Maintaining Your Pond Plants
Towards the end of spring, it is the time for some easy pond plant maintenance. Whether you are adding new plants into your pond or just need to re-pot existing plants, Zamzows has all of your pond plant needs.
For overall plant health and to keep your blooming plants looking good all season use PondCare’s Aquatic plant food tablets. Start feeding in the spring when the water temperature reaches 50ºF. Continue to feed plants once a month until the water temperature reaches 70ºF, and then feed twice a month.
Interested in buying new pond plants? Don’t forget a mesh basket to re-pot it. Make sure to use a pond specific potting mix like PondCare’s Aquatic Planting Media. This special mix won’t cloud pond water or leach any harmful residues into your pond.
When you are ready to re-pot your plants, soak your planting media in a bucket of water, put a small amount in the bottom of the pot with a few fertilizer tabs. Place another layer of media on top of the fertilizer followed by your pond plant.
If you are potting Water Lilies make sure to keep the tuber (the root) horizontal so they grow correctly. If you have fish in your pond it’s always a good idea to add a layer of gravel to the top of the pot. This will discourage your fish from uprooting your plants. Make sure to use clean gravel that is designed for pond or aquarium use.
Provide essential nutrients and trace elements needed by pond plants to ensure non-stop blooming. Tablets contain iron for lush, green growth and boron to promote flower formation. This will keep Water Lilies blooming all season long. It will stimulate lush foliage and beautiful blooms of all aquatic pond plants (hardy & tropical plants and marginal and bog plants).
Aquatic Planting Media is an aquatic plant soil comprised of a unique blend of natural minerals, including zeolite, which provides a clean, easy to use planting media for water gardeners. It is recommended for all potted aquatic plants, and will not change pH or color the pond water.