RHS How to Create a Wildlife Pond

Author: Kate Bradbury

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN: 9780241528709

Category: Gardening

Page: 365

View: 283

If you want to do your bit to support local biodiversity, start your own wildlife pond in your back garden. Whether you are looking to do something to help the environment, building a feature pond as a family landscaping project, or attracting local wildlife to your garden; a wildlife pond is a perfect addition to your gardening efforts. Learn everything there is to know about wildlife ponds with: - Photographic and illustrative step-by-step guides on planning, creating, and maintaining your pond - A variety of pond types covered, including natural-style ponds, container ponds, and more traditional, formal-style ponds that still attract wildlife - What to expect throughout the seasons, the creatures that will visit, and the aquatic plants that will thrive - Tips on what to look out for in your pond, encouraging a natural eco-system, and how to maintain your newly built pond throughout the year Find out everything you'll need to know to create a natural sanctuary in your garden! This e-book shows you how to create a backyard pond without filters, pipes, and chemicals, and how to attract and support local species. RHS How to Create a Wildlife Pond provides easy-to-follow steps on how to dig your own pond line, advice on which pond plants to choose from, and how to make sure local wildlife can enjoy your pond safely. This book will also give you advice on how to take care of your newly built water feature so that you're able to enjoy the local animals, insects and birds for years to come. You can expect to see blackbirds bathing in your pond, hedgehogs using it as a water source, and bats flying over at night to catch insects. This wonderful book is filled with photographs and illustrations that will make planning and creating your own pond a therapeutic and fulfilling experience! Complete the Series: There are so many ways for you to enjoy your garden! If you're looking for tips on environmental changes and landscaping ideas, DK books have even more gardening guides and projects for you to explore. Discover RHS How to Garden the Low Carbon Way, or bring even more feathered friends to your garden with How to Attract Birds to Your Garden.
RHS How to Create a Wildlife Pond

Author: Kate Bradbury

Publisher:

ISBN: 0744047366

Category:

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The best way to attract wildlife to your garden is to build a pond. Discover how to do it, and then watch the wildlife come, month by month.If you want to do your bit to support local biodiversity, pick up a spade and start digging. By putting a pond in your back garden, you have the potential to attract and support a huge array of species. How to Create a Pond for Wildlife makes the process easy, with fully photographed step-by-steps showing you how to plan, dig, line, and fill a simple wildlife pond, alongside alternatives including container ponds and more formal designs. Discover the best mix of aquatic plants you'll need to keep your pond thriving, how to make sure that creatures can enter and exit the water safely, and the little extra touches that can encourage all kinds of wildlife to visit.Once your pond is ready, sit back and watch nature do its work. Follow the story of your pond from season to season as the book takes you through the variety of creatures that will visit your new water feature: the blackbird that bathes in the shallows; the snuffling hedgehog that has come to quench its thirst; the bat that soars above the water at nightfall to feast on rising insects. Every garden should have a pond, and with this ebook, you'll have everything you need to create a pond that will teem with life for years to come.
The Wildlife Pond Book

Author: Jules Howard

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472958303

Category: Nature

Page: 162

View: 768

Ponds are vital oases for nature. They are nursery grounds, feeding stops and bathing spots. They are genetic superhighways and vibrant ecosystems each brimming with life, interactions and potential. And they are for everyone. In The Wildlife Pond Book, Jules Howard offers a fresh perspective on ponds and encourages gardeners to reach for a garden spade and do something positive to benefit our shared neighbourhood nature. As well as offering practical tips and advice on designing, planting up and maintaining your pond, Jules encourages readers to explore the wildlife that colonises it with a torch, a microscope or a good old-fashioned pond-dipping net. With a foreword by award-winning wildlife-gardening author, Kate Bradbury, this helpful new guide includes a section outlining the hundreds of organisms that may turn up in your pond and is packed with creative ideas that have been tried and tested by author Jules Howard, an avid pond-builder, prolific pond-dipper and passionate voice for freshwater conservation for more than fifteen years. So, no matter how big your outdoor space is, The Wildlife Pond Book is the guide you need to create your very own haven for nature.
Earth Ponds: The Country Pond Maker's Guide to Building, Maintenance, and Restoration (Third Edition)

Author: Tim Matson

Publisher: The Countryman Press

ISBN: 9781581577990

Category: Gardening

Page: 152

View: 833

The bible of pond-making in a fully redesigned 30th-anniversary edition. There is nothing like a pond. What else can simultaneously increase your aesthetic pleasure, offer recreational opportunities, help the environment, and increase the value of your property? Earth Ponds is the standard resource for building and maintaining these important and lovely landscape features. For thirty years now Earth Ponds, with some 100,000 copies in print, has guided an entire generation of pond makers on everything from site planning to soil sampling to drainage and wildlife management. It’s a complete overview of the country pond. Illustrations guide the pond builder through every step of the process; chapters carefully describe the issues and decisions in a wonderfully personal way. It’s the condensed wisdom of a man who has spent a lifetime building, restoring, and maintaining ponds.
How to Create a Wildlife Pond

Author: Kate Bradbury

Publisher: DK

ISBN: 0744029279

Category: Gardening

Page: 192

View: 286

The best way to attract wildlife to your garden is to build a pond. If you want to do your bit to support local biodiversity, pick up a shovel, and start digging. How to Create a Wildlife Pond makes it easy to attract and support a huge array of species, with fully photographed step-by-steps showing you how to plan, dig, line, and fill a simple wildlife pond, alongside alternatives including container ponds and more formal designs. Discover the best mix of plants you'll need to keep your pond thriving, how to make sure that creatures can enter and exit the water safely, and the little extra touches that can encourage all kinds of wildlife to visit. Once your pond is ready, sit back and watch nature do its work. Follow the story of your pond from season to season as the book takes you through the variety of creatures that will visit your new water feature: the blackbird that bathes in the shallows; the snuffling hedgehog that has come to quench its thirst; the bat that soars above the water at nightfall to feast on rising insects. Every garden should have a pond, and with this book, you'll have everything you need to create a pond that will be swarming with life for years to come.
Ponds (UK Only)

Author: A. & G. Bridgewater

Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing

ISBN: 9781607652397

Category: House & Home

Page: 250

View: 840

Ponds and water features have been popular in gardens for thousands of years. This book is aimed at anyone who is thinking of building a pond, anyone who has bought some of the materials but doesn't know how to start or anyone who has a pond and needs to know how to keep it at its best. The book starts with the basics of assessing the garden, checking the site, planning and preparation, tools and materials and electrical wiring and safety. With the basics established the authors introduce the many different types of pond and how they can be created, maintained and enhanced. From split-level ponds to wildlife ponds, plant and fish and adding sculptures, bird houses, stones and bridges, each subject is presented in a clear way with box features, lists and questions and answers. The final chapter looks at water features - a rock pool or stream for a large garden or a small wall mask or trough for a tiny backyard.
The Regenerative Garden

Author: Stephanie Rose

Publisher: Cool Springs Press

ISBN: 9780760371701

Category: Gardening

Page: 176

View: 890

Discover how to work with nature, instead of against it, by employing permaculture techniques to create a garden that is not just more beautiful and productive, but also more resilient. While the word permaculture might sound intimidating, the principals behind it are not. The main goal of permaculture is to turn your space into a functioning ecosystem that’s less reliant on external resources and better able to sustain itself through many seasons of growth and change as it resists pests, diseases, and climate extremes. Whatever the size of your space, from a tiny patio garden to a big backyard, and whether you grow food, flowers, shrubs, trees, or a combination of all, The Regenerative Garden is here to help you become a better, more eco-conscious gardener. Through 80 DIY projects, author Stephanie Rose of the popular website Garden Therapy introduces you to basic backyard permaculture concepts in an easy-to-follow, logical way. Each of the six chapters represents a living element of the garden, capable of playing a valuable role in its constant regeneration, including soil, water, plants, climate, ethics, and community. As you check these projects off your to-do list, you’ll find you’ve reduced your long-term work load, conserved water and other resources, turned your yard into a habitat for wildlife, and learned to grow perennial foods in creative ways. The 80 featured projects include step-by-step instructions on how to: Employ intensive planting to reduce weeding and watering chores Use living mulches to amend the soil Build self-watering planters and wicking beds to reduce water use Install a rain garden to catch runoff Plant a wildlife hedge to support creatures and create a windbreak and noise buffer Compost projects and systems to repurpose waste on-site Make a butterfly migration station to support pollinators of all sorts A healthy, organic, regenerative garden is a perfect example of a self-sustaining ecosystem; everything works in tandem, is intricately connected, and comes full circle to create its own never-ending cycle of life.
How to Build a Backyard Wildlife Pond

Author: Theresa Berrie

Publisher:

ISBN: 1711735892

Category:

Page: 49

View: 713

LEARN TO BUILD A BACKYARD WILDLIFE POND IN ONE WEEK FOR LESS THAN $300 Observe wildlife you otherwise wouldn't see: watch frogs and dragonflies in your own backyard. Provide the one essential habitat element that benefits all wildlife: water. In this easy to follow do-it-yourself booklet, you will learn how the author built a backyard wildlife pond during a one-week vacation, for less than $300, as part of a plan to have a certified backyard wildlife habitat. Color photos illustrate each step of the pond building instructions, including: choosing a pond location designing a pond that benefits the most wildlife digging and leveling the pond installing padding to protect the liner buying and installing the liner filling the pond with soil, rocks, and water and adding rocks around the edges. Although many sources exist about building traditional ponds, there is little information about building a low-maintenance, natural pond specifically intended to be beneficial to wildlife (with soil in the bottom and no pump). This book will show you how to easily create this type of pond and welcome frogs, dragonflies, tadpoles, snails, bathing birds, and other creatures where you can observe them in your own yard. A wildlife pond is cheaper to build and easier to maintain than other types of backyard ponds: It doesn't need an expensive pump. Plants are grown directly in soil at the bottom of the pond, rather than in pots that need to be removed each Winter and repotted each Spring. Instead of goldfish provided by humans, it is stocked by Nature with local wildlife. Once it achieves a balanced state that mimics natural ponds, it needs very little input from humans. In addition to the step-by-step pond building instructions, sections are included on: types of pond plants, including edible arrowhead natural pond maintenance how to keep the pond unfrozen in Winter how to patch a hole in the liner wildlife seen at the pond. Join the author on her adventure and discover the joys of having your own backyard wildlife pond!

Organic Gardening

Organic Gardening

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 72

View: 838

Organic Gardening magazine inspires and empowers readers with trusted information about how to grow the freshest, most healthful food, create a beautiful, safe haven around their homes, use our natural resources wisely, and care for the environment in all aspects of their lives.
Garden Pond Building Guide

Author: Womack Shelly

Publisher: Independently Published

ISBN: 9798418555328

Category:

Page: 44

View: 363

A garden pond is a water feature constructed in a garden or designed landscape, normally for aesthetic purposes, to provide wildlife habitat, or for swimming. If you want to build your own garden ponds, pick this book as a guide. It contains almost everything you need to know about how to build a garden pond. Here is the preview: - What Is Garden Pond? - Water Garden Supplies - How to Build a Garden Pond? - 10 Popular Pond Plants - Popular Fish for Garden Pond - 8 Practical Tips in Building a DIY Pond in Your Garden With simple explanation and coloured illustrations, this book will help you a lot on your building garden ponds journey. Grab it by clicking the BUY BUTTON and start doing something fun and beautiful.
Creating Outdoor Classrooms

Author: Lauri Macmillan Johnson

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 9780292779693

Category: Gardening

Page: 211

View: 989

Schoolyards have come a long way from the barren playgrounds that many people remember. Today's school campuses often feature gardens in which students can learn about native plants and wildlife, grow vegetables and fruit, explore cultural traditions, practice reading and math skills, and use their imaginations to create fun play spaces. And for a growing number of urban students, these schoolyard gardens offer the best, if not the only, opportunity to experience the natural world firsthand and enjoy its many benefits. This book is a practical, hands-on guide for creating a variety of learning environments in the arid Southwest. Filled with clear, easy-to-use information and illustrated with photographs, drawings, and plans, the book covers everything necessary to create schoolyard gardens: An introduction to schoolyards as outdoor classrooms and several types of habitats, including art gardens, cultural history gardens, ecological gardens, literacy gardens, and vegetable gardens Design theory, including a history of garden styles, and design principles and design elements Beginning the design process, including identifying participants and writing a design program that sets out goals and requirements Conducting site research and synthesizing design elements to arrive at a final design Design essentials, including project funding and design features, maintenance, accessibility, safety, and project evaluation and revision Wildlife ecology, including elements needed for survival such as food and shelter Creating gardens for pollinators and other wildlife, including hummingbirds, butterflies, bees, moths, bats, and flies, as well as pest control Lists of native plants for various kinds of habitats and nurseries that sell native plants, as well as books, web sites, and other resources for learning more about native plants and wildlife This guide will be essential for landscape architects, school personnel, parents, and students. Indeed, its principles can be used in designing schoolyard habitats across the country, while its information on gardening with native plants and wildlife will be useful to homeowners across the Southwest.