Are you looking for a natural solution for creating a bio pond? Then Van der Velde Aquatic Plants is the perfect choice for you. We offer a wide range of organic pond plants and provide expert advice, a step-by-step plan and a list of supplies. Together, let's bring your dream pond to life!

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What is an organic plant pond?

An organic plant pond is one that is filtered naturally by plants and microorganisms rather than by mechanical means such as pumps and filters. An organic plant pond uses substrate, which is home to beneficial bacteria that break down the waste produced by the fish and other organisms in the pond.

The plants in an organic plant pond play an important role in purifying the water. They absorb nutrients and excess minerals from the water, and produce oxygen. This creates a healthy and balanced ecosystem in which fish, insects and other animals can live.

Organic plant ponds are generally easier to maintain than traditional ponds because there is no need for expensive equipment and chemicals. In addition, they are aesthetically pleasing and can add a natural look to the garden.

In addition to an organic plant pond, there is also a natural pond. The big difference is that a natural pond does not need pond liner, substrate and bacteria and the pond comes into biological balance, through nature and mainly just the plants.

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- 4 essentials for an organic plant pond -

1. Pond substrate

Pond substrate at the bottom of a pond serves as a base for the growth of aquatic plants and promotes the development of a healthy pond environment. Pond substrate absorbs nutrients and waste products. In addition, it provides a good breeding ground for bacteria and other microorganisms that play an important role in the biological balance in the pond.

2. Oxygen Plants & Water Lilies

Oxygen plants improve water quality by adding oxygen and limit growth of harmful bacteria and algae for a healthy habitat. Water lilies are important for regulation of temperature and biological balance in ponds by eating insects. They also improve appearance with their beautiful flowers and leaves.

3. Marsh Plants & Aquatic Plants

Bog plants grow quickly thanks to their sturdy roots, filter water and reduce nitrate and nitrite concentrations. Our selection includes strength and hardiness. Aquatic plants maintain biological balance and promote clear water. Our selection offers direct delivery of vigorous and hardy plants from our nursery.

4. Pond bacteria

Pond bacteria are necessary for the biological balance and maintenance of water quality by breaking down waste products and absorbing nutrients for aquatic plants and other organisms in the pond. It is important for a healthy pond environment and animal welfare.


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Planting pond tips from aquatic plant grower Simon

Turn your garden into an oasis of life with an organic pond. Let Simon, pond specialist and aquatic plant breeder, guide you with tips and advice for beautiful and lasting results.

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