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Gulish Nursery & Garden Center
(814) 943-6572
RR 7 Box 720A
Altoona, PA
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Annuals, Bulbs, Chemicals, Crop Protection, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Groundcovers, Horticulture Companies, Mulch, Perennials, Pest Control Supplies, Plants, Roses, Seeds, Shrubs, Trees

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Spring Farm Greenhouse
(814) 793-2383
2110 Hickory Bottom Rd
Martinsburg, PA
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Hamburg Redner's Market
(610) 562-7210
500 Hawk Ridge Drive
Hamburg, PA
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Vegetables

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Stro's Greenhouse
(814) 873-8982
12990 Ridge Road
West Springfield, PA
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Vegetables

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Bebout Farm
(724) 941-5029
570 Bebout Rd
Venetia, PA

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A & M Greenhouses
(814) 695-6833
1393 Old Route 220 N
Duncansville, PA
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Annuals, Builders / Contractors, Vegetables

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Hunter's Greenhouse
(717) 548-2889
1610 Fern Glen Dr
Drumore, PA

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Flowers N Stuf
(412) 221-1391
615A Painters Run Rd
Pittsburgh, PA
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Annuals, Cactus / Succulent, Conifers / Evergreens, Groundcovers, Herbs, Ornamental Grasses, Perennials, Plants, Roses, Seed, Shrubs, Vines, Wildflower Seed

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Lloyd's Landscapes
(570) 286-4377
RR 3 Box 195B
Sunbury, PA
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Garden Centers / Nurseries, Groundcovers, Landscape Architects, Landscape Contractors, Landscaping Services, Perennials, Plants, Shrubs, Trees

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Hickory Grove Greenhouses, Inc.
(610) 264-2131
1096 Milton St
N. Catasauqua, PA
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Annuals, Bulbs, Conifers / Evergreens, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Greenhouse Growers, Herbs, Houseplants, Ornamental Grasses, Perennials, Plants, Shrubs, Trees, Vegetables, Vines

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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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