7 Tips for Planting Your Pond

Plants beautify and improve the water quality of your pond. These planting tips will help you create the most beautiful pond ever!

Plants beautify and improve the water quality of your pond. These planting tips will help you create the most beautiful pond ever!

From colorful water lilies that dance on the pond’s surface to aquatic Forget-Me-Nots that hug the edges of your water garden, it’s the amazing pond plants that put the “garden” in “water garden.” You can apply many of the same tips and guidelines you use to create your terrestrial flower beds. Things like color, height, and planting conditions are things you’ll want to consider when it comes to naturalizing your pond with plants.

1. Create Interest with Variety.

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Random placement of plants with varying textures and colors will create more interest than using plants that have all the same growth habit or leaf shape.

2. Go Green.

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A soft, calming space is created by using different textures and shades of green foliage. The combination is effective on its own, but also looks great when accented only by white flowers. You can also play with color based on leaf selection alone since you’ll find aquatic foliage in a range of colors such as red, purple, yellow, and several variegated combinations.

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