By: Jim Ochterski, et al
Paperback | 76 pages | Published 2007
The Pond Guidebook contains scores of management tips and insights for pond owners and those considering constructing a pond. It addresses key topics like water chemistry, construction, safety, aquatic weed management, fish selection and stocking, nuisance wildlife, annual maintenance and more. Based on research, experiences of pond owners, and hundreds of site visits, this book is written in non-technical language, and includes 58 photographs and illustrations.
The guidebook is written for ponds of 1/8 acre or larger in the Northeast, the Great Lakes, and Mid-Atlantic United States. The authors explain the causes of many common pond problems and review the advantages and drawbacks of various treatments. The book suggests practices that minimize negative impacts on the environment, promote healthy ecosystems, encourage responsible use of chemicals, and enhance biological diversity.