Welcome to earthponds

A resource for pond builders, pond lovers, and home owners.

Why earthponds?

Experience and Knowledge


Tim Matson is an award winning author about ponds, pond design, and pond building.  If you are into pond building, planning to build a pond, or repairing an existing pond, you have come to the right place.  Tim consults with scores of property owners each year, providing advice and counsel at reasonable rates. Photo  by Joe Mehling.

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Monthly Pondology Essays


Each month, Tim writes an original essay about pond maintenance; the latest trends in design; ecological concerns; and wetlands regulations.  NEWS FROM THE WATERFRONT can be delivered directly to you via email.  Use the contact form to sign up for the pondology, or contact Tim about your pond project. 

APRIL 2019: Whether you're building a pond from scratch or working on pond maintenance or repairs, understanding water supply is basic to getting the job done. A pond without water is just a hole in the ground, so let's look at the various types of water it takes to make a pond a pond. We'll look at ground water, watershed runoff, wells, springs, roof capture, streams and rivers. To see how your pond may use one or more of these water types to fill and maintain good water quality, click here

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288 Miller Pond Road, Thetford Center, VT 05075, US

(802) 333-9019