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Landscaping Earth Ponds The Complete Guide

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ISBN-10: 1933392029

ISBN-13: 9781933392028

Edition: 2005

Authors: Tim Matson

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The guru of earth ponds explains how to site, design, shape, and plant these beloved fixtures of rural landscapesand make them fit your property and your life. In the decades since he wrote his acclaimedEarth Ponds, Tim Matson has designed scores of ponds, each unique to its site and its owners. InLandscaping Earth Ponds, he shares what he has learned to make these captivating ponds truly fit into their landscapes and into the lives and lifestyles of their owners. Ponds have long been valued for their charm and utility: how else can you simultaneously enliven your landscape, create recreational opportunities, help the environment, and increase your property value? Earth ponds are…    
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Book details

List price: $30.00
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing
Publication date: 5/1/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 161
Size: 10.00" wide x 8.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.880

Tim Matson, a writer and aquaculture consultant, has been advising people how to build and maintain ponds and wetlands for more than 25 years through Earth Ponds, his pond design and restoration consulting firm. He has written numerous magazine articles on ponds and aquaculture for Yankee, Harrowsmith Country Life, Country Journal, and Vermont Life. He is also the author of the Earth Ponds books and video and The Earth Ponds Sourcebook. He lives in Thetford Center, Vermont.

Introduction
Acknowledgmentss
Site and Landscape Design Fundamentals
New Ponds
Excavated versus Embankment Ponds
Siting the New Pond
Siting the House
Existing Ponds
Water
Pond Structure
History
Excavated Ponds
The Pond at Strawberry Hill
Siting
Construction
Techniques
Shaping the Basin
Planting
Embankment Ponds
The Lornell Pond
Siting
The Dam and Basin Structure
Anatomy of a Dam
General Techniques
Siting
Landscaping the Embankment
Grasses and Plants
Inflows and Outflows
Plants, Shrubs, and Trees
Save That Tree
Native Trees
Saving, Thinning, or Removing
Planting Considerations and Techniques
Soil, Sun, and Climate
First Plantings around a New Pond
Selecting and Siting Trees
Tree Species
Aquatic and Shoreland Plants
Plant Checklist
Planter Beware
Planting Strategies
Recommended Pond Plants
Moist-Soil Plants and Shrubs
Sedges, Grasses, and Ferns
Aquatic Plants
Deer-Resistant Plants
Resources
Index