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Planting the pond, step 1/2

Potting plants

  • The easiest way is to submerge your new plant into your pond, in a basket.
  • Choose a plant basket that is slightly larger than the basket the plant came in, fill with aquatic soil or mineral substrate (you can buy this ready mixed), make a hole in the substrate and insert the plant. 
    Please note that nutrient rich compost, peat or topsoil are not suitable for ponds.
  • Press the soil down around the plant and place a thin layer of coarse sand or pebbles on top to prevent the soil being washed away by the current.

Tip:

Pot the plants next to the pond as the planted baskets can be extremely heavy - especially if you have chosen large plants.

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