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Aquatic Plant Essentials: Choosing The Right Plants For Your Pond

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Got pond plants? You should! They not only beautify your pond but play a vital role in keeping it healthy. But with so many to choose from, how do you know which will suit your pond best?

Depending on your personal preferences and what you want to achieve, you’ve got plenty of options. Today we’ve collected six of our popular blog posts on the topic of aquatic plants to help you learn more about these beauties, what benefits they have, and how to choose.

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The Role Of Plants In A Water Garden

It’s always a good idea to start with the basics. Before you choose plants for your pond or water garden, it’s helpful to understand the different types of plants you can choose.

Start here for a quick primer on the difference between the main categories of aquatic plants – marginals, floaters, and submerged plants – and why they’re important.

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How To Choose Aquatic Plants For Your Pond And Water Garden

Now that you know the role that plants play in a healthy pond ecosystem, it’s time to think about yours.

This will get you thinking beyond the basics to how color, height, and other plant characteristics will suit your pond size and style.

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5 Things To Consider When Choosing Aquatics

You should be feeling pretty smart about pond plants by now! But wait… there’s more.

Planting a pond is different than planting a flower bed. There are different types of plants depending on whether they’re along the edge, floating on the surface, or submerged beneath. And they all play different roles. Get the scoop on a few more things you should know about these aquatic beauties.

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Every color under the sun is available to beautify your pond.

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The Best Pond Plants For Your Aquatic Garden

Ready to get into the nitty gritty of plants? Now that you know why you need plants (besides the fact that they’re gorgeous!) let’s talk about some that you won’t want to be without.

These are a couple of aquatic plants that are beloved for the beauty and charm they add to a pond, as well as for their ability to keep it healthy all season.

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Best Pond Plants For Healthy Water And A Gorgeous Season

If you can’t get enough of pond plants, you’re in luck. We’ve collected a batch of additional plants that add beauty and contribute value to your pond ecosystem.

Whether your pond is large or small, there’s bound to be something on this list that will catch your eye.

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Large or small, all ponds need love… and plants.

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11 Aquatic Plants That Are Perfect For Small Ponds

Speaking of small ponds… there’s no doubt that some plants will work better than others. You may love the stately cardinal flower but if you’ve got a patio water garden, that’s going to look pretty strange.

Whether you have a small back yard (or front yard!) pond, or a container water garden with a goldfish or two, these plants will add just as much pizazz and give their all to keeping your water garden healthy.

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Do you feel like an expert in pond plants now? Are there any that speak to you? Whether you still have questions or you’re interested in pond beautification, our pond pros are here to help. And our Matawan showroom is stocked with all the plants you’ll need for a beautiful and healthy season.

Get ready for a gorgeous season!