Free Shipping on Orders Over $100*

The Final Word on Earth Ponds by the World’s Foremost Expert

For Immediate Release
May 4, 2006

Contact: Jessica Saturley, 802-295-6300 x 106

Landscaping Earth Ponds
The Complete Guide

by Tim Matson

Chelsea Green Publishing proudly announces the release of Landscaping Earth Ponds: The Complete Guide by renowned aquatic landscaping expert Tim Matson. Filled with eye-catching color photographs, practical techniques, and informative case studies to inspire readers, Landscaping Earth Ponds is an indispensable resource.

A pond adds value to any property, and in this day and age of gas prices going through the roof, it puts your next vacation right in your own backyard. A pond creates space for recreational activities, attracts wildlife, and is a beautiful addition to the landscape. In Landscaping Earth Ponds, Matson instructs readers on everything from choosing the best site for a new pond to restoring an existing pond to the fundamentals of construction and shaping and the selection of plants that help decorate and draw attention to the water’s edge. His designs will inspire readers to make the pond of their dreams.

Concise, accessible discussions and practical guidelines are augmented by case studies from Tim’s work as an aquaculture consultant in New England. These real-life examples include site-specific details and encourage readers to join thousands of satisfied landowners who have discovered the pleasure and practicality of earth ponds. Resources and recommended aquatic plants, perennials, shrubs, and trees are included.

Whether you’re a homeowner interested in constructing a new aquatic ecosystem, a landowner looking for ways to improve an existing pond, a landscaping professional in search of design ideas, or someone who simply enjoys the tranquility and beauty of water, Landscaping Earth Ponds is sure to educate, fascinate, and inspire.

Tim Matson is the preeminent expert in the field of pond building. He has been advising, designing, restoring, and building ponds and wetlands for more than twenty-five years, and his classic, Earth Ponds, has sold over 100,000 copies. Tim lives and works as a writer, photographer, and aquaculture consultant in Thetford, Vermont. Please visit his website at

Available May 2006 | Paperback | $30 | 1-933392-02-9 | 8 x 10 | 304 pagesFind out more about Landscaping Earth Ponds

Share This:

Recent Articles

An Update on Passive-Solar Living from James Kachadorian

Not only are Chelsea Green authors experts in their fields, from organic farming to green building, but they’re also part of our extended family. So it’s always nice when we get an update on how things are going! The following note is from James Kachadorian, author of The Passive Solar House. To paraphrase Mark Twain,…

Read More

Preparing for Winter: Weatherproofing Your Windows

If thinking about the cost to heat your home this winter has you knitting wool mittens and piling on another layer of blankets, you’re not alone. But did you know that a large majority of that hefty bill comes as a result of poor energy efficiency? If you have older windows it’s likely that air…

Read More

Tutorial: How to Make Your Own Hatchet

When it comes to planning your next DIY project, it’s not likely that you think to yourself, “Gee, I think I’d like to make myself a hatchet today.” But, if you do, today’s your lucky day!  With some scrap steel, a hacksaw, a file, a drill, a bonfire, a bucket of water, and an oven…

Read More

Our Favorite Summer Reads

Wondering what to read this summer? Don’t worry, we have you covered! Grab your towel and claim the best pool chair or relax at your homestead with one of these perfect summer reads. Whether its nature reads, to healing your gut, everything wild, or inspirational books you’ll have your nose in a book all summer long…

Read More

What in the world is Silvopasture?

Have you heard of silvopasture? This system of managing grazing animals in a temperate forest ecosystem is quite common in Europe but it didn’t quite make its way over to North America with the colonists. They must not have realized the benefits of silvopasture: healthier animals, better soil, less pest control and mowing, and climate…

Read More