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Pond plants play an important role in your ponds ecosystem. They help to provide oxygen for your fish and add balance to your pond water. They also compete with algae for nutrients in the water. In addition, some plants can actually help filter your water. Plants like water lilies provide shade for your fish and other plants provide a home for your fish to lay their eggs in. Aesthetically, they also will serve to help your pond blend in with the rest of the garden. No backyard pond should be without aquatic plants.
Overwintering Hardy Water Lilies and Lotus
Keeping hardy water lilies or lotus alive through the winter requires very little work. In most cases it isnít necessary to bring hardy water lilies or lotus inside to keep them alive through the colder months, as long as your pond doesnít freeze to the bottom hardy lilies and lotus can be kept alive by trimming them back and simply placing them below the freeze line until springtime then you simply fish the pots up, place them at the desired growing height and resume feeding. Thatís pretty simple right? Read More
Overwintering Tropical Water Lilies
Tropical water lilies are harder to overwinter than their hardy cousins; they do go dormant however they cannot be left in a pond over winter if you want them to have a good chance at survival. Itís common for people to purchase tropical lilies with the intent of replacing them, but if you want to try to overwinter them there are a few guidelines that you should follow
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Check your aquatic plants. It is time to trim off any decaying leaves and transplant any plants that have out grown their container. It is much easier to work with a pair of arm length Aqua Gloves . The Microbelift Aquatic Planting Media is pre-colonized with beneficial bacteria for stronger and healthier plants. Plan on using it when you transplant or split your water lilies and lotus plants. You should also Fertilize all of your flowering plants now and monthly throughout the blooming season. Order new oxygenating and floating plants early so you can get the most from these beneficial plants this season. We have added dozens of new Water Lilies this year to the site. If you plan on ordering a Lotus , order early as they do go quickly. We stop shipping Lotus plants by mid May. Speaking of lilies, the Nycon Underwater Plant Stand will give you an opportunity to place one nearly anywhere in your pond and not limited to shelves and pond bottoms. It is also a sure cure for those extra deep ponds.
*ALL PLANTS WILL SHIP IN THE SPRING
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