Water gardens, can be defined as an exterior landscape element primary purpose is to house and garden or landscaping. Water gardening is gardening that is concerned with growing plants adapted to ponds and fishes as pets.
Where is the best place to put or build a water garden.
-full sun area or at least half day sun area
-raise planter or hard to grow area or wet areas
-point of view
-compatibility counts—house, garden and yard
-safety of young children
How to calculate the water volume and water surface: water volume=length X width X depth X 7.5 (7.5 is roughly the number of gallons in a cubic foot of water), water surface= length X width.
Plant in the pond:
-floating plants such as water hyacinth, water lettuce, duckweed, water velvet
-water lilies: hardy water lily, tropical water lily, night blooming water lily, lotus
-marginal and bog plants.
Quick guide for water problem
-pea soup green: cause by algae-use algaefix and maintain the water with barley straws
-yellow color: decaying leaves-clean out all the leaves and use sludge-digesting bacteria
-reddish brown: silt build up-vacuum bottom and add silt-digesting bacteria
-milky white: bacterial bloom-leave it alone because it is still a new pond
-black: extensive pollution-completely drain and strip-clean pond.