What Can I Use Instead of a Pond Liner?

Landscaping Pond

If you are reading this article then you have decided to try landscaping your backyard with a pond. You are probably curious as to what kind of plant life will grow in your landscaped pond. In the example below I am going to explain what type of plants will grow best in a pond liner.

So, what can I use instead of a pond liner? If you want to have the best landscaping in your yard, then you should be using the right kind of plants. Here are the two options I would suggest:

Floating plants – These are easy to maintain and will look good as well as being healthy near the lake’s edge. They will be exposed to fresh water all year long and they do not need to be hydrated. You can add rocks to them to keep them floating.

Cuttings – These are the best of both worlds, as they are very easy to maintain and are less invasive than floating plants. However, they need to be pruned or they will grow too large and compete with the other plants for light. Also, be aware that they may become a nuisance to neighbors.

Where should you put floating plants? It is best if they are not too close to the edge of the pond and there is a lake edge nearby.

Cuttings are a better choice when it comes to keeping the pond area clean and sanitary. Using aquatic plants to prevent weeds is a good idea.

There are some plants that will do well in a landscaped pond and some that will not provide good plant growth. The most common types of plants are evergreens, ferns, and blue spruce. These types of plants should be inthe plants you select for the pond to make them thrive.

Examples of tropical plants that do well in a landscaped pond are: sunflowers, water lilies, and buttons. They should be near the edges of the pond. If the land around the lake is used for vegetable plots, then you should keep your ferns to the back of the pond. Never add to much rainwater to these plants, as they will die.

Try to avoid using tropical plants in a landscaped pond. They will bring color and look nice, but they can do more harm than good.

Look at the depth of the pond before adding any new plants. If you do not do this, you will find out how hard it is to get the plants into the pond and it will take more time. It is best to make a chart of the distance from the edges of the pond to the plants to help you decide what plant will be the best choice.

Landscaping pond will be easy if you follow the basics. As long as you keep the edges of the pond clear of weeds and are consistent with watering and fertilizing you will be successful.

The first thing that I would do is use the fountain to attract water lilies and cascara. Then, you can add tropical plants like palm trees, banana trees, water lilies, as well as sugar cactus and black beans. Remember to use mulch and keep the pond well manicured, so that you will be able to enjoy it year round.