Positioning and placement are key for aquatic plants growing within a pond. Gord Nickel shows you how to arrange your aquatic
plants and set up a new pond in your garden.
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Gordon: We are back with Kevin from Seprial Water Products. Now, we got everything in put and place but maybe you can explain why you put them in a certain positions?
Kevin: Ideally, number one depth is very important with the aquatic plants, I have position to each of this plants that are still on there containers to approximately one to three inches, the top of he pot below the surface of he water.
Any particular order could be up to do the person are particular static taste but I generally group from high to low, from back to front.
We have got out parrot’s feather in a four round, which will grow and cascades over the edges the pot with time and we got our underwater oxygenating plants.
Little bit of surface coverage was also be achieve with plants such as salvinir or cat’s tongue and of course the well known water hyacinth. The hard part of the deal is done.
That has been fertilized in place. Now, we get to the fun part. We are release the fish and starting up our water.
Gordon: They even wanted to get over those plastic bags so while now.
Kevin: We must remember our water treatment product for c0ntainer this size approximately two teaspoons,
Works almost immediately, agitate the water a little bit. Our fish will be aqua mating floating in the bag so the temperatures in the bag adjusted to the temperature in the container, we gently release the fish. It is that simple.
The first the important part of this eco-system now go on to produce fertilizers for the plants and also within the mosquito laver and any other types of pest insects that may wind up into the pond.
Gordon: Now we have a pumping here. What about water circulation do you need it?
Kevin: Circulation is vital for a pond or container this size filtration not necessary so, the plants will in essence become living filters. The underwater plants and the decorative plants we place and the pre-filter that comes along with the pump also do some biological filtration for this more that enough.
Gordon: Can we plug this one in?
Gordon: The finishing touch, (Laughing)
It works perfect. Well Kevin, I appreciate all your information, I really do.
Gord Nickel has been a professional horticulturalist for almost 30 years. Taken from his popular TV show, Gord, who has been working in gardens since he was 15 years old, teaches easy, fun gardening skills.