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Adding a Pump to Your Water Garden
Adding a pump to your water garden will provide you with clearer, cleaner water more suitable to raising goldfish, koi, and other pond creatures.
Adding Fish to Your Pond
Fish are more than another decorative element to add to you pond. With a little bit of patience, you'll find you can bring out their personalities to the point where you'll actually look forward to visiting with them!
Adding Fish to Your Watergarden
Adding fish to your watergarden opens up an entirely new source of pleasure--and potential pain--to your gardening routine. Don't be surprised if you quickly come to love each and every one of your new finny friends.
Adding Turtles to Your Pond
Once you build your first pond, don't be surprised if you begin looking around for various occupants with which to inhabit it. Fish are a natural choice, but turtles are often a close second. Give some thought before combining the two, though, or you could be surprised at the outcome!
Adding Water Plants to Your Garden
Water plants in your garden pond serve several purposes. They dress up the garden, provide shade for your fish, reduce the production of undesirable algae, and make the water feature look more natural. They can also provide a natural source of food for your fish!
Border Plants Create that Natural Look
Ponds and water gardens look best when they appear to be "natural." You can help achieve the desired effect through the selective use of border plants.
Building a Raised Pond from the Ground Up
Raised ponds aren't as natural-looking as recessed ponds, but they can be terrific architectural features and add thousands of dollars in value to your home.
Building a Recessed Pond from Scratch
Building a pond from scratch can be difficult--but it doesn't have to be. A little advance planning, some careful thought, and you can be up and running in a few days or a couple of hours.
Building a Stream with a Spillway
Building a stream with a spillway requires a little planning before you actually begin the excavation. Here are a few tips to help you get started.
Building an Artificial Stream
When you want your water garden or pond to look as if it were carved into the landscape by nature, consider adding a stream or two.
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