I forget who once told me this…I think it was the pond guy that I get my pond stuff from…..He said that if your water hyacinth bloomed with flowers your pond was in perfect balance……..Well looky here!
Plus I have done nothing to my pond…I don’t add any chemicals or additives that they sometimes recommend, I just leave it to nature.
What I did do a few years ago was focus on making sure that the pond was 2/3 covered with plants by adding a few water lilies to the larger side of the pond. Just threw them in and let them drop to the bottom. They have been doing amazing and the pond is at about that 2/3 covered mark. Just goes to show you…less is more!