AQUATIC POND PLANTS
Aquatic Plants are Mother Nature’s true filters. Plants are great for adding character to a Macomb & Oakland, Michigan (MI) area pond by providing color and texture, but from a filtration perspective, they’re second to none. Thriving from the excess nutrients in a pond and depriving algae of its food source, the aquatic plants in a water garden, given proper coverage, are critical for the overall health of the ecosystem.
In the pond/water features context, a Macomb & Oakland, Michigan (MI) pond without aquatic plants is…
– without sufficient oxygen
– without happy and healthy fish
– without aerobic (good) bacteria
– without the ability to break down waste products
– without naturally crystal clear water
– the ability to inhibit algae growth, and
– that most resembles a pot of green pea soup
Advice for using Aquatic Plants in your Pond and Stream
In the big picture, aquatic plants are a necessary and essential part of a naturally balanced aquatic ecosystem. If plants are excluded from a water garden the entire ecosystem is thrown out of whack. Plants use the excess nutrients in the pond to grow, thereby stealing them from the algae, essentially preventing it from growing.
In the pond/water features context, a pond without plants is…
- A pond without sufficient oxygen
- A pond without happy and healthy fish
- A pond without aerobic (good) bacteria
- A pond without the ability to break down waste products
- A pond without naturally crystal clear water
- A pond without the ability to inhibit algae growth, and
- A pond that most resembles a pot of green pea soup
(1) INCLUDE A MINIMUM NUMBER OF PLANTS FOR YOUR POND.
(2) USE PLANTS TO NATURALLY FILTER THE WATER IN YOUR POND.
(3) PRUNE PLANTS TO KEEP THEM FROM OVERTAKING THE POND.
(4) ADD MARGINAL PLANTS FOR A NATURAL LOOK.
OUR SERVICE AREAS INCLUDE MACOMB & OAKLAND COUNTY MICHIGAN AND SURROUNDING AREAS.
Macomb County Service Areas
Armada, Center Line, Clinton Township,Eastpointe,Fraser, Harrison Township, Macomb,Macomb County, Mount Clemens, New Baltimore, New Haven, Ray,Richmond, Romeo, Roseville, Saint Clair,Shores, Sterling Heights, Utica, Warren, Washington,Chesterfield
St Clair County Service Areas
Algonac, Capac, Marine City, Memphis, St Clair County,Port Huron, Saint Clair
Wayne County Service Areas
Grosse Pointe, Grosse Pointe Shores, Grosse Pointe Farms, Grosse Pointe Woods, Grosse Pointe,Bellview,Harper Woods, Wayne County, Northville Plymouth
Oakland County Service Areas
Auburn, Hills, Berkley, Birmingham,
Bloofield Hills, Clarkston, Clawson, Commerce Township, Davisburg, Drayton Plains, Farmington,Ferndale, Frankin, Hazel Park, Highland, Holly,Huntington Woods, Keego Harbor, Lake Orion, Lakeville,Leonard, Madison Heights, Milford, New Hudson, Novi,Oak Park, Oakland, Oakland County, Orionville, Oxford,Pleasant Ridge, Pontiac, Rochester, Royal Oak, South Lyon, Southfield, Troy, Union Lake, Walled Lake,Waterford, West Bloomfield, White Lake, Wixom