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    …are planted around the perimeter of your pond or in shallow areas. There is a lot of variety in the color size and shape of these plants so they are sure to attract everyone's attention. Bog plants are perennial so you will be seeing them year after year depending on your zone. * Water Lilies:
    …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…
    …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 of the pond. Don't worry if they aren't covering the pond's surface yet; they'll grow quickly. As…
    …much sunlight and not enough plants. Solution: Sunlight is essential for algae to grow. You can block that sunlight by covering your water with 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 also use the…
    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…
    …aquatic plants use 2½ cups of salt per 100 gallons of water and disperse the pond salt evenly around the shoreline. Salt will not evaporate or get filtered out so the only time you need to add more salt is when you do water changes. Mind the Plants If you have lilies and other aquatic plants
    …like the The Pond Guy PondShelter™ Cover Net; or reflective tape hanging from trees. Having 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…