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Broussard La Foliage Greenhouse
(337) 233-5936
109 Pillette Rd
Lafayette, LA

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Girouard's Greenhouse
(337) 837-6859
402 S Saint Pierre St
Broussard, LA
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Plants, Shrubs

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Coopers Landscape Contractors
(337) 856-4241
522 Vincent Rd
Lafayette, LA
 
Dugals Nursery Wholesale
(337) 837-1233
931 Tolson Rd
Lafayette, LA
 
Teche Nursery
(337) 856-5908
3326-A Verot School Rd
Lafayette, LA
 
Caitlin's Cottage Nursery & Gift Shop
(337) 235-2359
425 Verot School Road
Lafayette, LA
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Groundcovers, Perennials, Plants, Shrubs, Trees

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Go Green Organic Lawn Care, Inc.
(337) 316-0034
2206 W. St. Mary Boulevard
Lafayette, LA

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The Gardenaire At River Ranch
(337) 993-4285
103 Stonemont Rd
Lafayette, LA
 
Native Sun Nursery & Landscaping Inc
(337) 857-0856
1401 E Broussard Rd
Lafayette, LA
 
Grass Roots Landscape Co
(337) 232-5967
124 Beau Pre Rd
Lafayette, LA
 
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Home Remodeling Tip: Garden Ponds

Building Your Personal
Garden Pond

home remodeling articles and tips

topic: ponds, water fountains
by Mary B

Dip into the World of Garden Ponds

A garden pond adds visual interest, beauty, and a lush aesthetic to your landscaping that is hard to achieve otherwise. With the right tools and preparation, you can install a water pond in a few days and immediately begin adding colorful fish, rocks, and aquatic plants to beautify your garden.

First Steps

  • Check local building codes. Obtain a permit if one is required.
  • Contact local utilities to locate underground lines for gas, water, and other possible hazards.
  • Establish the size and location of your garden pond. Consider tree roots, falling leaves, and  sunlight for aquatic plants. Avoid the highest and lowest points in the yard. Consider whether you want a waterfall.
  • Determine how to provide power to the pond's water pump.

What You Need

Two key items are need for installing a garden pond: a pond liner and filtration system. Pond liners come in a many shapes and sizes. But most are made of EPDM (Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer). This low-cost, non-toxic material has a long lifespan and is resistant to cold weather.

Pond kits are available that include everything you need, plus extras such as a skimmer, lighting, and a waterfall addition. Do-it-yourselfers can easily find step-by-step installation instructions on the Internet and in home improvement books.

How t...

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