Choosing the plants to place in your pond can be an exciting task, but it can also be overwhelming. Plants come in a variety of shapes and sizes and with various benefits. There are floating plants, bog plants, emergent plants and submerged plants that can all contribute to the health of your pond ecosystem. Here are some of the most popular plants you can add for beauty and diversity in your pond environment.

Water Hyacinth

The water hyacinth is a floating pond plant known for its beautiful purple flowers. They bloom throughout the summer and are easy to grow. It is sometimes considered invasive because of the fast growth, but you can handle this problem by thinning out the plants regularly. Thorough aeration with a lake fountain pump is essential to maintain healthy levels of oxygen for the plants and animals in your pond.

Water Lettuce

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 Instead of using a traditional garden style, edible landscaping is the method of putting edible plants into your landscape. This has two primary benefits. First and foremost, edible landscaping saves space: instead of using up part of your yard to grow these edible plants, you are combining them with your landscape into a single, accessible space.

The second benefit is that it not only makes your landscape aesthetically pleasing, but also allows you to grow your own food. And you don’t have to make your edible landscape 100{9cee231af4442b6aea73d6ab676325b3161b84c5f43230a6f869604305edf9eb} edible. If you want, you can base your edible landscape upon any percentage of your edible plants.

Edible Landscaping: How Far Do You Go?

You could make your landscape entirely edible, or maybe you’ll only include one berry bush. Edible landscaping has been around since as early as ancient Persia, and has been used consistently since then, even in medieval gardens and … Read More