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Turn Your Backyard Into a Water Garden This Summer

Since we’re still relatively new into this year, why not spice up your back yard a little bit by turning it into a unique garden where you do not see often? Why not try your hands on water gardening instead.

Water Gardening, What Is It?

Most likely, when you ask advice and suggestions from your friends and family, you’ll be greeted with confused stares. Just let them know that water gardening is using water and plant to create a garden, or simply means having plants on top of the water. One of the simplest way to implement this is by having a pond at your backyard and plant on it.

One tip for beginners trying their hand on water gardening is to choose a medium sized pool instead going all out on a bigger pool at their first try. This is because you can easily remove it if you do not like it and it is cheaper to do so than having a big pond.

Do not that having a body of pool in your backyard will require some form of lining for the pool, much like a swimming pool. If you do not have it, no matter how much water you fill it up with it will flow back into your soil. You can easily get a liner from your local center.

One of the easiest way to start planting once you have a body of water is to plant water lilies, as they usually comes in a variety of color that makes for great display. Not to mention that they actually float and lets you enjoy the view.

That being said, remember that they are very delicate and can only live in warmer weathers, therefore it is perfect for summer gardening display, but not so much when winter comes.

One possible pest or insect that you might attract for your water garden especially during summer is mosquitoes, therefore you have to know how to effectively disperse them or handle them before they ruin your family.

Water lilies are just one example of plants that you can have with water gardening, researching online will gives you even more plant type and information to add to your garden!

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