Aquatic Pond Plant Ideas For Rochester, NY
During the first year of planting waterlilies, the spread of the lily leaves only covers a small portion of your backyard pond. The second year, you’ll notice there are more leaves, they are larger, and there are many flowers. The third or fourth year, you start noticing that the leaves are a little smaller and maybe there are a few less flowers. Another sign that it’s time to divide the waterlily, is when you try to fertilize theplants but can’t because the pot it’s too crowded.
Dividing water lilies is simple and best done in the spring when the plant is coming out of dormancy and just beginning to grow – when you see the first small leaves reaching the surface. Acorn Ponds & Waterfalls can perform this task while do your spring pond cleaning service. To divide the water lily, take the pot out of the pond and dump the contents onto a sturdy work surface.
If you must divide in season, a good way around a full-blown division is to just cut some of the tubers from the pot, fill the holes with soil, fertilize, and cover with rocks.
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To re-pot a potted waterlily into a larger pot, remove the waterlily from the original pot, and place it into the new pot. Add enough soil to fill the pot, and fertilize according to label instructions. Cover the soil with gravel larger than the mouths of the fish in the pond to keep them from rooting in the soil.
To pot a newly-divided or bare root waterlily, first fill 2/3 of the pot up with Aquascape Aquatic Planting Media or nutrient rich topsoil. Make a hole for the water lily tuber close to the edge of the pot. Place the water lily tuber with the cut end next to the edge of the pot so the growth tip of the tuber has room to grow across the pot. Place a fertilizer tablet in front of the growth tip of each tuber. As a rule of thumb, place up to three tubers in an 8 to 10 inch pot and up to five tubers in a 16-inch pot. Water lilies should be divided after two full growing seasons or sooner if warranted.
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