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How To Plant Pond Plants

    …basement.Step 4 - Trim Back Aquatic Plants As winter approaches 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…
    to the body of the fish and cause irritation. Fish can be seen flashing or rubbing against objects and can have a sunken appearance. * Anchor Worm: These white string-like worms and their larvae can be introduced to your pond when adding new fish or aquatic plants. Once the worms have attached to
    …is to plan what you want to plant. Below are a few points to consider when selecting plants for your pond. * Keep it Covered: Covering your pond's surface area with 40-60% plants will help to reduce excess nutrients control algae blooms and provide cover for your fish. For ponds up to 50 square…
    …which plants are and aren't in your zone. What to Do: * Hardy Plants: Hardy water lilies submerged plants and other plants geared for your hardiness zone are pretty easy to winterize. Remove the foliage after the first hard frost then gently sink your hardy plants to the deepest part of the pond and…
    …decoys to deter geese don't forget to move them around every few days. If you leave them in the same spot the geese will realize it's a fake and move in.Other Tips * Plant More Vegetation: Geese prefer open spaces so they can look out for predators so you can take that away by getting more plants
    …only to feel that slimy goo squish between your toes. Muck is made up of fish waste decaying plants and other organic materials that accumulate at the bottom of your pond. Over time the sludge can build to be inches or thicker and become a great home for leeches. To find out more about how muck is…
    …your pond lights between the 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
    …sneak in clinging to aquatic plants you add to your pond. Sometimes flooding can wash fish from nearby ponds lakes and streams into your pond. It is inevitable that over time outside fish will find a way to make your pond a place of their own. You will also want to fish or trap to confirm larger…
    to call home. Submerged plants are easy to add to your water garden or fish pond. Simply fill planting baskets like The Pond Guy Plant Bags with planting media add some oxygenators and place the planted basket on the bottom of your pond or on a plant shelf on the side of your pond. The planting
    …with plants that are native to your area. Using native plants will help make it harder for invasive species to take over. There are some disadvantages of using plants as fish structures in ponds. Make sure to keep the plants under control as they can spread quickly and take over a pond. Use plant
    …Treatment Booster™ Plus will kill the cattails down to the root to prevent the plant from re-growing. The roots of pond cattails are the most difficult part of the plant to kill so allow the mixture to absorb into the plant for one to two weeks. This will ensure the treatment penetrates the…
    …microscopic plants that color pond water green blue-green brown or variations in between. Your jar is telling you to treat for algae. Tea-Colored Water Discolored or tea-colored water means you have some leaf tea brewing in your pond. As organic debris decomposes in your pond the tannins and…