Fill a few smaller wholesale plastic nursery pots with aquatic plants if you don’t have enough space for a large container water garden. Because they are placed in container water gardens, these plants are more mysterious than traditional potted plants. Aquatic gardens have the distinct advantage of requiring very little maintenance. You no longer have to rely on your neighbors to water your gardens when you go on vacation or a business trip. To really delight the kids, add a sprouting ornament.
Container water gardens are inexpensive and easy to build. The small container water garden requires a plastic container that is 18 to 20 inches wide and at least 7 to 8 inches deep. Plants, clean kitty litter, small pebbles or pea gravel, clear plastic tubing, a spouting ornament, and a nylon stocking to cover the pump are also needed. To prevent kitty litter or other debris from being sucked into the pump, it must be covered. All of these items can be found at your local nursery or even online.
Plant it in two tiers to give your small container water garden depth. This allows you to plant aquatic lilies on the deep side of the container while planting shallow-water lilies on the opposite side. A partition must be placed between the two sides of the wholesale plastic nursery pot, which can be anything from a board to bricks.
To begin, if you’re using a sprouting ornament, drill a hole in the rim of the container and insert the ornament. The soil from the lilies or other deep-water aquatic plants should then be placed on the bottom of the pot. Then, pour in the kitty litter to create a floor for the plants. Pour pea gravel over the kitty litter to keep the garden and soil at the bottom of the container looking nice. Make sure to thoroughly rinse it before you add pea gravel to your garden.
After that, the pump should be placed in the wholesale plastic nursery pot. As previously stated, cover the pump with a nylon stocking to prevent kitty litter and pebbles from being sucked into it. Check the pump pressure ahead of time and make any adjustments that are required. Allow the water you intend to use to sit for a few days before using it. This allows the chlorine to dissipate and the temperature of your aquatic plants to stabilize. You’ll need two things at this point: a well-lit area and an electrical outlet for the pump. Place your small container water garden where you want it. Congratulations on successfully completing your first small container water garden.
Maintaining your container water garden is simple, as previously stated. From time to time, you may need to remove some algae or a dead leaf or two. The root systems of the plants will absorb the majority of the decaying matter, but if the water becomes murky, remove the plants and clean and rinse the container. If you do not have a screened-in area for your water garden, you will need to purchase a “Mosquito Dunk.” It is extremely inexpensive and will kill mosquito larvae during the summer. It has no negative effects on animals, humans, or plants.
Small container water gardens cannot support fish, but a few guppies or snails may help keep the container clean. You have it now. Water gardening in small containers is a straightforward and pleasurable project. Carry out your research, collect your materials, plant your container water garden, and then sit back and relax.