Creative use of pond plants helps supplement pond filtration and nutrient reduction in your pond. Desirable pond plants and green algae both compete for nitrate, phosphorus, and other minor nutrients in the water. Without competition, algae will prosper until the nutrient load is consumed.
Establishing select flowering aquatic plants along the shoreline (littoral zone) will provide habitat and nutrient reduction to improve water quality.
Floating plants like water lilies are fantastic. As lilies mature, they produce a green canopy above the surface of the water to provide fish with shade and frogs a place to work on their tan. Who can resist the color and sparkle lilies bring to a pond? We love the magnificent blooms (pictured) here at Willow Pond Aqua Farms.