Aquatic pond plants not only add beauty and color to backyard
ponds and ornamental water gardens but are responsible for
supplying valuable oxygen for aquatic pond life, including koi,
goldfish, toads, snails etc. Pond plants provide shade from the
midday sun for fish and other pond life and provide natural
filtration, which helps to keep your pond water clean. In fact many
pond keepers utilize pond plants for biological filtration (bog
filter). If maintained correctly peat bog filters will control the
levels of toxic ammonia, nitrites and nitrates. Like any living
organism pond plants require food, in order to grow and flourish.
Many garden ponds lack essential nutrients that pond plants needs
for lush growth and flowering. The soils used to grow aquatic
plants are frequently low in essential nutrients.
The micro nutrients found in pond plant food and aquatic plant
fertilizers will help to develop lush foliage, encourage beautiful
blooms and speed up growth and development. Water lilies will
particularly benefit from waterlily fertilizer tablets or water
lily liquid plant food.
Aquatic plants, just like terrestial plants, require nutrients
to promote healthy growth and flower/seed production. Many
water gardens & pond are over stocked with fish so extra
fertilization is not necessary. But, if your fish levels are
low to medium, there might not be enough nutrients available for
optimal growth & health of your plants. That is where
supplimental feeding is important. Many kinds of aquatic
plants require additional fertilizer to keep blooming through out
the season. TJB-INC carries several
different brands of Plant Fertilizer for you to choose from.
Pictures below illustrate how to
insert fertilizer tablets into a root ball of an aquatic