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Fall & Winter Care of Submerged Plants

As long as the submerged plants are below the ice, they will usually survive the winter in most zones. Any part of the plant that is allowed to freeze will turn to mush and add unwanted debris to the pond. It is wise to cut these plants back.


Hornwort (Ceratophyllum demersum), a submerged water plant  helps fight against green water, the one thing alot of pondkeepers may tend to fight.  They are important to water quality and water clarity.  They help to filter out the unwanted nutrients and add the important oxygen to the pond water during the day.  Hornwort is one of […]