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Kramer Ace Hardware
(641) 424-6101
440 S Illinois Ave
Mason City, IA
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Kramer Ace Hardware
(641) 357-7080
580 Us Highway 18 E
Clear Lake, IA
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Kramer Ace Hardware
(641) 923-3003
160 E Us Highway 18
Garner, IA
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Mosher Greenhouses
(712) 233-2951
4101 War Eagle Dr
Sioux City, IA
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Flowerama
(319) 337-5623
Petal Puckers, Inc
Iowa City, IA
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Krieger's Greenhouse
(641) 424-2307
2309 4th St Se
Mason City, IA

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Petersens
(641) 995-2378
9422 150th St
Swaledale, IA

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Red Oak Greenhouses
(712) 623-5193
401 W Coolbaugh St
Red Oak, IA

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Dave Reha Greenhouses
(319) 646-2408
1160 Highway 22
Wellman, IA

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Nick's Greenhouses
(641) 628-2230
219 Oskaloosa St
Pella, IA

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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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