If the sights and sounds of a water garden capture your imagination but you’re not ready to take the plunge to install a full-size pond, create a container water garden. A miniature water garden fits easily on a porch, patio, or deck and provides an easy way to get your feet wet with maintaining a pond.
Your water garden location should be placed where it will receive 4 to 6 hours of sun each day. A little afternoon shade can help reduce water temperature fluctuations. Place the pond where you’ll enjoy it most. You’ll need to replenish the water level on occasion (due to evaporation), so placing the pond near a water source will simplify that task.
Decide what types of fish you would like for your pond, add living, darting color to your water garden with fish. At Greenstreet Gardens, you’ll find several kinds of fish, each guaranteed to dress your pond with lively hues. Goldfish are social creatures. Stock your pond with groups of six.
Water gardens should include several different types of plants to enhance a pond’s beauty and health. You’ll find each of the different types of water garden plants at Greenstreet Gardens. Use this guide to familiarize yourself with some of the options.