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Action Water Gardens, located in Tolland, CT, can create a beautiful backyard oasis by adding a waterfall feature that enters right into your swimming pool. Action Water Gardens is your first choice for all of your water garden and pond needs.
Nothing beats the soothing sound of a waterfall for relaxation. A waterfall provides a dynamic focal point in small garden ponds that enhances your outdoor living environment. In addition to adding interest and creating a soothing ambient soundscape in your garden, a waterfall also provides many environmental functions that help maintain a healthy aquatic habitat for your plants and fish.
Pondless® Waterfalls are simply a re-circulating waterfall and/or stream without the presence of a pond. You can enjoy the sight and sound of running water without the maintenance of a pond.
Fountainscapes are small decorative water features such as tabletop fountains, container water gardens, stand-alone fountains, bubbling urns, spitters, and fountains that incorporate an in-ground reservoir.
A backyard landscape provides a homeowner with an opportunity to create beauty outside of her home by using the many features and natural elements available with landscape design. A well-designed backyard begins with a plan that takes into account what the area will be used for and the feeling that is desired in the backyard.
Marginal pond plants are the biggest group of plants by far. Marginal plants are also available in both hardy and tropical water varieties. Marginal plants and submerged grasses are used to add dimension and give your water feature a more natural look. They help "soften" up the udge of the pond where the border transitions into your landscape (mulch, beds, stone etc...) A majority of these plants will thrive while kept in 2-6 inches of water. They are also one of the best natural filters for the pond because of the large root systems they produce.
Hardy Water Lilies are often the focal point of many outdoor water gardens and ponds. They are known for producing beautiful blooms all season long (some even as late as December!). Hardy water lilies are great because of the amount of area they cover - This provides fish with shade as well as hiding places from predators. These plants are considered to be like perennials and will return year after year.
Tropical Lilies are one of the most sought-after plants in the water gardening hobby. They are admired for their breathtaking beaty and spectacular color variations. These plants are available in night blooming varieties as well as day time bloomers - which allows us to enjoy them at any time of the day. Lily pads provide lots of coverage, and encourage other pond critters to inhabit your natural aquatic environment.
These magnificent plants are truly a sight to see, with some lotus varieties exceeding 6 feet in height! The large blooms produced by lotus also make them ideal as a centerpiece in any water garden. They are considered a shallow water plant variety, but will tolerate being submerged in 2-3 feet of water. The large leaves are often 8 inches to a foot or more in diameter and are great for providing shade and shelter for your fish.
Oxegenators such as hornwort bundles are sunken to the bottom of the pond, and will help create more dissolved oxegen for your fish. Mare's Tail and parrot's feather are also great additions to any pond because they are incredibly hardy and will accept a wide range of conditions. These types of plants also provide fish with places to spawn and lay their young.
Floating Plants such as water hyacinths and water lettuce are both great coverag eplants. During the warmer months they will produce high yields and will provide fish with plenty of shade and hiding places. Fish also like to snack on the root systems of these plants which is a good wat to add more variety to their diet. Floating plants are another great natural filter that can help keep your pond clear by absorbing any extra nutrients with their large root systems.