Beautiful water lilies in full flower
coming home on a warm Summers' day and relaxing beside your pond. The peaceful oasis you created... the tranquil
scene enhanced, by your beautiful water lilies in FULL flower.
One of the secrets to beautiful flowering water lilies is slow release fertiliser.
lilies, like all pond plants, are heavy
feeders. To get the best results from
your pond, it is important to provide them with a good source of
nutrients. Aquatic plants will be happy
with almost any fertiliser at all. At Oz
Watergardens, we have developed our own Australian made and owned brand of slow release fertiliser tablets for pond
plants, to help stimulate beautiful flowering, lush green foliage and improve
Why we use slow release fertiliser
tablets rather than organic fertilisers?
As Australia's largest producer of waterlilies and
ornamental pond plants, we have commercially tested many products. Manures and composts can be used successfully
in a pond. However, if we compare them
all in a commercial application on the hundreds of thousands of pond plants
that we produceâ€¦the problems and limitations become more apparent.
How do you accurately measure how much to applyâ€¦.How
big is a handful?
How old is aged compost or manure before it is safe
How do you minimise the nutrients from leaching into
the pond waterâ€¦.creating a murky pea-soup green pond?
How do you add fertiliser to an established pond plant?
Watergardens Pond Plant Fertiliser Tablets are a slow release fertiliser, which when applied
according to the instructions, provides a complete range of essential nutrients
and trace elements to the roots of pond plants.
the slow release fertiliser tablets over organic
fertilisers as the tablets provide consistent performance and easy application
of an accurate measured dose. It is also the only Australian made and owned
slow release fertiliser brand from someone that
actually grows water plants commercially.
We don't just sell it, we use it!!
When should I feed my water plants?
Repotting or dividing
repotting or dividing your water plants, it is an ideal time to add the slow release fertiliser.
Slow release fertiliser
should be added to your pond plants in Spring, as the new growth starts to show
in your pond plants (see Spring maintenance).
the application over the Summer months, to stimulate new flowers and encourage
lush growth (see Summer maintenance).
How to reduce
the risk of murky green pond water when feeding your pond plants?
It is important to apply any slow release fertiliser or organic fertiliser directly
into the soil of the water plant. We
recommend removing the plant from the pond.
Then, using the end of a broom stick, push into the soil next to the plant, so that you create a hole. Push the fertiliser into the hole and then
cover over with the soil. Gently lower
the plant back into your pond. By doing
this, you are placing the fertiliser nutrients directly near the plant roots
and minimising leaching into the water where it becomes available to algae
or could be potentially harmful to fish.
Fish and frog friendly
We use the Oz Watergardens Pond
Plant Fertiliser Tablets for most of our water plant production. We have fish in most ponds and have counted
up to 7 species of frogs in our nursery.
We have never had a problem and (if used at the recommended rates)
believe it to be safe for all pond plants and aquatic organisms.
(Please note, that no fertiliser
producer, whether chemical or organic, will ever endorse their product to be
100% safe for use under all circumstances in an aquatic environment).
We guarantee our slow release fertiliser tablets will improve the
performance of your pond plants!
our Oz Watergardens Pond Plant Fertiliser Tablets a fair try. If you don't agree that it has helped your
plants and improved their growth, contact us to send back the
remainder of the packet for a full refund.