Ideas and tips on water gardens

Water garden ideas

Many beautiful and unusual plants can be grown in a water garden, and creating such a garden is an adventure available to everyone. Almost any container capable of holding water is a potential pool, and there are water lilies small enough to live and flourish in a full-size wash container.

If a pool is well built, care is taken with seeding, and the right composting material and aquatic plants (aquatic plants) are chosen, water is easier to manage than grass. But without another feature in the garden is the margin between success and failure so delicately balanced. Great care is needed to maintain the balance between clear water and a well-managed pool on the one hand, and odor, silt, green water, and top-notch aquatic on the other.

Ideas for locating a water garden

The position of a water garden is very important, since water lilies and most aquatic ones adore the sun. The warmer the water, the more exuberant the growth and the greater the number of flowers. The best position for a pool, therefore, is outdoors, as much as possible.

Tree shelter or a hedge to the north or northeast of the water garden can break the force of the driving winds and greatly extend the blooming season, but be sure to build the pool some distance from the trees or the hedge, so that dead leaves do not fall into the pool and dirty the water. Alternatively, if your water garden is near trees or a hedge, you can spread wire nets over the pool surface during the few weeks of the fall of the leaves.

A very deep pool can be a disadvantage since the depth controls the temperature of the water, but the water should not be too shallow or it will freeze in winter. Fifteen to 18 inches of water on the plant crowns are shallow enough to induce free flowering and yet deep enough to protect the roots in winter. Rock garden pools are often only 1 foot or even shallower, and must be protected in bad weather, but such precautions are impractical for larger pools.

Water gardens are formal or informal, and must fit in with their surroundings. The formal water garden is usually the dominant feature of a garden, in a central position or perhaps the key point of an area to which all paths lead. It is regular in shape (a circle, square, oblong, or some geometric shape) and its outline is defined by a raised curb or a flat, paved edge. Fountains can be placed in the water garden, but, as a rule, running water is not desirable, especially if the water supply comes from a natural spring or a similar source, as it will constantly decrease the temperature and also destroy calm . what water lilies thrive.

Formal pools are best viewed in conventional settings and are not mixed with natural features like wild or rock gardens or alpine meadows. Keep the vegetation in them low, using water lilies and submerged and floating aquatic plants instead of marginal and swampy plants.

An informal group should not reveal its origin. Concrete or other material from which it is made can be concealed by keeping the outer edges below the level of the surrounding soil, and by skillful use of marginal plants – marginal swamps and marginal waters are used to bridge the gap between water and dry soil . Earth. The casual pool blends in with any natural setting and is therefore not the best type of pool for a formal rose garden or similar custom feature.

While the author of this article is now a full-time internet marketer enjoying the fruits of her yard work, she has also been working and training in the exercise and fitness industry for over 30 years, she is now putting that in her hands’ experience in this field of work to work for her in a different way: on the Internet, writing articles to offer help and advice to others.

 

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