Friday, June 27, 2014

Home Grown: Planning a Water Garden

Before adding a water garden to your landscape, sit down and have a long talk with yourself.

Ask yourself why you want a water garden: Do you want goldfish or koi? Or do you just want a water garden with plants and no fish? Do you want to hear the water rushing?

Fish dine on mosquitoes and adding a few fish to a water garden wil keep the mosquito larvae population down. It's a misconception that water gardens bring in more mosquitos, because the water is moving and the fish are dining.

Select a site you can enjoy from outside and inside your home. It should be elevated to avoid runoff into your pond. Runoff can introduce sediments, fertilizers and pesticides.

Continued at... Planning a Water Garden

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