3 Reasons to Include Aquatic Plants in Your Backyard Pond

While the main part of your backyard pond is the water, most pond owners want a water garden filled with aquatic plants and even fish. In this post, we will look at three of the reasons it’s a good idea to make aquatic plants a part of your backyard pond.

Aquatic plants are beautiful. Adding dimension, beauty, and color to your backyard pond, aquatic plants are available in a variety of species, including water lilies, water lotus, water poppies, taro, horseshoe, and many more. It’s a good idea to get a range of plants that provide visual appeal in unique ways from floating in the water to growing along your pond’s edge.

Aquatic plants provide covering and shelter for your koi and other fish. An important function of aquatic plants in your backyard pond is the fact that they provide shade from the sun and shelter for your fish. Shelter is particularly important for fish who could be eaten by birds or that need a safe place to spawn.

Aquatic plants are an integral part of balancing your pond’s ecosystem. Aquatic plants provide natural filtration to your backyard pond, removing dangerous nitrates and other chemicals. When given proper coverage, aquatic plants thrive from the excess nutrients in your pond’s ecosystem and deprive algae of its food source. Because of this, aquatic plants are critical for the overall health of your backyard pond’s ecosystem.

At Great Lakes Pondscapes, we carry a wide range of aquatic plants that will not only make your backyard pond more beautiful, but also provide needed, natural filtration and cover for fish and other wildlife. If you have any questions about what types of aquatic plants are right for your backyard pond, do not hesitate to contact us today!