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Why Should You Have Pond Plants in Your Garden?

When looking to buy pond plants for your garden, there is one main question you must ask yourself: what kind of pond plants do I want? There are so many to choose from that making sure you get the pond plants you and your pond need is vital. However, with our decades of expertise, Lilies Water Gardens will aid you in your search of the perfect pond plants for your garden.

If you would like to learn more about our range of pond plants, or why you should have pond plants in your garden, then call today on 01306 631064, or get in touch with us through our contact form to speak to one of our experts.

Why should I have pond plants in my garden?

The simple answer is: because pond plants are vital to the health of your pond. Not only do they look beautiful, but they play an essential part in maintaining the health of the water and its inhabitants. They also attract wildlife to your pond, helping your garden to become an oasis for animals of all shapes and sizes.

Pond plants absorb nutrients from your pond that would normally help algae grow, meaning that this stops blanket weed growing in the water. They offer fish in your pond excellent shelter and help to oxygenate the water.

There are several different types of pond plants, each one doing something beneficial for your pond:

How do I know which pond plants will work for my garden?

When choosing pond plants it's important to know which will work best for your pond and your garden as a whole; both in colour and shape, and type. 

Bog Plants

Bog plants are ideal for the edges of your pond where the ground is damp, but not waterlogged. They come in a variety of colours and are also used to spruce up your pond's border.

Marginal Pond Plants

Ideal for shading pool margins where algae may grow in the warm, shallow water, and looking beautiful with interesting flowers and foliage, Marginal pond plants often add a little colour to the outlines of ponds.

Lilies and Deep Water Plants

Both Waterlilies and Deep Water plants are best suited to medium or larger ponds where the water is at least 60cm (2 foot) deep. Waterlilies provide excellent shade for pond life and will help to keep your pond water filtrered and clear.

Oxygenating Plants

Oxygenating pond plants are submerged under the water and assimilate nutrients from the water through their leaves to then release oxygen into your pond. They are extremely important in keeping your pond clean and its inhabitants healthy and happy.

Floating Pond Plants

Free Floating pond plants are ideal for providing valuable cover and protection for wildlife and fish in your pond. They also cut down on sunlight which helps stop issues with green water and blanket weed.

So, which pond plants should I buy?

When it comes to buying pond plants, it's important to think about the health of your pond as well as whether you have any pond life, or want to attract wildlife to your garden. We recommend that at least two thirds of your pond should be covered in floating, submerged or oxygenating plants; the rest should be added as you see fit. Improve the looks of your borders and the surface of your pond, and add plants to help keep algae and blanket weed out of the water.

At Lilies Water Gardens, we offer a wide selection of pond plants for our customers to add to their gardens. We only sell the very best plants and always recommend purchasing a range of pond plants to improve the health of your pond.

To find out more about our large selection of pond plants, then call us today on 01306 631064, or visit our contact page to send us a message. Register today and buy pond plants from Lilies Water Garden to truly spruce up your outdoor space.

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