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Shade Water Lilies

    …your zone. * Water Lilies: Available in hardy cold weather tolerant and tropical varieties lilies are sure to please. Hardy water lilies are perennials and they will bloom all summer long on the pond's surface. They have smooth waxy leaves that are rounded at the edges. Tropical lilies have very…
  • Aquashade® Pond Dye - 1 Gallon

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    …blue pond dye creates shading that inhibits photosynthesis in young bottom growth and may prevent development altogether if the pond color is maintained throughout the early season. Aquashade®; is primarily effective in water deeper than two feet floating plants such as lilies are unaffected by…
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  • …Floating Plants: Floating aquatic plants like water lilies and water hyacinth create scads of underwater shade for your finned pals. Simply plant lilies in baskets or plant bags and place them in strategic spots around your pond or toss in water hyacinth to create a floating hideout. * Fish…
    …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 nutrients in the…
    …blocks specific portions of the sunlight spectrum slowing growth and 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…
    …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 & Water Lotus Planting Kits. Fill your tub with clay and a…
    …divide them into sections. * Replant each section in its own container and dispose of any overgrowth. Water Lilies & Lotus Lilies – both tropical and hardy varieties – and water lotus are also relatively easy to divide. These plants have a tuber root system similar to a potato. You…
    …burrows and shelters may change the direction of water flow into or out of the pond. To rid your pond of muskrats there are a couple different techniques. *  Disrupt Their Diet: A muskrat eats aquatic vegetation like cattails sedges rushes water lilies and pond weeds. In some areas it may also…