Stormwater Ponds - Essentials for Healthy Plants

 

Ponds constructed for stormwater management are good for decreasing flooding caused by development.  Planting their edges with native wetland plants makes them safer for the public and helps them clean up excess nutrients, chemicals, and nasty bacteria.  

 

Getting healthy vegetation means:

  • Matching the species to the water levels
  • Planting a variety of native species
  • Installing plants of adequate size
  • Planting at the right time of year
  • Protecting the plants from common threats

 

 

 Nelumbo lutea

It also helps to foster natural beauty with a few simple  techniques that don’t increase project costs