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.
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.
OCTOBER 2019: Recent work on big ponds (1-10 acres) confirmed for me that handling water quality and plant problems in large water bodies can be difficult, expensive, extremely long term, and sometimes near impossible. One alternative to big pond problems is...the small pond! You don't have to go overboard to build a small pond. In fact, that's the point: keep it simple. As the ancient Chinese poet wrote, "Who says you can't make a pond out of a bowl?" To discover some of the main benefits and considerations of building a small pond, click here. click here.
"Aside from some particularly thoughtful frogs and phragmites, no one on earth knows more about ponds than Tim Matson. His books have counseled and consoled me through the digging of two ponds, making a daunting process far more interesting and pleasurable than it deserved to be. His... A to Z Encyclopedia is the ultimate pond-owner's companion, brimming with sound advice, smart suggestions, and answers to ancient riddles. But this book doesn't only instruct -- there's delight here too." Michael Pollan,
author of the Botany of Desire, Cooked, How to Change Your Mind, and more.