Monthly Archives: November 2010
|November 25, 2010||Posted by alaine under fish pond, how-to, lawn and garden|
Over the summer I got a new bigger pond. Jason did most of the work. But I got some neat plants and brick to put in and around it. I got some really cool floating hyacinths. The roots look like a feather duster and it helps keep the pond clean. NO more green pond for me. They also have pretty purple flowers most of the summer.
I also added some Hornwort. This is a fern-like plant that sinks to the bottom. It serves the same purpose and keeps your pond clean but also gives the fish a place to lay eggs. In the winter months the hornwort will keep oxygen in the water and not only help feed your fish but keep them warmer. Of course if you have a plant that needs help floating I made a floating pond basket. It lets you float any plant or even artificial flowers in the pond. It’s also great if you don’t have a pond shelf to sit shallow pond plants on. I also added a few snails. My goal was to cut down on the algae. My pond was clean and clear all summer.