Suppose you think that a pool is only possible on a large lot and think again! You can easily set up a water garden in a small space, even on the terrace or balcony. You have to create a mini potted pond with specific vegetation. Here are our tips and tricks to achieve it.
Create a mini potted pond on the terrace or balcony
Whether on the terrace or a small balcony, you can set up a mini plant basin. To do this, you will need a waterproof pot of at least 20 to 30 liters. Fill the container with unique soil for aquatic plants about 20 cm thick. Is your pot pierced? Don’t panic; you have to cover it with a special basin tarpaulin inside.
Regarding watering, be careful to add water regularly to compensate for evaporation, but gently so as not to raise the soil. Also, be careful not to immerse the plants or their leaves. Otherwise, they will rot. Generally, aquatic or semi-aquatic plants require fortnightly watering and less generous in the fall.
Aesthetic and easy to maintain aquatic plants
Aquatic plants thrive in ponds and ponds, but they will find their place correctly in pots or a planter. Bet on exotic varieties whose foliage can reach several meters high such as Japanese horsetail (visually quite similar to bamboo), this (very decorative with their devised leaf loins and purple flowers) or Egyptian papyrus for the note. Graphic. These last two plants are straightforward to grow and will give a zen touch to your water garden.
Dare to color! Add arums, lotus flowers, water lilies and other bank plants that like to have their feet in the water. You can even install a few goldfish. For a harmonious result, vary the volumes of the plants between the first and the second plan.
Choosing the right container for your aquatic garden
To set up a mini plant basin, the choice of the pot is essential. Choose a plastic pot – 20 to 40 cm deep, depending on the plants you are going to install there. Prefer a model large enough for the plants to develop well. Remember not to buy a pot that is too heavy, which would not be practical to bring inside in winter or case of frost. Finally, let loose on the colors! Yellow, pink, blue, orange, green… Anything goes to energize a small balcony or terrace.
Growing aquatic plants at home
Don’t have an outdoor space? Don’t panic; the water garden can easily take up residence in urban habitats. For example, you can set up an aquarium filled with aquatic plants to relax in the living room. Another possibility is to make your terrarium with several layers of soil, sand, and minerals before adding tropical plants. The decorative effect is guaranteed!