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Van Beck's Farms
(414) 762-6682
1301 E College Ave
Oak Creek, WI

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Town & Country Garden Center
(262) 639-2373
6207 Douglas Avenue
Racine, WI
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4838 Douglas Ave
Racine, WI
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GreenShore Lawn Care
(414) 426-6257
P.O. Box 11302
Shorewood, WI

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Parkside Nursery
(414) 422-1782
S69w14105 Tess Corners Dr
Muskego, WI

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Green Gardens To Go
(414) 421-0749
1500 W Clayton Crest Ave
Milwaukee, WI

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Nature's Nook Garden & Floral
(262) 786-3700
9801 S. 27th
Franklin, WI
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Story Hill Gardens
(414) 258-3545
5033 W Blue Mound Rd
Milwaukee, WI

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Sunnyslope Gardens
(262) 796-2936
4240 S Sunnyslope Rd
New Berlin, WI
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(414) 258-5525
12217 W Watertown Plank Road
Wauwatosa, WI
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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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