How to Plant a Container Water Garden
Add a water feature in a pot for your small garden.
- water plants
- fine-meshed plastic pond baskets or aquatic bags
- aquatic compos
- pea gravel
- bricks (optional)
Step 1: Choose Aquatic Baskets or Bags That Fit Size of Plants When Mature
Place a layer of aquatic compost in the bottom of each bag or basket.
Step 2: Insert Plants, Fill Around Root Balls With Compost
Gently pat down the compost. If you are planting oxygenators, use a pencil to make holes in the compost, insert the stems, and firm down.
Step 3: Cover Surface With Layer of Pea Gravel
This will help prevent soil from floating out of the bag or basket and muddying the water.
Step 4: Place Plants in Container
Stand them on bricks if they are not at the correct level when sitting on the bottom. Slowly fill the container with water.