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Mk Rubber Mulch
(630) 842-8951
Greg Pearson
Glendale Heights, IL

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Meijer
(630) 351-7600
130 S Gary Ave
Bloomingdale, IL
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Angelia Hopson
(630) 793-0500
799 Rosevelt Building 3
Glenn Ellyn, IL

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Bruss Landscaping Inc
(630) 665-1600
1607 E Roosevelt Rd
Wheaton, IL
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Prosek's Greenhouse
(630) 231-4991
28W149 High Lake Road
Winfield, IL
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Platt Hill Nursery, Inc.
(630) 529-9394
222 West Lake Street
Bloomingdale, IL
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Schwarz Nursery & Garden Center
(630) 627-6261
21 W 020 Army Trail Rd
Addison, IL
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Wheaton Nurseries, Inc.
(630) 668-0947
626 E. Roosevelt Road
Wheaton, IL
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Hausermann Orchids, Inc.
(630) 543-6855
2N134 Addison Rd # 3
Villa Park, IL
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(630) 293-1040
28 W 571 Roosevelt Road
Winfield, IL
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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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