Plants that purify the air

6 plants that clean your indoor air

Peace Lily
The perfect fit for any laundry or bathroom, the Peace Lily specialises in the removal of mold spores. The plant itself does not require large amounts of water or sunlight to survive. In addition to mold, the plant is also known to remove formaldehyde and trichloroethylene

English Ivy
This plant is useful in eliminating harmful airborne particles. It is also great for a smokers environment. Its ability to soak up carcinogens from second-hand smoke helps to purify small areas.

Spider plant
The Spider Plant requires natural light but shouldn’t be exposed directly to the sun. They sequester carbon monoxide so a kitchen is a great place for them. You can make more plants from this plant as it grows baby versions of itself. It is also known to remove formaldehyde and trichloroethylene.

Rubber Plant
This plant scores very highly in removing toxins and pollutants from the inside of homes. It is especially tough on formaldehyde.

Snake plant
The Snake Plant does its work at night. It sucks in carbon dioxide and releases oxygen during the night, helping people sleep better. Many choose to keep it in their bedroom or carpeted living room. It can even prevent the formaldehyde that leaks from carpets and wood furniture from hanging around in the air.

Chinese Evergreen
What truly makes the Chinese Evergreen cool is the development of its effectiveness. The more time the plant spends in a space, the more effective it becomes at removing the air pollutants and toxins from the area.

One-stop garden and pool shop

Water Plant now also boasts a Pool Xpert one-stop pool shop. The well-known garden shop has now expanded its expertise to offer a complete pool department, all under one roof.

Water Plant offers a comprehensive range of range of pool pumps, accessories and chemicals. Water Plant stocks all your swimming pool chemicals, a large variety of pool cleaners, pool filters, pumps, pump boxes, and anything else you might need to keep your pool looking clean throughout the year. Water Plant now also
Water Plant tips for a healthy pool all year around:

Pool cleaners
An automatic pool cleaner is fairly easy to install and to maintain. An automatic pool cleaner can clean a variety of different types of debris from your pool including algae, twigs and leaves.

The one leading cause of damaged pool pumps is freezing of internal components. A cover will help provide an air dam around your pool pump and to reduce the risk of freezing and shield the equipment from potential damage from other weather conditions.

Proper pool cleaning could prolong its life and prevent bacteria growth. There’s a wide range of pool cleaners to choose from that will suit your needs.

Chemicals
Clean water and balanced water chemistry are the keys to a healthy and clean swimming pool. A weekly routine to clean the swimming pool and maintain the chemical balance is the key for a clean and healthy pool. A shock treatment solves and prevents the majority of swimming pool problems. Skim your swimming pool for insects, leaves and debris and vacuum your swimming pool at least once a week maybe twice a week. Chlorine levels must be adjusted as needed.

Pool covers
Consider getting a geobubble solar cover for your swimming pool. A geobubble solar cover can raise the temperature of your in ground or above ground pool, reduce your energy costs, minimize water loss, and in some cases, even decrease chemical needs. A solar covers come in several different types and sizes, but they all use the sun’s energy to create a warming effect in the water. A geobubble solar cover is made with little thermal bubbles all over it that captures the UV rays of the sun and keep your pool water warm and also retain the moisture from your swimming pool water, helping even more with evaporation control than a regular swimming pool cover.
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The correct potting soil

Plants grown in pots and containers are almost totally dependent on compost for their nutrition. They can also dry out very quickly. Choosing the right plant compost is essential to get great results.

What is Compost?

  1. Home compost – Every good gardener will have a compost bin that sits in the corner of the garden and is filled with general garden waste, veg peelings, egg shells and coffee grounds. This rots down over time to provide a basic compost that is ready to use in your garden.

Good for:
• Large areas
• General soil improvement

  1. Shop bought compost – is the compost you buy in bags from your supermarket, garden centre or DIY specialist.
    These composts are mixed with exactly the right nutrients to suit their use. A compost for acid-loving plants will have a higher pH level.
    It is also free from weeds and pathogens to ensure healthy plant growth.

Good for:
• Pots, containers
• Seeds and bulbs
• Vegetables
• Flowers
• Specialist plants
• Acid loving plants (unless your soil is
naturally acidic)

Caring for indoor plants
Feed indoor plants every 6 weeks
Add feed to water and apply evenly
Never overwater
Add water-saving crystals to potting mix
Re-pot indoor plants yearly with fresh potting mix