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ICT Organics
(410) 997-5450
11127 Willow Bottom Drive
Columbia, MD

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Williamson's Nursery, Inc.
(410) 465-5125
8895 Frederick Road
Ellicott City, MD
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Boyer Farm
(410) 551-4062
7754 Harmans Rd
Hanover, MD
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Annuals

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Pease Greenhouse
(301) 384-4717
15700 New Columbia Pike
Burtonsville, MD

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Sun's Garden & Landscaping
(301) 260-9098
1025 Ashton Road
Ashton, MD
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Pong's Orchard and Farm
(301) 854-9969
12305 Carol Drive
Fulton, MD
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Ellicott City Kmart
(410) 480-6000
9200 Baltimore Nat. Pike
Ellicott City, MD
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Vegetables

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Gutschick Little and Weber, P.A.
(301) 421-4024
3909 National Drive, Suite 250
Burtonsville, MD
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Meadows Farms
(301) 384-3730
15930 Columbia Pike
Burtonsville, MD
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(301) 384-5222
4340 Sandy Spring Rd
Burtonsville, MD
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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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