The difference between a water garden and a natural filtration pool
The natural filtration pool is an ecological pool that is a bathing place. It consists of several zones. The water is filtered as it passes through the biofilter by bacteria and substrates. This allows for both physical and biological water filtration.
The water garden consists of one or more ponds, rivers, waterfalls and fountains. It is aesthetically pleasing and includes a wide range of plants. It also has a filtration system but is not dedicated to swimming.
Aquatic plants for your water garden
There are three types of plants that can be used in a water garden. The choice of plants depends on your taste for different colours and shapes, but also on the depth of the water. Some plants will also serve to purify the water, which requires specialised guidance on the subject. Also, note that spring is the ideal time to install plants.
There are three types of plants to consider for water gardens: submerged plants, emergent plants and floating plants.
Submerged plants for your water garden
These aquatic plants can be placed at the bottom of the pond in special baskets. These containers make it easier to clean and maintain the water garden plants. The mineral elements in the pond water serve as food for the submerged plants.
Emergent plants for water gardens
With a filtering 'role', emergent plants also flower beautifully. They are planted in shallow areas of water gardens. The advantage of using a specialist is that the flowering period can be spread out from spring to autumn. Caltha palustris, for example, also known as water marigold, is one of the first plants to flower in spring and is very popular for water garden landscaping.
Floating plants in water gardens
Very easy to maintain, the purpose of floating plants is to create shade on the pond and to make hiding places for the fish. The biological balance of a pond is essential for the success of the water garden. In order to achieve this, the expert will advise you on the amount of water in the pond dedicated to plants.
How much does a water garden cost?
Although much less expensive than the natural filtration pool, the water garden requires an investment that depends on several criteria: surface area and volume of the pool, access to the future water garden, power of the pumps, and the surrounding landscaping.
In your water garden you can build a fountain, a waterfall, water jets, etc. Depending on the accessories you choose, the budget may increase.
The water garden will be used for plants and possibly fish in a second phase.
If you have any questions or would like to discuss your water garden project, please contact us.