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    …material acts like a fertilizer for vegetation in your pond. Add in some sun and the algae blooms will begin. Because algae and plants are using the nutrients adding desired plants to your water garden will reduce what is available for algae. Plants also shade your pond from excess sunlight to…
    …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 Shelters: For a super easy…
    …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…
    …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 out…
    …here.Problem: Too Much Sunlight. Not Enough Plants. Solution: Sunlight is essential for algae to grow. You can block that sunlight by covering your water 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…
    …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 of 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 eat…
    …with each section of the plant. For rhizome plants like irises simply 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…
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