Pond Plants in Oklahoma City

You may being wondering where to buy pond plants in Oklahoma City. We suggest Garden Ponds Unlimited on I-35 in Moore. Every fish pond should have pond plants. Pond plants help absorb excess nutrients in your pond. We have a huge selection of plants for ponds. We offer hardy and tropical varieties of pond plants.

Water Lilies

Water lilies are a necessary pond plants in Oklahoma. They provide shade during the hot Oklahoma City summer months and also provide shelter for your koi. Water lilies can be found in two basic varieties known as hardy (will come back every year) and tropical (will not come back every year). Of course the most beautiful of the two different pond plants is the tropical water lily.

The tropical varieties offer color variations that are second to none. We even carry a night blooming water lily. In addition to that, we have color changing water lilies that actually change color over the course of the season. Never a dull moment with pond plants in Oklahoma City. By the way, water lilies like to be planted two feet deep in the pond and placed at the furthest point from the waterfalls. They don’t like a lot of water movement.

Plants for Ponds

There are many more plants for ponds offered by us. We offer pond plants that of varying heights. The plants for ponds are referred to as marginal pond plants. Marginal means that pond owners will usually just plant them along the ponds edges and around the waterfalls.

Most of our marginal pond plants are winter hardy in Oklahoma. The marginal plants for ponds have numerous different colored blooms. There is literally every color under the rainbow. We can show pond owners how to group pond plants for the most appealing landscaping looks in their ponds.

Floating Plant Islands and Floating / Submersible Plants

A fun way to add more marginal pond plants to your pond when you feel that there just isn’t any more room, is to add a floating plant island. We have these planted and ready to go for you.

Last but not least are floating and submersible plants for ponds. They are exactly like they sound, floating or submersible. The most popular floating pond plants are Water Hyanthis and Water Lettuce.

The water Hyanthis are the most popular of the two in Oklahoma because of their vibrant lilac colored blooms. These pond plants do an excellent job of helping to filter the pond water because of their ability to absorb tons of nutrients in the pond. Submersible plants for ponds are a great way to offer shelter to your koi fish as they lay eggs. They tend to be great oxygenators also.

Pond plants are not just meant for decorative koi ponds, they are necessary for farm ponds and retention ponds also.

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Need Help? We provide a wide variety of garden pond services, including request a garden feature, pond and pondless cleaning, pond repairs, weekly pond maintenance, monthly pond maintenance and vacation maintenance.

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How to choose the best Landscaping in Oklahoma City for your koi pond or water feature

Koi pond and water feature landscaping

Most homeowners think that they should contact a landscaper or landscape designer for their koi pond in Oklahoma. This is the furthest thing from the truth. You should hire an experienced pond builder with specialized training. Landscaping in Oklahoma City can be challenging with our extreme temperatures. Koi ponds in Oklahoma can be even more challenging.

A landscaper or landscape designer will do well with your trees but not so much with a biological ecosystem and the science behind koi ponds. Garden Ponds Unlimited has been building koi ponds in Oklahoma for over 20 years.

We have extensive training in the science behind koi ponds. Properly built koi ponds in Oklahoma have a balanced eco-system capable of sustaining life and completing a nitrification cycle. Garden Ponds Unlimited builds more koi ponds in Oklahoma than any other pond builder, landscaper or landscape designer.

We are often hired by landscaper in Oklahoma City to build koi ponds while they finish the landscaping portions of the job. This is wonderful because not all landscapers know when to hand the reigns over to a professional pond builder.

A large majority of our koi ponds in Oklahoma are pond remodels that were built by landscapers that didn’t quite know how to properly build koi ponds. This is always unfortunate for the homeowners. A koi pond in Oklahoma, if built properly, will add value to the home and always have clear water.

Garden Ponds Unlimited provides our customers with a clear water guarantee. We are able to do this because we’ve been doing it for over 20 years and know how to do it properly.

Our motto is, Ponds Done Right the First Time. Don’t you want your koi pond built right the first time? We have been awarded as one of the top koi pond builders in the United States ranked  #14 in 2019 and in the top 20 for the previous 10 years.

We are the only Master Certified Aquascape Contractor in the State of Oklahoma.  We are also the only pond builder with a pond supply store that features our display ponds so that customers can see what they are buying ahead of time instead of signing a contract blindly not knowing what they will get.

Let Garden Ponds Unlimited build your next koi pond in Oklahoma and leave the landscaping in Oklahoma City to the landscapers.

Waterfalls are an artform and require the experience of years and years to build them to look as if they were put there by nature.

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Oklahoma Garden Ponds

Garden Ponds in Oklahoma

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Ponds or water gardens in Oklahoma can present great rewards as well as unique challenges. Ponds in Oklahoma experience all four seasons.  Each season can require different pond maintenance techniques.

Spring tends to really kick off the start of the year for Oklahoma. This is the time of year that we can experience vast temperature swings. One day its 80 degrees and the next it will be 55 degrees. Nighttime lows can vary from 32 degrees to 60 degrees. These temperature variations can wreak havoc on your pond filtration systems.

During warm days your pond filtration system is trying to come alive and establish its eco system. Your garden pond works best when your Garden Ponds Unlimited biological pond filtration is thriving with beneficial bacteria. These bacteria can only mature and stay alive during warmer temperatures. It’s essential that you add our S.A.T. to your pond at least a couple of times per week in order to help boost the eco system. Koi ponds that you feel require too much of your time to maintain can be cared for by our professional pond maintenance crew.

Koi Pond Maintenance

Koi pond maintenance in OKC is a koi pond service that we offer all year long. Pond maintenance OKC can be done on a weekly pond maintenance or a monthly pond maintenance basis.  Our weekly pond service or monthly pond service includes all of the pond chemicals that your Oklahoma water garden will require. We also feed your koi while we are there.

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Spring Garden Ponds

Spring also can be extremely hard on your Koi fish in Oklahoma koi ponds. Koi have a natural slime coat that acts as a protective armor to keep them from becoming victim to parasites and diseases. This slime coat can diminish during stressful temperature swings. Adding Garden Ponds Unlimited dechlorinator and our S.A.T. will help increase their slime coats and give them some added protection.

Summer Garden Ponds

Fall Oklahoma PondsSummer months get very hot and ponds in Oklahoma need to have more aeration than koi ponds in other parts of the country. Proper pond aeration is key to combating poor pond water quality and ensuring koi fish longevity. Without a large enough pond pump your pond will require additional pond maintenance. Your ponds water should be sent through your pond filtration system at least twice per hour for proper pond aeration. This will ensure your ponds filtration (if adequate) will have plenty of oxygen and that your koi pond stays as cool as possible. Fish pools and Koi pools are just another name for a water garden but require all of the same parameters. If your fish pool wasn’t built by Garden Ponds Unlimited, give us a call. It’s never too late to have a professional waterfall builder and OKC landscaper that specializes solely in ponds correct your improper pond.

Fall Garden Ponds

Fall brings the changing of leaves, and eventually the falling of leaves. Ponds in Oklahoma should have a protective pond netting or pond cover installed over the koi pond prior to leaves falling. Pond leaf nets will help to keep leaves from entering your fish pond where they can decay and negatively impact your fish pool water quality. Poor pond water quality increases you pond maintenance.

Fall is also the time to start feeding you koi our spring and fall wheat germ fish food. Garden ponds that you feel require too much of your time to maintain can be cared for by our professional pond maintenance crew.  Koi pond maintenance in OKC is a koi pond service that we offer all year long. Pond maintenance OKC can be done on a weekly pond maintenance or a monthly pond maintenance basis.

Winter Garden Ponds

Winter is the most dormant time for your fish pool. Winter is when we recommend having your pond cleaned. Pond cleaning should be done every year. Fish pond cleaning is best during the winter months because your pond filtration system isn’t alive in the winter. By cleaning your koi pool during winter, you do not disturb any beneficial pond bacteria because there isn’t any. It’s also the least stressful time on your koi fish. You should also stop feeding your koi fish at the onset of winter.

Winter Oklahoma PondsKoi pond services like our professional fish pond cleaning are a great way to rid your fish pool of any leaves that may have gotten past your pond netting. This is also the time that Garden Ponds Unlimited OKC pond cleaning crew will clean your biological pond filter, pond skimmer and make any other pond repairs needed. Fish pools should not be ignored in the winter. Ponds in Oklahoma can be beautiful during a snowy day with the waterfalls mimicking a mountain stream. Be sure to have your koi pond service and pond cleaning done before the holidays so that it is ready for your holiday guests. As always, we even offer our weekly pond maintenance and monthly pond maintenance service during the winter. Koi ponds in other parts of the country are usually completely shut down in the winter. Not our koi ponds. We can enjoy our fish pools all year long.

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