What are the best pond plants?

What are the best pond plants?

We invite you to consider the following list of popular aquatic pond plants that make a welcome addition to any pond!

  • Horsetail Pond Plants. ...
  • Taro Pond Plants. ...
  • Cardinal Flower. ...
  • Water Lettuce. ...
  • Mosaic Plant. ...
  • Blue Iris. ...
  • Sweet Flag. ...
  • Waterlilies.

When should I clean my pond?

All ponds need regular maintenance to prevent them silting up and turning into bog gardens. Small ponds need a complete overhaul to remove debris every five years, while large ponds need thorough cleaning every 10 years.

How close can a pond be to your house?

10 feet

Should a pond be in the sun or shade?

Shade over part of the pond helps reduce problems with algae and is tolerated by many pond plants and animals. However, ponds with too much shade are not good for wildlife so ensure at least part of the pond is in full sun.

Where's the best place to put a pond?

Where to put a pond

  • Find a sunny position for your pond in order to attract the greatest variety of wildlife.
  • It's best to dig your pond away from trees and shrubs so the leaves don't swamp the water.
  • Amphibians love to head straight for the cover of long grass after a swim, so let it grow nearby.

Does pond increase property value?

Many people enjoy living near a body of water. Lutz noted that studies have found that in rural areas, a well-managed pond can increase property values five to 15 percent. ... But just like your lawn, ponds require maintenance and prudent planning.