Project Benefits
  • Water supply reliability
    for agricultural and
    municipal uses
  • Sustainability of region’s agricultural operations
  • Development of
    clean energy
  • Flood control
  • Recreation
  • Economic (jobs; recreation-based tourism)

Plants to Include and Not To Include

Creating your water garden is the busiest thing that you undergo but it is also one of the happiest because you get to personalize your yard and that you will be able to gain more information about gardening than you think you could ever get. When making this garden and you are planning to put plants in it, you should be able to know which plants to include and not to include.

Here are some Water Garden Tips that will help you in choosing which plants you should include in your water garden or pond:

  • Water Lilies

Water lilies are very beautiful flowers to put in your water garden. They come din different colors and the more you have those different colors the more will your garden look vibrant and lively. Maintaining one theme color is also beautiful because it shows consistency, elegance and grandeur. These flowers are remarkable especially when you have them when they are still closed. They usually bloom very beautifully, adding a focal point to your water garden.

  • Corals

If you want your water garden to be inspired from the ocean and sea then adding corals to it would look more appealing and convincing that you are really planning to have an ocean or sea look in your garden. These corals may also be used as habitat for the fishes that you have placed in the water garden.

  • Pondweed

This plant will add a dramatic effect to your water garden or pond. The pondweed is usually what keeps the pond looking natural and real even if it was man-made. Anyhow, the pondweed is also helpful as source of food to your fishes and as protection of any fallen branches to your pond. This plant prevents things from falling down and deeper into your water garden or pond.

  • Mosquito Fern

This plant helps prevent the mosquitoes from getting near your pond, which might lay eggs on it. The roots of this plant are not attached to any soil. This simply floats beautifully.

  • Water Lettuce

This is also called Pistia stratiotes. This plant has interesting leaves. Its leaves do not get wet easily even if you have already placed this plant on a pond or water garden. This plant looks so magical and beautiful. Adding this will definitely amaze visitors and friends who will come over to your house and take a look at your garden.

There are still more aquatic plants you can find online and in books or magazines. This should not be difficult for you in your planting activity. Now that you know which plants to be included in your water garden or pond, surely you will not encounter any problems in choosing which plant should go with it. Have fun in shopping for aquatic plants. These Water Garden Tips are helpful and useful in the areas of selecting the proper plants to use in your water garden.