Planting a Garden Pond

 


Article by: Philip Swindells

Waterlilies and other aquatic plants , Cheap Pond Liners can be planted successfully at any time from early spring , Budget For Your Garden into the summer. , Discover the Single Most Important Trick to Overwintering Pond Fish It is preferable to plant , Make A Good First Impression: Landscape Your Driveway in early spring , Create Your Own Special Herb Garden as then it is possible to achieve a good display during the succeeding summer. , Understanding Houseplants Aquatics planted during the summer , Industrial Blowers rarely achieve full maturity until the following year.

All aquatic plants , Outdoor Lighting Fixtures enjoy a heavy soil, , Spurce Up Your Garden With Decorative Birdhouses so use a clay-loam soil , Organic Gardening from the garden , Making a New Lawn From Seed or Sod or a proper formulated aquatic planting compost. , Attracting Birds to the Garden When collecting soil , Outdoor Entertaining from the garden, , 5 Pieces of Equipment ers Can't Live Without ensure that it is weed-free and does not contain any other organic , Build a Rain Garden debris that may decompose and pollute the water. , Starting With Cuttings It should not be from land that has been recently dressed with artificial fertilizer as this is likely to be very soluble and leach out into the pond water, , How to Build a fall For Your Garden Pond thereby providing ideal conditions for the establishment of green water , Japanese Gardens - Basic Design Questions That Should Be Addressed discoloring algae.

Waterlilies and other aquatic plants , Outdoor Lighting Fixtures should always be fed using a slow release aquatic plant , Color in Flowers Arrangements fertilizer in either a tablet or sachet, which during the growing season , Constructing a Garden Path can be pushed into the compost , Brilliant Corners: House Plants and Your Health next to the plant. , Spurce Up Your Garden With Decorative Birdhouses Plant , Your Rose Garden ing waterlilies and marginal aquatics in the same manner as when potting other plants , Gardening as a Hobby into pots, , Selecting the Right Roses for Your Garden but ideally use proper aquatic planting baskets.

Although marginal plants , Beauty After life - s For Drying - Grasses will grow , Discover the Single Most Important Trick to Overwintering Pond Fish in traditional pots, , Attracting Birds to the Garden they will not prosper in the same way as when cultivated in planting baskets. Always plant , First Aid for a Dried Out Hanging Basket a single species or variety in one container. Never consider mixed plantings as these will end in a tangle with one species or variety almost certain to dominate. Once planted, top-dress the compost , Water Gardens in the baskets with fine gravel , Color in Flowers Arrangements to prevent fish , Making a New Lawn From Seed or Sod from stirring up the compost , Outdoor Entertaining in their search for aquatic insect larvae.

Submerged aquatics are planted in a similar fashion, except that many more are used in a container. The larger sized planting basket will accommodate ten or twelve bunches, for most submerged aquatic plants , Starting With Cuttings are sold as bunches of leafy cuttings fastened together with a lead strip. Be sure to bury the fastening in the compost , Budget For Your Garden when planting. If left above the surface of the soil, , Color in Flowers Arrangements the lead rots through the stems of the cuttings. These then detach and come floating to the surface of the water. , Gardens Top-dress the planted baskets with well-washed fine gravel. , Give your Seeds a Head Start - How to Start Your Seeds Indoor
Philip Swindells - EzineArticles Expert Author
Philip Swindells has over 40 years gardening , 5 Pieces of Equipment Gardeners Can't Live Without experience. A former botanical garden , Bonsai Trees curator and an international horticultural consultant, he has worked extensively in the UK, North America, the Middle East and Australia. The Author of more than 50 gardening , Organic books, he has been awarded a Quill and Trowel Award by the Garden , Water s Writers' Association of America. He is also a former UK Garden , Five Quick Tips to Get Your Kids ing Writer of the Year. He is currently editor of http://www.internationalwatergardener.com.

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