Playing a vital role in any pond, aquatic plants create a natural setting while providing shade and shelter for a wide variety of creatures including frogs, fish and dragonflies. Planting various aquatic plants will also help maintain clear water and reduce pond maintenance.Read more
In a healthy pond, 60% of the surface area should be covered with plants.
More than just ornamental features, aquatic plants help filter pond water, provide oxygen to the pond and help prevent overheating. Plants also provide a more natural stress free environment for fish and are ready food supply.
Like the rest of your garden, begin planting your aquatic in the spring as the water temperatures begin to rise. Always remember to fertilise plants at the start of each season, slow release fertiliser spikes work all season long.
A successful pond will include a full range and variety of complementary plants. A large assortment of oxygenating, floating, marginal and deep water plants will help achieve a natural balance for you pond. To learn more how these plants will enhance your pond take a look at our planting guide.