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8 Benefits of having floating plants on your garden pond.

Updated: Jun 28, 2023

If you have been thinking about having floating plants on your garden pond then you might like to know the benefits they will bring.

There are several benefits of having floating plants on a garden pond, including:

  1. Visual Appeal: Floating plants can add an attractive touch to your pond. They come in different colours, textures, and sizes, which can create a beautiful contrast against the water and add visual interest.

  2. Shade and Cooling: Floating plants can provide shade to the pond, reducing the water temperature and keeping it cooler during hot weather. This can be beneficial for fish and other aquatic life that prefer cooler temperatures.

  3. Oxygenation: Like all plants, floating plants produce oxygen through photosynthesis. They release oxygen into the water, which is essential for fish and other aquatic creatures to breathe.

  4. Algae Control: Floating plants can help control algae growth by competing with it for nutrients and shading the water, which limits the amount of sunlight that reaches the algae.

  5. Natural Filtration: Floating plants can act as a natural filter, absorbing nutrients from the water that might otherwise encourage algae growth. This can help keep the pond water clear and healthy.

  6. Habitat for Wildlife: Floating plants can provide habitat for a range of wildlife, including insects, amphibians, and small fish. This can help to create a balanced and thriving ecosystem in your pond.

  7. Natural Mosquito Control: Some floating plants, such as water hyacinth and mosquito fern, have natural mosquito-repelling properties. They release compounds that deter mosquitoes from laying their eggs on the water's surface, which can help to reduce the mosquito population in and around the pond.

  8. Low Maintenance: Floating plants are generally low maintenance and require minimal care compared to other types of aquatic plants. They do not need to be planted, fertilised, or pruned, and they can be easily removed or trimmed back if they become too abundant.

Floating plants are available to purchase in store from March through to the end of August. Our stock will fluctuate daily, with us receiving deliveries every week. If you need items posting please contact the store directly.

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