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    …gardener knows the first step in a successful garden 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…
    Plants: These are fantastic oxygenators. Submerged plants are also able to absorb excess nutrients so there is no need to fertilize them. * Bog Plants: Bog plants 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
    We all know how muck feels in our toes and that it can be pretty stinky but what exactly is muck? What is Muck? Muck is made up of plants and animal waste. It is caused from dying and decaying organics. If you feed your fish any uneaten fish food will end up decaying at the bottom of the pond.…
    …mistaken for submerged plants like Naiad but lacks flowers true leaves and roots. It is easily identified by its strong musky odor when crushed and the gritty texture due to calcium deposits on the plant. Algae Pros and Cons Surprisingly algae has many benefits: The tiny plants feed fish and make…
    …algaecides and herbicides may be necessary at times they will only kill what is presently growing. This option will only act as a short-term solution as the dying weeds will add nutrients and muck to the pond that will feed future plant growth. Increasing nutrients in the pond will also contribute…
    …let's get to work! Bog Plants Bog plants include species like Corkscrew Rush Dwarf Cattail and Blue Flag Iris. These types of plants have clumping roots runners or rhizomes and the dividing process will vary slightly based on which type of root mass the plant has. Here's what to do: * Lift the pot…
    …of plant size of treatment area what the pond is used for and location. Assess the Situation Before getting started identify what lives in your pond. Is it an algae floating submerged or emergent weed? Do most of the weeds grow on the surface of the water or below? To help identify your plant visit…
    …your fish typically have no trouble finding their own food and the game fish in your pond are not very picky about what they eat. With a diet ranging from tiny insects and plant matter to birds and small mammals there is plenty of meal choices to go around. Using Their Senses Fish rely on their…
    …and rooted. A free-floating plant have roots underneath the plant to absorb nutrients from the pond's water but never touches the bottom while rooted floating plants often have showy flowers and large leafed foliage that sits on top of the water. * Emergent: Rooted plants like cattails grow along…
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  • …your manual to see how often the diaphragms need to be replaced. Plants Your pond plants should cover approximately 40-60% of your pond for shade coverage. Pruning dead plant material throughout the growing season will help your plants grow big and strong. Using tools like the Pond Scissors &…
    …free-floating plant with a single hair-like root and three 1/16- to 1/8-inch long leaves or fronds. It tends to grow in dense colonies in quiet water that is undisturbed by waves. You can fit six to eight of these plants of the tip of your finger. Watermeal another invasive plant that can be…