Why does this happen and how do I prevent it?
As with garden plants, pond plants can be frustrating to maintain and there are also several key areas to consider when trying to encourage lush plant growth (many of them being the same as garden plants):
- Light, plants need plenty of sun light to grow however making sure there is lots of sunlight for them, but not enough to cause algae problems can be tricky. Using floating plants and garden objects to create shade can be a great way of creating a good balance
- Maintain plants all year round, trimming back plants and removing dead leaves will encourage new growth
- Maintain planting baskets with the correct soil, ensuring there is space for rooting
- Regular feeding, ponds are very naturally rich in some macro nutrients however plants need very specific micro nutrients to properly flourish, especially plants like lilies. Using foods like Flora Boost will encourage plant growth and discourage algae.
What treatment should I use?