A pond in the garden can be a true jewel. The pond plants play an important role in this. They add a green element to the whole. In spring and summer, the flowers add color to the garden and pond. The plants also provide shelter for many insects, aquatic animals, and amphibians such as frogs and salamanders.
You can place the pond plants directly on the bottom or in baskets on the bottom. The advantage of using baskets is that the pond plants cannot proliferate. This also makes it easier to remove and maintain the plants.
Pond plants ensure a clear pond
Besides the fact that the plants provide a natural look to the pond, they also have a useful function. The leaves of the plants provide some shade in the water. Nutrients ensure the growth of plants. Because the plants provide some shade and extract nutrients from the water, algae have less chance to grow.
Types of pond plants
The plants for the pond are divided into different types, each of which has its own application:
- Floating plants (provide some shade in the water
- Bank plants/marsh plants (create the transition from bank to water)
- Underwater plants
- Water lilies (the flowers of the water lily form the crown on the pond)
- Oxygen plants (provide sufficient oxygen for the animals in the water)
Buying Pond Plants
You can buy pond plants in different places. Usually, garden centers are richly stocked with a large assortment. The choice of plants is also large online. It is important that you first investigate how and where you want to place a plant.
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