Experts in Aquatic Plants in Northeast Ohio Pond Wiser 330-833-FROG

At Pond Wiser we are experts in aquatic plants. We can show you which aquatic plants will do best in Ohio’s extreme weather. We will work with you to develop a plan for aquatic plants in your pond or water garden feature. Many details are considered when helping you choose which aquatic plants to utilize in your pond or water feature. For over 25 years we have been creating stunning pondscapes and water features for our clients throughout Ohio. water garden

If you are supporting aquatic life such as fish, then you may want to have a mix of aquatic plants. This will depend and vary greatly on the type of fish and their successful habitat requirements. We will evaluate your existing pond or water feature and take the necessary steps to fix the current aquatic environment. If you are planning a new pond or water garden feature, then we can set the perfect environment ensuring success for both appearance and function to support any aquatic life.
Generally, aquatic plants are divided into four groups. These groups are the Algae, Floating Plants, Submerged Plants, and Emergent Plants. The following is a basic overview of each type of aquatic plant, and how to easily identify each one:

Algae are very primitive plants. Some algae are microscopic (planktonic algae), others are thin and stringy or hair-like (filamentous algae), while still others are large and resemble higher plants but without true roots (chara).

True Floating Plants are not attached to the bottom. Floating plants come in sizes from very small (duckweed) to over a foot in diameter (water hyacinth). Most have roots that hang in the water from the floating green portions.

Submerged Plants are rooted plants with most of their vegetative mass below the water surface, although some portions may be seen above the water. One discerning characteristic of submerged plants is their flaccid or soft stems, which is why they do not usually rise above the water’s surface.

Emergent Plants are rooted plants often along the shoreline that stand above the surface of the water (think cattails). The stems of emergent plants are somewhat stiff or firm.
It is important to identify all the aquatic plants inhabiting your pond or water feature. Some aquatic plants may be beneficial to local or migratory wildlife, and therefore, may need to be encouraged to grow more, or removed depending on your goals.

For a review of your existing pond or water feature, or help in planning a new one, call us today to get the process started!

Pick up the phone! Hop on over to 330-833-FROG

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