Tag Archives: submerged plants

a chill in the air…..

Woke up this morning with a chill in the air….gone for a few days are the 80 degree temps.  This is what we woke up to this morning. The leaves are even beginning to fall with the wind blowing.  I guess we all know what is in store for us for the next couple months. […]

Creating a Balance

Its essential to achieve a natural ecological balance in your pond.  We can achieve this naturally with a few key steps.   Adding submerged plants play an important role in achieving success by removing excessive nutrients in the water and provide oxygen during the day for fish and other aquatic creatures.  The most important role is removing […]

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.

Achieving Pond Nirvana – Six Plants For Your Pond

There are five different types of plants that you will want to add to your pond to provide beauty and help you achieve an ecological balance in your water garden.   Submerged Plants Submerged plants such as Anacharis, Vallisneria, Cabomba, Hornwort and Red Ludwigia remove nutrients from the water so algae can’t thrive. Submerged plants do […]

Anacharis

Anacharis (Elodea canadensis) is a submerged plant or oxygenator.  All ponds should have submerged plants to aid in maintaining clean and pure water. They help prevent algae growth.  Anacharis grows in sun and shade and can be in water 1-10 feet deep.  Each pond plant only spreads to about 12 inches.  Anacharis will often overwinter outdoors in […]