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Pointers on Pond Maintenance

Even without fish, residential decorative ponds require regular care to remain healthy and attractive.

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Water Features for a Decorative Pond

Moving water features are perennially popular additions to decorative ponds.

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Getting Down to the Details

Once you’re satisfied with the location for your pond, it’s time to nail down its shape and size. 

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Designing a Decorative Pond

What comes to mind when you visualize the ideal backyard pond? How would it fit into your yard?

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Starting Small with Decorative Ponds

Ideally, a backyard pond should be about 10’ x 15’ on average for a balance of flexibility, impact, and budget

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The Power of Plants

Plants not only create visual interest with a variety of growth patterns and leaf structures

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Kitchen Garden Ponds

A relatively unusual “style” of pond that is increasing as people become more interested in self-sufficiency

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Natural Ponds

A truly natural pond is one that has formed without the influence of human activities.

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Water Conscious Gardens

As our climate continues to change and temperature extremes become more common, gardeners must adapt.

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The Beauty of Decorative Ponds

Of all the beautiful gardens that are lovingly tended throughout the world, surely the most memorable and compelling

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Reservoir Dog Days

Like with any body of water, benefits do come with some risk.

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Retention Ponds: Best Practices for Best Results

For a reservoir that’s meant to hold water for a long period of time, or protect the local groundwater from toxins

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Attention to Retention Ponds

Retention ponds, or Stormwater Wet ponds, are permanent bodies of water that provide opportunities for treatment

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Damming Circumstances

Before construction can begin, the river must be diverted through constructed channels

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More Important Considerations in Reservoir Design

Fast-moving or highly turbid water can carve deep ravines throughout a waterway or reservoir. 

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Important Considerations in Reservoir Design

The overall construction and individual functions of a reservoir will vary depending on the goals of the builder

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Reservoir Classification

The local geology, the intended use of the water collected, and where/when the water is meant to be released

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What About Other Reservoirs?

Flood control reservoirs are incredibly important for protecting life and developments located further downstream.

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Agricultural Reservoirs - Running off the Farm

Construction sites, or areas cleared for agricultural purposes, are especially vulnerable

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What Goes into a Reservoir?

As new residential or commercial developments are built, like roads, parking lots, sidewalks, and subdivisions

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What is a Reservoir Good For?

Humans have been storing water in artificial ponds and lakes for a very long time.

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Maintaining a New Pond Liner

A well-installed liner doesn’t need a lot of direct maintenance. 

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Things To Do After Replacing Your Pond Liner

Once your liner is fully installed and securely anchored, you’re ready to get back to normal.

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How To Replace a Pond Liner

Now that your excavation is fully renovated and ready for action

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When Replacing a Pond Liner Take These Things into Consideration

Your next job will be to check out the excavation itself. 

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