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How to plant Aquatic Plants

Aquatic plants are those which thrive living in water. They can bring a pond to life with their vibrant colours and will also help to create a wildlife habitat.

aquatic pond

Aquatic plants are best planted in mid-spring through to early summer when the water is starting to warm up.

To plant, you will need;

How to plant your aquatic plants

  • Line a mesh container (suitable for the size of the plant) with a netting of hessian sacking.
  • First, put on a pair of gloves and rework the Aquatic Planting & Potting Mix between your hands to break it up and half fill the container with the compost.

Westland Aquatic Planting & Potting Mix offers the ideal balance between soil, grit, nutrients and loam making it the perfect environment for healthy aquatic plants. 

westland aquatic compost lifestyle
  • Place the plant in the center, spreading out the roots.
  • Fill any gaps with more compost finishing 1cm from the top and firm in.
  • Top with a layer of horticulture grit to prevent the compost from escaping into water.
  • Submerge the container carefully allowing the water to slowly penetrate the compost, until the crown is 15-25cm below the surface of the water and leaves are floating on top of water.

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