Home Gardener's Water Gardens is the essential guide to enhancing an outdoor space with bubbling, gurgling, flowing water. For centuries, water has been a source of inspiration and delight to people of all cultures, making it a common feature of garden design worldwide. The tranquility of water has the power to soothe the senses, while moving water can add an exciting new dimension to a garden. This lushly illustrated guide gives an overview of water garden styles and explains how to assess which style is suitable for a particular plot. Advice is given on planning, construction, oxygenation, and filtration. Inspirational pictures and step-by-step diagrams showcase a willow pattern water garden, a Japanese water garden, and a castaway island water garden. In addition to information on stocking ponds with plants, fish, and other aquatic life, there's also full coverage of maintenance, improvements, and troubleshooting.