Water features, fountains, and ponds are now a common part of landscape design and they do require some special maintenance if you’ve included aquatic plants in the design. Aquatic plants can function as additional filtration systems for improving water quality. They can supply food and shelter for fish while keeping algae at bay by using the nutrients that the algae would need to grow. And, they can keep water from overheating by providing necessary shade.
Without supplementation, deficiencies in certain plant nutrients can occur, just like with non-aquatic plants. This means your plants may experience slow growth, yellow leaves, or leaf loss. Plants consume large amounts of minerals and elements that can be difficult to access in a closed environment like a pond or water feature. We can supplement these missing nutrients through micronutrient fertilizer specially designed for aquatic pond plants.
Learn more about aquatic plants by calling us at 541-688-5987. We’re happy to answer your questions and provide estimates.