Plants for pond
The new pond at first looks deserted. And its banks are unsightly and lifeless.
And immediately arises the necessity to equip your new pond. Bring beauty. Of course, as time passes, and the life in your pond will begin to boil.
Will croak of a frog. Yes, Yes it happens.
Will grow plants. Some will come to you, some will bring birds.
But something will get you.
But how does it happen? Want now and today.
There is a solution: let’s put aquatic plants for the pond.
First let’s find out, and what plants need the water? Because in addition to decorative function, plants for ponds are a very important element in the complicated internal life of the aquatic environment.
Plants with leaves immersed in the water — a very important element in the ecosystem of the pond. Because they will eat fish. And the fry will hide in thickets of water, until becomes larger and older. Underwater plants produce oxygen needed by the fish and purify the water. These plants include the water Buttercup, is a large Naiad, Ceratophyllum demersum, Potamogeton comb, etc.
Plants with floating leaves, in the first place, of course, very much will decorate your pond. But in addition to decorative functions, they will create your fish shelter from the sun. And the fish will be where to hide. Floating on the water surface, these plants do not allow sunlight to penetrate into the water column, and prevent “blooming” of water. From these plants you can see: small duckweed, water-lilies white and yellow, Apollo, piste.
Aquatic plants also serve as an additional decoration in the design of your pond. In addition, growing with their roots, they strengthen the coast against erosion. Plants in this group include: bulrush, common kamishini, water iris, marigold, water mint, certain types of sedges.
Plant aquatic plants is quite simple. To do this, pick up any lattice containers. Grid need to ensure that the plant roots could freely go into the water. To the soil from the container is not washed out, at the bottom of the container lay the burlap and sprinkle a layer of gravel or stone. Then fill the container with planting soil.
The soil for planting aquatic plants you can do yourself. To do this, mix seven parts earth, two parts compost and five parts of sand.
After planting, the plants should be well watered to compact the soil. The soil sprinkled on top of the gravel so that it is not washed away with water.
Plants for pond ready to move to a new place of residence.