All gardening requires a degree of on-going maintenance. Installing a water garden does not necessarily mean endless hours of work per week.
- Choose an area on your property that receives at least six hours of direct sunlight per day if you intend on having flowering aquatic plants.
- Be sure the site is level and not at the lowest part of the garden where runoff (especially lawn fertilizer) will upset the delicate, natural balance. You can read our pond building guide for more details.
- There are two ways to combat algae and permanent green, smelly water: use plants/fish or a biological/mechanical filter.