How to Choose Plants for Your Pond Landscape

September 11, 2015

Are you trying to make your pond or fountain more beautiful? Consider adding plants that will enhance the look of your pond or fountain landscape. Consider selecting plants that will enhance and blend in with your pond and fountain. Make sure the plants you choose will not add foliage litter or disrupt the circulation of water. If you have fish in your pond, you will also need to be aware of changes that plants will bring to the water.

Here at Nashville Pond, we want to help you and your customers make the most of their ponds. And proper plant selection is important to every pond.

Research your plant options and be cautious of the plants you select for your pond. Certain plants can add toxins to the water or break the basins as they grow. You will also need to consider plant placement and how much over-spray and splash will contribute to and soil wetness, as some plants tolerate continuous humidity better than others.

Here Are Some Tips on Adding Plants to Your Pond

How to Choose Plants for Your Pond Landscape

Draw a Sketch

Consider the area you will be placing the plants in as well as their needs and growth habits. Draw a sketch of your pond and include drainage, walls and water features. This will come in handy to show store personnel your layout when selecting plants.

Buy Local

Consider buying your plants at local nurseries, garden centers and aquatic suppliers as it is highly likely their plants are pre-adapted to local conditions. The staff will also be educated in what plants work best locally.

Plant Selection

There are many different categorized plants to choose from such as submerged, bog, deep water and floating plants. Select oxygenating plants that release oxygen and absorb nutrients, which will help keep the water clean and clear of green algae.

Choosing the right plants to place in and around your pond is extremely important to the health and life of your pond. These tips can help you maximize the best plant placement while supporting a natural balanced ecosystem for a healthy pond.

Do you need help in selecting the right plants for your pond landscape? We at Nashville Pond would be happy to answer any questions you may have about pond plants. Please contact us today. We would love to hear from you.

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