How to Care for a Water Garden

Caring for a Water Garden

Keeping a water garden tidy helps keep it healthy.

Keeping a water garden attractive and healthy is surprisingly easy. The following tips will help.

  • Occasionally remove plants to prune away dead or dying leaves. While you're at it, insert fertilizer tablets, about one per five quarts, into their containers.
  • Remove any dead leaves and other organic material that has accumulated on the pool bottom.
  • An occasional spray with a hose will knock any aphids that have developed on plant leaves into the water where fish will eat them.
  • Clean the filter occasionally according to the manufacturer's instructions.
  • Add water as necessary to maintain the proper water level.

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