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Mulch & More
(863) 318-8060
5980 Cypress Gardens Rd
Winter Haven, FL
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Garden Centers / Nurseries, Mulch, Rubber Mulch

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R & L Mulch-N-Tractor Service Inc.
(863) 297-5500
430 5th Street
Eagle Lake, FL
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Mulch, Rubber Mulch

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Recreational Sales, Inc.
(954) 236-8516
16001 West State Road #84
Sunrise, FL

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Florida State Tree Farm
(727) 364-6688
17128 U S 19
Hudson, FL

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Stone & Mulch Place Inc
(866) 614-9437
870 Highway 17-92
Lake Alfred, FL
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Mulch, Rubber Mulch

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Highwoods Nursery Inc
(863) 324-3151
144 N Rifle Range Rd
Winter Haven, FL

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Speedling Incorporated
(813) 645-2543
3440 Cockroach Bay Rd
Ruskin, FL

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Orchid Island Botanicals
(772) 562-2280
7040 Us Highway 1
Vero Beach, FL
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Garden Centers / Nurseries

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Carefree Mulch Company
(727) 364-6688
17128 Us 19
Hudson, FL

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H2o Gardens
(941) 556-3804
1500 Desoto Rd
Sarasota, FL
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Landscaping Services

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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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