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West Roxbury Roche Bros.
(617) 469-5747
1800 Centre Street
West Roxbury, MA
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Quincy Roche Bros. (granite Crossing)
(617) 471-0500
101 Falls Boulevard
Quincy, MA
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Needham Roche Bros.
(781) 444-0411
377 Chestnut Street
Needham, MA
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Randolph Sudbury Farm
(781) 986-5430
300 North Main Street
Randolph, MA
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Needham Sudbury Farm
(781) 449-9180
1177 Highland Avenue
Needham, MA
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Almquist Flowerland Inc
(617) 472-4897
30 Hooper St
Quincy, MA

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Mahoney's Garden Centers
(617) 787-8885
449 Western Avenue
Brighton, MA
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Capeway Florist
(781) 337-1470
249 North St
North Weymouth, MA

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Westwood Roche Bros.
(781) 326-9303
338 Washington Street
Westwood, MA
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Read Custom Soils
(888) 475-5526
125 Turnpike Street
Canton, MA
 
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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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