Plants play an important role in your ponds eco system. They keep it oxygenated, can help fight against algae and provide shelter for your fish. And they make your pond look much more beautiful.Read More
Category: Pond Plants
Pond plants enhance your ponds’ beauty, maintain their ecological balance and also play a critical role in keeping the pond water clear. There are different types of garden pond plants.
Submerged water plants provide oxygen for the animals in your water feature. They are usually planted into the soil of your ponds bottom. Alternatively, you can put them into little containers, which you can weight with some small stones, so they stay firmly anchored.
Marginal plants are grown on the inner edge of a pond. They give your water feature a more natural look but are also useful for hiding pipes, skimmers or other technical equipment.
Floating plants stay on top of the water surface, with their roots dangling freely in the water. They reduce the levels of light in the water and provide shade, so your fish can stay in a cooler place during the days’ full sunshine.
Deep water plants such as the water lily or the Lotus have their roots in the ponds’ bottom, while their leaves and flowers stay afloat on the water or even rise out of the water.
All pond plants absorb nutrients dissolved in the water. Excessive amounts of nutrients and lots of sunlight are the main causes for promoted algae growth which in turn results in green water. So by adding a good selection of plants to your pond, you also hinder the growth of unwanted algae.
Pond plants also provide a natural habitat for fish and amphibians to spawn on while providing them with shelter as well.
It is essential for any garden pond to have a good balance of plants which offer a variety of both foliage and color throughout the different times of the year. Besides, good pond plants should facilitate a successful ecosystem for the garden pond.
Many floating pond plants look beautiful, as they move freely on the water surface. But they do have their downsides as well. Read more to learn which floating plants to choose for your pond.Read More