Outdoor Living with Water GardensTropical Landscape, Chicago
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Interact and observe. Water gardens are living systems that change over time, so make sure you create a comfortable spot for hanging out and observing what goes on — the pond will tell you what it needs once you learn to tune in to it. Keep in mind that it’s a dynamic system, and there is usually no instant fix if something goes wrong. For example, if the water turns to green soup all of a sudden in midsummer, don’t panic — the explosion of algae can only last so long before the nutrients that are feeding it are consumed. Instead, step back and ask yourself what the pond needs so the same problem doesn’t recur again next year.