I think the time has come to get off my lazy butt and start to post in this blog. Things sure have changed on Blogger since I made my last half hearted attempt.
And things in my life have changed as well. First of all I have written a book.
You can find it on Amazon here:
A Practical Guide to Building and Caring for a Pond
Or you can find it on my website at
I think it's a great book (of course). It's downloadable so I could keep the price down. The best part is that it's mapped out, so you can click on any subject and get the answer without paging through the whole book.
I will try to keep up with this blog better and we can watch spring arrive together.
Tuesday, March 06, 2012
Monday, May 31, 2010
Is it possible to build a small pond in your back yard without professional stuff?
I'm not sure how, but I wanted to build a small pond that would mostly just contain plant-life and be a place for my dogs to play. It wouldn't be large at all, so I was wondering if it would be possible to build kind of a make-shift pond. Like with cement between the dirt and the water, or a tarp buried into the ground. I know that probably sounds silly. But I just want something small that the dogs can play in. Was just wondering if anyone had any ideas or input on the subject.
It's easy to build a pond in your yard. Here's how, with photos.
- But as far as something for the dogs to play in, I would buy a kiddie pond from a big box store. You can easily hose it out and the dogs will have a great time.
Friday, March 09, 2007
Spring is coming and you want to build a pond. You have just the spot in your yard....or do you? Before you buy a shovel, let's have a look around your garden and decide where to put your pond.
You want it where you can see and hear it, not back in the corner by the shed because there is an empty space there. Even if it means moving a garden bed or rearranging it, put your pond where you can enjoy it. Put it next to the patio, so you can see your fish, smell your water lilies and listen to your waterfall. Make sure that you can hear your waterfall if you decide to open a bedroom window at night. Let the sound of the waterfall lull you to sleep.
Remember, your pond will be the focal point of your garden. Ponds, by their nature, force every eye to see them. The aquatic plants wave high in the breeze, the goldfish swim lazily, shimmering in the sunlight and the watefall produces either a gentle trickle or a roaring water sound. Consider all these things before you start digging the hole.