You will need
- Plants, tweezers, encyclopedia of water plants, salt
After you have bought underwater plants, it is desirable to open the encyclopedia and see which one loves the light, and some like to grow in the shade. Light-loving plants should be planted under the light. Also see what size reach your plants – large shrubs it is better to remove the background or sit at the side walls of the aquarium.
Before planting the plants it is best to disinfect – it will protect the other inhabitants of the aquarium from unwanted consequences. For this make a solution of salt (take one teaspoon of salt per liter of water) and rinse the plants in the resulting solution.
Fill the tank with water by about one third. Now pick up the tweezers and plant. Holding it by the stem with tweezers, gently insert the stem into the sand.
Plants of the same species to plant together, so they will not interfere with each other to grow. So put your cabomba Aquatica in one side and let it grow anubias in another corner.
Now when the plants are planted in the ground, fill the tank with water fully and put it on the water surface floating plants. If you want to put them in a certain area of the aquarium attach to glass walls, suction cups and stretch nylon thread – the plants will not float away.
If any plant does not want to root, it also can be tied with nylon thread to the next stone. Nylon thread is trimmed after the plant itself will be able to gain a foothold in the soil.
Advice 2: What plants can be planted in the shade
Not all plants love the sun, the shade selection is also quite broad. Therefore, if you are faced with the challenge of what to grow and how to decorate a garden area in the shade, you just need to choose the most suitable.
Flowers and ornamental shrubs for shady garden
In the shaded area it is possible to make a real flower garden. Grows well and blooms in such conditions astilba. Fluffy, airy flowers all shades of pink, salmon, red and white colors are very decorate the garden, they feel great even in those places where the sun very rarely peeks.
In the spring and early summer will enjoy the blooming primroses, tulips, daffodils, bergenia, dicentra, Aquilegia (Columbine). Grows well in shade botulinic, its yellow candle like light into the darkest corners of the garden.
Will delight with its flowering beauty hydrangea, for good growth it is enough only a few hours of sunshine. This shade plant is also quite undemanding. Watering, hoeing and fertilizing a few — everything you need hydrangeas for development.
If around hydrangeas to dig into the ground rusty nails and occasionally water the plant with copper sulfate, flowers turn to blue.
Very decorative in the shade — Hosta, perennial flowers are inconspicuous, but its fleshy leaves is spectacular. The host can be planted in tree trunks, on the banks of the reservoirs. She is very beautiful and in the flower bed in combination with many colors.
Ferns give the garden of lightness and mystery. Huge leaves drapery decorative throughout the season. In the summer they are rich green and in autumn the leaves turn a beautiful pinkish-red hue.
Shade tolerant shrubs - dogwood, Euonymus, bloodroot. Handsome ash-leaved maple, its silvery-grey leaves with a marble figure - a real decoration of the garden. On the shady side of the house and the fence will be fine to grow and conifers: junipers, spruce, arborvitae.
Close to walls and fences can be planted and raspberries that will delight their owners with the fragrant berries. Do not need bright light and rose hips, blackberries, gooseberries.
The lawn in the shady garden
Indeed, a good pitch is obtained only in the Sunny areas, but in the shade where grass does not grow, it is possible to make a green lawn. There is a special blend of herbs for use in shaded areas. The ground for this lawn serves as usual, the grass sown in may and harvested as needed.
However, the best plant that produces a great lawn in the shade, Ajuga. It will quickly fill all available space, forming a dense cover, and will delight inconspicuous flowers. This lawn is ideal for busy people as it can and not to cut.