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.
AUGUST 2019: High summer is one of the best times to enjoy your pond, so don't let me spoil your fun with a list of toilsome chores. Come August I get a terrific urge to ditch the to-do list and put up a Gone Fishin' sign. But I also feel obligated to point out that summer is an excellent time for pond work that would in other times be difficult if not impossible to accomplish. Such as cleanouts, leak repairs, and even siting a new pond. Summer can also be a fine time to save on pond-work bills. For thoughts and methods regarding summer pond work, 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.