Article 1 - Water Gardening
The Water Garden
A water garden
is a great way to add features to your backyard pond. Just having a
water garden instead of a fish pond means less maintenance and less
supplies to buy. A fish pond will always need more filtration and
On the other hand, water gardens will have varying
amount of filtration dependent on owner’s wish for how clear he
wants the water to be.
When planting, check to see if the plant is
an exotic plant that is illegal in your state or USA. There has been
much problem with the spread of exotic plants that choke water ways
and reduce lakes to unusable for human and native life. These exotic
plants are considered aggressive spreaders and out compete the native
aquatic plants for living space. Because they spread so fast, they
could also cover a lake and reduce oxygen content for fish or Koi and
degrade water quality.
Therefore, it is urgent you watch what you
plant in your pond because those plants could easily be spread to the
nature and cause massive damage to the local ecosystem. Also, take
caution in deposing those exotic plants. You can have four types of
pond plants for your water garden.
These are oxygenators, floaters,
marginals, and deep-water plants. Oxygenators are essential to help
keep water clear and they help with the oxygen exchange between the
pond and the atmosphere.
Floaters are just plants that have their
leaves and flowers floating on top of the pond and those provide
shading for aquatic life in the pond. Marginals are plants that are
usually in the shallow part of the pond and are good for decorating
the pond. The deep-water plants just mean those plants need water
depth of more than one feet to survive.
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