Landscaping Tips- the Water Garden

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Landscaping Tips- the Water Garden

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There are a lot of new trends surfacing in gardening, and water gardening
is one of the new interests.


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landscaping, fish pond, water garden


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There are a lot of new trends surfacing in gardening, and water gardening
is one of the new interests. Water gardening can include waterfalls,
ponds, streams and fountains, all of which can be combined with lighting,
plants, and fish. Water gardening need not have a pond or natural water
source moreover, it could be a plastic tub, plastic lined shallow in the
back yard or, almost anything that will hold water.

An important consideration in planning a water garden is the choosing a
location. Plants and fish both need plenty of sunlight, places in direct
light away from trees and bushes are the top places. This will also help
prevent leaves and debris from collecting in the water.

When planning for a water garden the next step is to choose the size you
want. This depends of course on the resources you want to dedicate to
it, how much money and time you are willing to spend. A water garden can
be expensive if you go for a big garden filled with plants, rocks, fish,
and lights. Also think about your property’s size, which will also affect
amount of time you’ll spend maintaining your water garden.

Aquatic pond plants can be free floating, submerged, or marginal. What
type you select is a matter of aesthetics and preference. Some plants
are known for their scents, some for supplying oxygen keep the pool
healthy, and some are just picturesque. Remember that the plants should
only cover about half of the water, especially if you have fish. Fish are
not only nice to look at; they’re beneficial in that they help keep
debris at a minimum and help in controlling larva and other insects.

One of the big challenges in water gardening is maintaining water free of
algae. Algae problems are usually the result of nutrients in the water
from feeding fish too often or over fertilizing plants. By cutting back
on feeding and fertilizing, adding more plants, putting in a pond
filtering system, or replacing the water with fresh water, algae is
easily controlled. If a pond is constructed correctly and maintained
properly algae problems can be kept at a minimum.

All garden pools, no matter the size, require some maintenance during the
year. With proper planning you can create a healthy equilibrium between
living and decorative features of a water garden that can almost care for
itself with simple maintenance inputs from you.

				
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