Simple Guide to Garden Ponds

By Terry Anne Barber, TFH Publications (2002)

Simple Guide to Garden Ponds

The Simple Guide to Garden Ponds by Terry Anne Barber is for those of you interested in setting up your very own backyard pond! A garden pond or backyard pond can be quite the undertaking and a good amount of research is required before even thinking about getting that shovel out of the shed. There are a lot of factors to consider such as the pond's location, the size, what are you going to use for a pond liner and what types of fish are you going to keep? What about animals in your area such as raccoons? How are you going to provide electricity to your pond for the water pump or waterfall? Surely you're not going to just run an extension cord! How are you going to control the algae from the nutrient build up and natural sunlight? There are quite a few factors to take into consideration and the Simple Guide to Garden Ponds attempts to make these clear.

A backyard pond is a big project and really, you need to research this thoroughly since it will cost a bit of money and labor on your part to set it up. You want to get it right the first time. The topics covered in this pond book follows:

Part One - Plan Before You Dig Part Two - Pond Equipment Part Three - Construction Zone Part Four - Plants and Fish Part Five - Good Pond Keeping This pond book is pretty big for a simple guide at around 240 pages and I really enjoyed the author's writing style and how she has fun teaching beginners about ponds. After all, a backyard pond is supposed to be something that is enjoyable. There is a lot that goes into making a beautiful backyard pond and I think this book will get most anyone started down the right path. It's going for about $20 for the paper back or half that ($10) on the kindle. I rate the Simple Guide to Garden Ponds four and a half stars: 4.5 stars

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Review Title: Simple Guide to Garden Ponds
Reviewed by: Mike FishLore
Summary: Book review of Simple Guide to Garden Ponds.
Description: This book is for those of you interested in setting up your very own backyard pond! A garden pond or backyard pond can be quite the undertaking and a good amount of research is required before even thinking about getting that shovel out of the shed.
Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars.

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