Lay the sea mat correctly
Shore mats are available as rolls or sheets. Some even have integrated plant bags that you can hang in your pond and equip with pond plants. Shore mats have two sides that differ in their structure: the carrier layer made of stable fleece that comes down and the vegetation carrier that is planted.
When laying the shore mat, you should consider the following:
- Put the sea mat the right way round!
- The shore mat is laid to about 10 cm below the later water level.
- The shore mat should never protrude over the pond liner and have direct contact with the soil, otherwise the water will be sucked out of the garden pond by the suction effect.
- Do not cut or injure your sea mat under any circumstances!
- Hang the mat only a few centimeters into the water so that it does not float - unless of course you opt for a mat with plant pockets.
- The suction effect should be counteracted with a professional pond edge system, e.g. from a bank ditch, a bank tape and / or a suction barrier.
- Plant and design the garden pond
- Plant the zinc tub and create a pond
- What to plant the prefabricated pond with?
Plant the sea mat
The plants on the shore mat can be sown or planted. If you create your pond in April / May, it is definitely worth sowing the plants. Seeds are significantly cheaper than plants and you can watch the growth process from an early age.
What to consider when planting the shore mat
You certainly don't want to plant new plants every year. Therefore, when choosing plants, make sure that they are winter-proof and perennial. If you choose to use pre-grown plants, just add a little substrate to the sea mat and weigh down the roots of the plant with clay or stones to keep it from slipping. You will see that the plant will soon cling to the mat by itself.
The best plants for the sea mat
In principle, you can choose all plants for your sea mat that begin with “swamp”, because the marsh climate prevails in the bank zone. Here is a small selection:
- Purple loosestrife
- Floor clover
- Fever clover
- Juggler flower
- Cuckoo carnation
- Lye flower
- Pill fern
- Checkerboard flower
- Marsh valerian
- Marsh blood eye
- Bog bloodroot
- Marsh marigold
- Marsh calla
- Bog moss
- Swamp forget-me-nots
- Bank sedge
- Water fennel