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Up-keep of your Water Garden | Facts

Tuesday, August 2

How to maintain your Home water Garden

In case you took your garden’s water pump out for the winter season, put it back as soon as you begin to see some activity in the pond. And at the same time, inspect the pump to make sure it works correctly.

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Spring is also time to give a bacterial boost to your biological filter (purchase from a tropical fish store or a garden center). Remove debris and all leaves which blew into the pond. You should test the water to ensure that there was no accumulation of ammonia during the winter. Trim old growth in the plants and replant those which need attention. Replace the plants in the appropriate depths inside the water for best growth.

Summer Garden Maintenance

Make sure not to over-clean the filter pad. There is a trend, but the biological filters are less effective when cleaning away all the bacteria they have grown. Keeping your tank full will help to make sure that your filter systems and pumps work best. Change 25% of the water every month to reduce excess algae or toxins accumulate in the water. Algae need sunlight to grow, so if you use plants to provide shade for your water garden, that will reduce undesirable algae growth.

Fall garden maintenance

Change half the water in the pond to prevent a significant accumulation of algae during the winter. When the leaves begin to fall, it will be easier to keep your stream or pond if you cover it with a net of some kind. That will also make it much easier to clean. Cleaning the leaves and debris from the bottom of your pond, be sure to leave 10-20% as a cover or bedding. There will be a lot of microscopic life that live in this pond for winter. Place a bubbler or a deicer in the pond to prevent freezing altogether.

Winter Water Garden Maintenance

Keep a pump is if the weather is not too cold to allow water to flow. That could help any life in the water garden. Ensure a hole in the ice as toxins and gases accumulate in the feces of living and need a place to escape.

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The Red Cardinal Flower has vibrant red blooms and tall, erect stalks; it adds a splash of color and a touch of elegance to gardens, parks, and various outdoor spaces. Beyond its aesthetic appeal, it brings several advantages, making it a popular choice for landscapers and gardeners. Cardinal Flower The scarlet-hued Lobelia cardinalis is a perennial in the bellflower family. Its tall, nectar-filled flower spikes attract hummingbirds and create a beautiful display in your garden. The plant's common name refers to the red robes a Roman Catholic cardinal wears.     Natural Habitat Of The Cardinal Flower Lobelia is native to the North and South American continents and blooms from July through September. This moisture-loving plant grows on stream banks and in low woods, marshes, and meadows across the United States. Appearance Of The Perennial If you want to create a handsome show in your garden, Lobelia is sure to delight. The plant's fiery spires yield brilliant red blooms that open gradually from the bottom to the top of their racemes. Each long, narrow, tube-shaped blossom has two flat upper petals and three lower petals that spread out at the tips. The delicate plant crown leafy 2’-4' stems, covered with shiny, lance-shaped, bright green leaves that sometimes have a bronze or reddish tint. The leaves alternate as they climb the stems, enhancing the blooms to create a lively riot of color. In the Garden Lobelia is a favorite of gardeners who love adding bold splashes of crimson to their garden. This plant is perfect for shady woodland plots, wet meadow plantings, water gardens, pollinator gardens, and rain gardens. Its long stems can add height to borders and create depth when placed in the back sections of your landscape. The blossoms are most spectacular from midsummer into fall, and they make excellent cut blooms. Ecology Of The Perennials Some people say that Lobelia will bring hummingbirds in from the sky. The plant's blooming period is in sync with the late-summer migration of ruby-throated hummingbirds who are traveling south to Mexico. The birds pollinate the plant by dipping their beaks into the plants' long, red tubes. The blossoms are also very attractive to swallowtail butterflies and bees, making them a wonderful centerpiece in a pollinator garden. Shop TN Nursery Today  When you want to make a bold, beautiful statement in your garden, be sure to include Lobelia in your plan and celebrate the summer season.

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