Many years ago I had a very magical and mysterious experience. While on vacation in Wisconsin at the Chippewa Flowage, I decided to go out fishing at about daybreak. I was in a small fishing boat. It was very foggy and eerie that morning. I was fishing about 100 yards offshore and within 50 feet of an island. I was casting toward the shoreline and after awhile I turned around to cast toward the island. To my amazement, the island was not there. It had completely disappeared. I thought I was going crazy or maybe it was an old Indian apparition or maybe I was in an alternate universe. I looked and never found the island. Later I told some locals about my experience and they told me about the floating islands that move about freely on the flowage. If you are looking for a unique way to spruce up your pond or other waterway this year, you may want to consider a Floating Island. These islands can be added to a body of water and planted with anything from perennials to annuals, and could even be used as a creative way to add garden space when planted with vegetables. The islands can also offer habitat and food sources for wildlife.
The Floating Islands are made from recycled plastic, which forms a matrix of plastic fibers that resembles a steel wool pad. The islands also contain foam, which allows the islands to float. The buoyancy of the islands can be adjusted to achieve the desired effect. The islands come in several sizes, from 6 square feet to 650 square feet. The larger islands come in sections that need to be assembled in order to make one large island. Depending on the area of the waterway where the islands are to be installed, there could be a single island, or a chain of islands.
Aside from beautification of an area, these islands also serve other functions to help make waterways cleaner. The islands can provide cover and food for fish that feed on the root system. The plants themselves can help to use up any excess nutrients found in the water from fertilizer run-off, and the plants will also compete with algae in the pond for those nutrients, offering something of a control in that aspect as well. The plants on the island help to capture carbon and other greenhouse gases, as well as removing pollutants from the water. Birds, butterflies, pollinating insects, and other wildlife drawn to wetlands may also utilize the islands.
The islands can be installed on nearly any kind of waterway. They have been used on golf courses, where it is a sort of â€œnoveltyâ€ hole and even floating golf balls can be used. These islands have also been used in zoo habitats, water treatment facilities, corporate waterways, and an island was also launched into the Chicago River in 2006. These islands would be suitable for use in farm ponds or residential, commercial or municipal areas.
My pond is just devoid of any diversity. There are few colors, wildflowers, birds and butterflies, very little wildlife, boring and the water isn't very clear either.
Floating islands can solve many of your problems with your body of water whether it be a small pond, lake or watercourse. By installing one or more floating islands, you can start to reap the benefits that they provide.
Floating islands, made of recycled plastic provide you with a green product. Â The islands allow you to plant live plants and create a diverse ecosystem capable of filtering water, attracting birds and butterflies, pollinating insects, mammals, fish and waterfowl. They can truly become a colorful and fun water feature for your body of water.
Many people want a water feature that fits into nature. This is an opportunity to purchase one or more of these Floating Islands that blends in perfectly with nature and enhances your body of water be it a pond, lake or other body of water.
Buy today and get ready to launch your Floating Islands and take advantage of my free consulting with you answering questions and coming up with great ideas on how you can improve your water's edge. Also remember your free bonus of 84 native plants when you purchase now!
If you buy now, I can help you with other ideas that will beautify and diversify your body of water. Plants that fit your climatic conditions should be used on your islands. I can help you decide which plants are appropriate for you to use. My advice to you is at no cost.
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