entire generation of pond makers on everything from site planning to soil sampling to drainage and wildlife management It s a complete overview of the country pond Illustrations guide the pond builder through every step of the process chapters carefully describe the issues and decisions in a wonderfully personal way It s the condensed wisdom of a man who has spent a lifetime building, restoring, and maintaining ponds....

Title : Earth Ponds: The Country Pond Maker's Guide to Building, Maintenance, and Restoration (Third Edition)
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ISBN : 158157147X
Format Type : Paperback
Language : English
Publisher : Countryman Press Third edition June 4, 2012
Number of Pages : 152 pages
File Size : 673 KB
Status : Available For Download
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Earth Ponds: The Country Pond Maker's Guide to Building, Maintenance, and Restoration (Third Edition) Reviews

  • Madsjchic
    2019-02-01 11:49

    This book rambles on and on Ralph Waldo Emerson style. If you like Walt Whitman and a dash of old school sexism (nothing particularly offensive, just funny from a modern perspective), then you will enjoy this. The book is mostly anecdotes, with a few examples of him building a pond and what went right and wrong and his take on why. I would not call this a guide by any means, and the good ol boy system of finding someone to build your pond, much less permits (?) is probably not extremely relevant. I would've given this more stars for just being what it is, but he called it a GUIDE. It is a memoir.

  • Deucestrutter
    2019-02-09 11:56

    Interesting book, perhaps a little light when it comes to actual pond making details. It is a worthwhile purchase to use as reference for future projects.

  • Sunshine21
    2019-01-27 06:12

    Nice book with good information as a INTRODUCTION to pond building. But not enough detailed information on digging etc. Suggests checking it out at library. We need to buy additional books.

  • Joseph M. Middleton
    2019-01-19 07:06

    This book is a fun read and is full of important advice on building and maintaining a small pond. It is a little old and needs some updating as it was, for instance, written before PVC piping was widely used. And, there are pictures in the book but no captions explaining them and they don't always relate to the subject matter being read.

  • synergy4
    2019-02-15 08:56

    Get this book BEFORE buying property with a pond or before building one.This lets you see what you are in for as far as expense and maintenance. A pond is a 'do or die' 'love it or leave' it endeavor. A couple of bucks will save you a lifetime of tears.LOL

  • A. Kirk
    2019-02-06 06:50

    Unfortunately times have changed and there are many regulations and considerations that are not taken into account in this dated book.

  • Natalia A. Kalianna
    2019-01-28 09:50

    Disappointing! For me at least as I was looking for more help with an imperfectly put in pond. Much better if you're putting in a new pond from scratch. It is a classic, after all.

  • Sarah Henderson
    2019-02-02 06:58

    This was a gift to my son who needs to build a pond and the previous edition was highly recommended.