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Hall's Greenhouse
(812) 825-7070
4855 S Harmony Rd
Bloomington, IN

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Thomson's Country Garden
(812) 821-0216
3078 Walden Rd
Spencer, IN
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The Hoosier Mushroom Co.
(812) 988-6926
30 E Washington St.
Nashville, IN
 
Crowder Hardwoods
(317) 431-3120
1250 East 600 North
Whiteland, IN

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Jenkins Greenhouse & Florist
(812) 683-2329
Rr #2 Box 44
Dale, IN
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Bloomington Valley Nursery
(812) 824-8813
5230 South Old Highway 37
Bloomington, IN
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For The Birds
(812) 988-6568
75 S Jefferson St
Nashville, IN

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Tuttle Orchards Inc
(317) 326-2278
5717 North 300 West
Greenfield, IN
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Pike Central High School Greenhouse
(812) 661-2943
1810 E State Road 56
Petersburg, IN

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Nelson Nursery & Greenhouse
(765) 832-7989
1445 E State Road 163
Clinton, IN

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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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