Pond Plants Need Feeding Too!
Nearly all plants require nutrients in the form of nitrate, phosphate and co2 in order to grow, flourish and produce flowers. The majority take what they need from the soil they grow in, and some plants have even adapted to being carnivorous in order to survive. Pond plants are no exception when it comes to feeding requirements. In their natural habitat, they get all they require from sediment sludge that has built up over a number of years, and this sludge is made up of rotting vegetation, dead fish, insects and other pond life, and also excrement from fish, ducks and other creatures. If you have ever cleaned out your pond after a number of years and scooped out that black foul smelling sludge, you will know what I mean !, but pond plants need it, thrive on it and love it.
It is not always possible to create this established nutrient rich environment as it takes time and patience, as it could take many years. Whether you have constructed a fiberglass or lined pond, or a natural clay bottomed lake, all the plants you introduce, will require nutrients and minerals to feed them in order to grow successfully. Please see our small range of aquatic plant foods.
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