Water garden teaches aquatic lessons

Byford, Jim
July 2005
Southeast Farm Press;7/20/2005, Vol. 32 Issue 18, p14
Trade Publication
The article presents information on water gardens. A water garden has basically two systems--a mechanical system to move the water and a biological system. The mechanical system is pretty straightforward, but the biological system is more complicated and more interesting. It basically works the same way as natural aquatic systems do. Aquatic systems start with water, of course. But that's just the beginning. The next basic ingredients are nutrients. Just like land crops, one needs nitrogen, phosphorous, potash and minor nutrients. These come from the soil.


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