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Creating a pondscape

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Listen to this extended radio story about creating a pondscape. (MP3 download)

A pond is just a pond, right? Not necessarily. With the right landscaping, it can become an oasis on your property, both for people and wildlife. In this episode of the Living the Country Life radio program, you'll get some great ideas on themes and features to consider for turning your plain pond into a pondscape.

Radio interview source: Dean Hill, landscape architect, American Society of Landscape Architects

For more information on ponds, we recommend the following links:

Water wonder: Read how the Bauman family of Minnesota built an elaborate swimming pond complete with gorgeous landscaping, then browse a slideshow of more photos from their beautifully landscaped pond and yard.

Pond perfect: The key to finding happiness in your pondscape is to think about how you want to use the space before you make any big changes.

Build and landscape a pond: A small pond in the backyard can be enjoyed right from your patio or deck. Learn how to design one that will fit into your current landscaping without sticking out like a sore thumb.

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