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K's Acres
(517) 437-7054
4680 Fitzpatrick Rd
Hillsdale, MI

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Turpin's Nursery
(517) 523-2881
3751 Waldron Rd
Hudson, MI

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Hollow Trucking Company
(734) 482-7263
Danis Amador
Belleview, MI

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Roger's Nursery
(517) 739-7531
5156 N Us Highway 23
Oscoda, MI
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Groundcovers, Perennials, Plants, Shrubs, Trees

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Willson's Garden Center
(231) 347-3366
1003 Charlevoix Ave
Petoskey, MI
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Annuals, Bulbs, Cactus / Succulent, Chemicals, Crop Protection, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Horticulture Companies, Mulch, Perennials, Pest Control Supplies, Plants, Roses, Seed, Seeds, Shrubs, Trees, Wildflower Seed

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Bennett's Hill Nursery
(517) 542-2541
9700 Hadley Rd.
Litchfield, MI
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Annuals, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Plants, Vegetables

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C & C Outdoor Service
(517) 404-7632
109 N Ray Quincy Rd
Quincy, MI

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Riviera Gardens
(269) 469-6623
16024 Red Arrow Hwy.
Union Pier, MI
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Groundcovers, Perennials, Plants, Shrubs, Trees

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Bedding Plants By Posthumus
(269) 327-3536
7639 1/2 Garden Ln
Portage, MI

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Brower Farms
(616) 875-8285
5349 New Holand Road
Hudsonville, 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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