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Saunoris & Sons, Inc
(708) 422-0972
6000 111th St
Chicago Ridge, IL
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Annuals, Bulbs, Chemicals, Crop Protection, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Horticulture Companies, Mulch, Perennials, Plants, Roses, Seeds, Shrubs, Trees

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Fasel & Sons Garden Center
(708) 422-5335
10841 S Cicero Avenue
Oak Lawn, IL
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Annuals, Bulbs, Chemicals, Crop Protection, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Groundcovers, Horticulture Companies, Landscape Architects, Landscaping Services, Mulch, Perennials, Pest Control Supplies, Plants, Roses, Seeds, Shrubs, Trees

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Sid's Greenhouses & Garden Center, Inc.
(708) 974-4500
10926 Southwest Highway
Palos Hills, IL
Products / Services
Algaecide / Mossicide, Animal / Insect Repellent / Deterrent, Annuals, Aquatics, Arbors / Arches, Arrangement Accessories, B & B Plants, Balloons & Accessories, Baskets & Wicker Containers, Benches / Chairs / Tables, Bird Feeders, Birding Accessories, Bonsai, Bonsai Equipment / Supplies, Brass / Copper Containers, Bulbs, Business Services, Cactus / Succulent, Ceramic, Terra Cotta & Stone Containers, Chemicals, Christmas Accessories, Christmas Trees, Christmas Trees - Cut, Christmas Trees - Li…

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Busy Bee Nursery & Garden Center
(708) 597-7703
14115 Cicero Ave
Crestwood, IL
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Annuals, Bulbs, Chemicals, Crop Protection, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Groundcovers, Horticulture Companies, Mulch, Perennials, Pest Control Supplies, Plants, Roses, Seeds, Shrubs, Trees

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Every Bloomin' Thing
(708) 429-1950
7648 W 159th St
Orland Park, IL
Products / Services
Annuals, Bulbs, Chemicals, Crop Protection, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Groundcovers, Horticulture Companies, Mulch, Perennials, Pest Control Supplies, Plants, Roses, Seeds, Shrubs, Trees

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Graff Gardens
(708) 361-7805
7250 Southwest Highway
Worth, IL
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Garden Centers / Nurseries, Groundcovers, Perennials, Plants, Shrubs, Trees

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Sid'S Greenhouses & Garden Center
(708) 974-4500
10926 Southwest Highway
Palos Hills, IL
 
Steuber Greenhouses
(773) 238-2013
2654 West 111 St.
Chicago, IL
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Groundcovers, Perennials, Plants, Shrubs, Trees

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Olivia's Garden
(773) 238-7071
10754 S Western Avenue
Chicago, IL
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Annuals, Bulbs, Chemicals, Crop Protection, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Horticulture Companies, Mulch, Perennials, Pest Control Supplies, Plants, Roses, Seeds, Shrubs, Trees

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Prairie House Garden Center
(708) 687-3131
15151 S Harlem Ave
Orland Park, IL
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Annuals, Bulbs, Chemicals, Crop Protection, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Groundcovers, Horticulture Companies, Irrigation Supplies, Mulch, Perennials, Pest Control Supplies, Plants, Portable Irrigation Systems, Roses, Seeds, Shrubs, Trees

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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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