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Varner's Greenhouse & Nursery
(269) 684-3530
70294 Fir Road
Niles, MI
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Vite Greenhouses, Inc.
(269) 695-2959
2610 South Redbud Trail
Niles, MI
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Buchanan Floral Co & Greenhouse Llc
(269) 695-6131
514 16 West Front
Buchanan, MI
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Childs Play Organic Lawns
(574) 289-0680
1310 S. Main St #3
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Mckinley Terrace Gdn. Ctr.
(574) 255-0114
13333 Mckinley Hwy
Mishawaka, IN
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Reusable Barrel Company
(269) 845-2019
61220 M 51
Niles, MI

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Vite Greenhouses, Inc.
(269) 695-2959
3885 Curran Rd
Buchanan, MI
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Foegley Landscape, Inc.
(574) 277-2424
52215 Lilac Road
South Bend, IN
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Bognar-Young Landscape Nursery
(219) 272-2552
16839 Douglas Rd
Mishawaka, IN
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Martin's Greenhouse
(574) 252-6259
3614 Western Ave.
South Bend, IN
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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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