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Soil For Water Lillies

    …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 & Water Lotus Planting Kits. Fill your…
    …the plant has. Here's what to do: * Lift the pot out of the water and gently remove the root mass. * Wash the soil off the mass with your hose and trim any dead foliage. * Divide the root mass depending on the type of root system. For plants with clumping roots like corkscrew rush separate the roots…
    …area to about 2' deep. Lastly you will need to excavate an area for your skimmer box. Keep in mind that you will want the skimmer opening to be about 1 above water level. Step 4: Install Skimmer & Pump Tamp and level the soil then place the pond skimmer. Push the pond tubing through the grommet…
    …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 other temperature sensitive varieties plants will either…