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Organic Compost Tumbler
(517) 333-9123
1836 N Harrison Rd
East Lansing, MI

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Lansing Gardens Inc
(517) 882-4955
1434 E Jolly Rd
Lansing, MI

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Van Atta's Greenhouse
(517) 339-1142
9008 M-78
Haslett, MI
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Groundcovers, Perennials, Plants, Shrubs, Trees

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Home Harvest Garden Supply
(517) 332-2663
4870 Dawn Avenue
East Lansing, MI
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M-F 9-6Sat 10-5Sun Closed

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Hickory Corners Nursery
(517) 267-9868
333 N Cedar St
Lansing, MI
 
Home Harvest Garden Supply
(517) 332-2663
4870 Dawn Avenue
East Lansing, MI

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Smith Floral Co
(517) 484-6085
1124 E Mount Hope Ave
Lansing, MI
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Annuals, Bulbs, Chemicals, Crop Protection, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Horticulture Companies, Mulch, Perennials, Pest Control Supplies, Plants, Roses, Seeds, Shrubs, Trees

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Elzerman Greenhouse, Inc
(517) 204-7395
4620 Van Orden Rd
Webberville, MI

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Owlyn Solutions for Growers
(517) 203-5070
2398 Jolly Road
Okemos, MI
Products / Services
Grow Lights, Nutrients, Hesi, Hydroponics, Soil Gardening

Wild Birds Unlimited
(517) 349-6417
1745 W Grand River Ave
Okemos, MI

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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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