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Thursday, September 15

Aquatic Plants

A Garden with a pond and aquatic plants in it looks pretty exotic. If you have a large area to spare, growing water plants can be an excellent idea. Aquatic plants are typical and grow in water bodies, so it is essential to choose the right kind of plants that can thrive well in ponds.

There are a variety of aquatic plants that you can grow in your garden. However, it is essential to prepare a pond or a water body to grow these plants. You can surround the pond with different-sized rocks and stones to make it look more natural. Water plants are of many types; some float on water, and some are submerged either partially or wholly. The commonly used floating plants in ponds are water lilies which are also known as Nymphaea or Lotus. Water lilies have different colors, and you can choose specific colors that would make a good contrast with other plants in your garden.

Add oxygen with plants

You can also raise fish in ponds with aquatic plants, and you would not require mechanical techniques to provide oxygen for fish. Growing oxygenator plants in the pond will ensure oxygen is added to water during photosynthesis. These oxygenator plants help fishes breathe easily as oxygen is dissolved in water more naturally. Some common types of oxygenator plants are algae, water weeds (Elodea Canadensis), Anacharis (Egeria Densa), etc. Some plants partially float on water and are also called immersed plants. Some of its types are cattail, bulrush, maidencane, etc. These plants provide food for fish and are a perfect habitat for fishes as they feed on the seeds and leaves of such plants. These are some of the tips that can help you plan a water garden at your home.

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