The Water Gardener's Bible: A Step-by-Step Guide to Building, Planting, Stocking, and Maintaining a Backyard Water Garden
- Binding: Paperback
- Author: Ben Helm;Kelly Billing
- Publish Date: 2008-02-19
Whether it is a small container of water on a deck or patio serving as home to a few plants and water creatures or a more elaborate mix of waterfalls, fountains, rockwork, and lighting, the water garden can be a lovely, spirit-soothing addition to one's propertyâa place to unwind, relax, and escape the cares of the world.
But while water has been a prominent feature in garden designs for thousands of years, it is only recentlyâwith the availability of preformed kits at the local home improvement centerâthat installing a beautiful water garden has become a feasible undertaking for the average homeowner. And now, with the extremely clear and complete instructions in this practical, hands-on guide, a backyard water garden is easier than ever to build and maintain.
Water Gardener's Bible by Ben Helm and Kelly Billing is a true bible on the subjectâwith comprehensive information on everything from choosing the right site and selecting aquatic plants and fish to pond management and problem solving. The pages are crammed with specifics about pond biology and chemistry, beneficial bacteria, fish health, nuisance algae, and electrical and child safetyâall that is necessary to duplicate the sights, sounds, and sanctuary of a babbling brook, splashing fountain, or cascading waterfall right in the backyard.