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Best Plants for a Water Feature
Featured Pro: Eric Stromer Category: Home Improvement Time: 1:05
ERIC STROMER: Hey, I’m Eric Stromer. Here’s your GMC Trade Secret.
A water feature is not complete without abundant plant life. Now, there’s many different types to feature. Let’s talk about them.
These plants are called marginal plants. They grow in water from six to 12 inches deep. Now, what’s great about them is they’re a great transition plant to soften the edges between water and land.
Now, this is a type of oxygenator. Now, what this plant is great for is providing oxygen and infusing it into the water to keep plant life and animal life very, very healthy. Also it keeps algae blooms at bay.
Now, this type of plant here is called a surface floater. What’s great about these is they shade the water. They also prevent algae growth. They’re also some of the most beautiful plants for water.
Now, when creating a water feature, make sure to build in a lot of different depths to accommodate all these different types of plants.
Before selecting your plants, you may want to visit a local nursery to see them at different stages of their growth so you don’t overwhelm your pond with too much of a good thing.
If you keep all these things in mind, you’re going to end up with a beautiful water feature that gives you years of enjoyment.