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Creating a Water Garden | Facts and Information

You do not need a professional to create a water garden. These are simple to do and will bring you a lot of joy during the spring and summer months. 

Water gardens can be created using a prefabricated pool which is very simple. You may also want to use a flexible liner and create your own unique shaped water garden. 

If you are going to use the prefabricated pool, you will need to dig a hole that this pool will fit into. It will need to be in the same shape and depth of the pool. You will need to dig the hole two inches wider and deeper than the pool itself. You will need to line the hole that you have dug with two inches of wet sand and also make sure that the pool is level when you insert it into the hole

. Also, you will need to begin adding water to the pool, and you will also need to fill in the sides with sand as the water fills up. This will make the pool sturdy and will keep it in place. When using a flexible liner, you will need to dig your hole in the shape that you would like. You can also leave a shelf around the sides of your hole so that you can add those wonderful water plants. Dig your hole two inches wider and deeper.

Also, make sure that the hole that you are digging is level. You will also need to add wet sand to the bottom of the pool areas as well. Once you have your hole dug and sand in place, you are ready to install the liner. Place the liner in the pool and put rocks on the edges to hold in place. You can start filling with water slowly so that it does not pull the liner in.

Finish your water pond with your border. Rocks are usually great for this because they are heavy. Then you can trim the excess liner away from the pond. You can find more information on creating a water garden online.

TN Nurseries best selling aquatic plants

Coontail 

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Cattails

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Cattail Plant - TN Nursery

Cattail Plant

The Cattail Plant is a wetland species with long, slender, spear-like leaves and distinctive brown, cylindrical flower spikes commonly found in marshes, ponds, and other aquatic habitats. The cattail plant (Typha) is a group of 30 species of tall marsh grasses that grow like reeds. Their tall, slender stalks and distinctive brown, fluffy, flowered heads make them an interesting addition to any landscape. For those who have a garden near a lake or want to emulate the tranquility of country cottages, they are excellent ways to elevate the beauty of your landscape. Transform Your Space With Cattail Plant Whether planted alone or in clusters, they add a sense of rustic charm and delight to any garden. While they make striking visual statements, they don't overwhelm surrounding foliage or fauna. Instead, their neutral colors and lengthy, slim stalks create a grounding effect that is ideal for filling up space and centering your plant collection. Create a Wildlife Oasis With Cattail Plant Invite more wildlife into your yard with them, which thrive near water and can be integral to a thriving pond ecosystem. They provide safety and coverage for many bird species and serve as food for many herbivorous animals. The good news for many gardeners is that Typha is typically not known to attract bumblebees, so you can add visual depth and beauty to your garden without bringing too many pollinators to the space. Cattail Plant Grows Effortlessly The good news about them is that they do not require much human interference to thrive. As long as they are put in the right environment, they will flourish effortlessly. Their widespread adaptability makes them an ideal choice for both experienced and novice gardeners alike. Embrace Eco-Friendly Landscaping With Cattail Plant Sustainable gardening is vital to improving our climate and supporting local ecosystems. They are excellent water purifiers, absorbing excess nutrients while their roots help prevent soil erosion. They also serve as a source for many types of fish, so if you have a pond with marsh feeders, then they may enjoy the addition of them to their aquatic home. By incorporating them into your backyard ecosystem, you can support a brighter planet for all animals and contribute to a more sustainable, greener future.

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6 Pack - Bulrush Plugs - TN Nursery

6 Pack - Bulrush Plugs

Bulrush offers a range of benefits when integrated into landscaping projects. These versatile plants, commonly found near water bodies, bring a distinct and natural charm to outdoor spaces while serving functional and ecological roles. Enjoy Color-Changing Foliage Of Bulrush Plugs Throughout the Year Bulrush plugs have long, droopy, dark green stems that are triangular in shape. The spongy stems support spikey blossoms that occasionally sag and reach just below the stem's tip. Each flower spike usually produces anywhere from 50 to 100 blooms that range from 1.5 to 4.5 inches in length each spring. The characteristic "V" shape of the leaf blades gives them a sheath-like appearance as they round the lengthy stem. Depending on the kind, flowers can be any shade of yellow, red, or brown. The most color change tends to occur towards the end of fall. Create Dramatic Silhouettes Against Water or the Sky With Bulrush Plugs The upright growth of their long, thin stems makes them a dramatic vertical feature in any setting. Their tall stalks provide a striking visual contrast when seen against a background of water. The foliage is verdant and showy in the spring and summer, with large spikes of flowers. In the fall, it can take on a golden or brown hue, creating a cozy background. When seen against the sky, particularly at dawn or sunset, the plugs form striking silhouettes. Add Textural Contrast to Your Yard With Bulrush Plugs Their delicate texture produces lots of textural contrast when combined with the robust leaves of broad-leaved plants. They also pair well with the fluffy plumes of ornamental grasses. Their tall, thin stems and growth patterns give a sense of height and depth to their surroundings. They can get up to 10 feet tall. Achieve Better Erosion Control With Bulrush Plugs They have deep root systems that help keep soil in place. This is especially beneficial in areas with freshly exposed soil and sloped banks. A lot of people use them for wetland reclamation projects. When grown in clusters or rows, these plants act as wind barriers, further helping with erosion control. These wind barriers can also double as natural privacy screens. Another way that bulrushes improve soil vitality is by absorbing harmful metals and bacteria. This reduces water pollution, making the soil healthier and less likely to erode.

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