Having a water container on your deck is like having a small water garden on your porch or deck.
You can find several varieties of plants that will grow well in these containers. This will add a very natural appearance to your deck also. You can use things for a water container that you may have lying around in your yard.
You can use kiddie pools, barrels, bathtubs, and horse troughs. You must ensure a sturdy deck because water can weigh around 8 pounds per gallon.
It would be best if you also had a sunny spot since most water plants will require full sunlight.
You can also decorate your water containers with pieces of slate and stone. If you use darker colors, it will not produce as much algae. You can start by growing your water plants in smaller pots before placing them in your water container. Once you plant your plant in the soil, you can use pea gravel to keep the soil in the pot and keep it from floating to the top.
You will need plant information for your water plants because they may take different size pots. Some of them may need to be planted more profound than others. Once you get your plants potted and ready, you can start adding them to your water containers. You can also sit your pots on bricks to give your plants different heights.
Let your water container sit with water in it for at least 24 to 48 hours to let the chlorine evaporate. You can let your imagination go when creating a water container.
The best thing to do is order your water plants from an online plant nursery; they will be cheaper than a home and garden center.