Products – Pond Supplies
|A backyard water pond garden pond can become the center of interest around which the rest of your yard may be designed. Water gardening requires much less effort than other types of gardening: no weeding; no hoeing; no watering. Water lilies, for example, have delighted water gardeners for more than a century. Water lilies, together with a variety of other marginal plants, offer a quick and rewarding means of landscaping. If you choose your plants wisely, and give the plants a little attention each year, your water garden can give you months of enjoyment.|
For an average pond measuring 6 feet by 8 feet and 2 feet deep, a proper mix of aquatic plants may be: 3 water lilies; 6 surface floating plants; 8 to 10 marginal plants; and 10 to 12 bunches of submerged plants. Many plants will live outside from year to year with little care. Other water plants may have to be taken inside to survive the winter. There are several good books available to give you additional information about selecting, propagating, and growing water plants.
|Spring Check List|
Summer check List
- As water evaporates, refill it as needed.
- Fertilize the lilies every two weeks when the water temperature is in the 80’s. Other pond plants only need fertilizer once a month.
- Prune the old or decaying leaves and spent blossoms.
- Feed the fish what they will eat in 5 to 10 minutes, this can be split into several feedings. Fish are active in the summer and will benefit from high protein and color enhancing foods.
- Clean the filter as the pond dictates.
- Check the submersible pump for debris in the impellers.
- Be on the alert for unwanted summertime pests.
|Fall check List|
|Winter Check List|