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How To Plant Lilies

    …your plants it is a good time to get the materials that you need for planting. Use soil that is designed for water gardens and avoid using bagged potting mix or other lightweight soils as they will float and cloud the water. * Lilies and Lotuses: Best grown in pots such as the Water Lily &…
    …boulders. Be sure to wrap about 1' of power cord around the lights so you can extend it out of the pond for maintenance in the future. Place your lights so they shine out away from the viewing area. Step 11: Add Plants & Fill Pond Place bog plants on the shallow plant shelf and lilies in the bottom…
    …bog plants should be divided every one to two years; water lilies and lotus are usually divided every two to three years. Below is a simplified how-to guide so grab your pruning tools gloves extra planting bags planting media and garden hose and let's get to work! Bog Plants Bog plants include…
    …out the heavy equipment take a moment to ponder these questions. * What is your budget? Consider how much you would like to spend. In most cases the larger the feature the more expensive the cost. Once you have an idea of your budget check out our pond kits to see which will be the right fit for you…
    …with pond water lilies or other floating plants; we recommend shading 40-60% of your pond's surface area. Another benefit to adding plants is that they absorb the nutrients in the pond helping prevent algae blooms.Wrapping Up We hope this guide was a helpful tool to learn how to keep algae out of…
    …water lilies and pond weeds. In some areas it may also eat clams mussels snails crayfish small fish and frogs. Keeping your pond clear of excess vegetation such as cattails grasses rushes etc will disrupt a muskrat's diet. The best way to rid your pond of these emergent plants is to use Shoreline…
    …40-60% surface coverage of aquatic plants such as water lilies water hyacinth or water lettuce will give your fish a place to shelter themselves from predators. Under the Weather Stressed or sick fish will also hide. If they're not feeling well it's normal for them to segregate themselves away from…
    plants will naturally fall into a dormant state. To winterize hardy plants use your pruning tools to trim off dead foliage just above the soil. If your plants are in pots move the pot to the pond's bottom to protect the roots from freezing temperatures. For tropical water lilies floating plants or…
    …keeping your water clear and clean. Note that pond dyes do not inhibit growth of emergent plants (e.g. cattails) or floating plants (e.g. water lily). For more information on aquatic plants and weeds and how to manage them check out our weed control guide. In addition using pond dye can keep your…