Help with all 6 pond phases
When interested in a pond, you go through stages like finding a suitable pond and building or maintaining it. We offer help and sustainable solutions for every stage of your pond project
Pond advice from Simon
Simon van der Velde has gained so much experience and knowledge over the years that he can boil down pond construction and maintenance tips to a few essentials. All in all, Simon has been involved in more than a thousand ponds, always with the intention of developing, constructing and maintaining a balanced pond.
From a mini pond, to garden pond and large water features for government agencies. Nothing is too crazy for Simon. His expertise comes in handy and guards against common mistakes, which can save a lot of money. Partly due to his connections around the world, Simon has also been involved in many projects internationally and can also help you with your project abroad.
Simon van der Velde
Who is Simon
Simon van der Velde has been growing aquatic plants since a young age. The passion for nature and his commercial spirit has made Van der Velde Waterplanten a very successful nursery.
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POND PLANTING ADVICE
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A guide to optimal pond construction
Simons pond advice book
I believe that a water feature, in the form of a pond or aquarium, can contribute to moments of rest and relaxation. Therefore, I would like to share my knowledge and make sure that people can build their own pond and enjoy it. This without having to do a lot of maintenance. For that reason I have summarized all questions that have been asked over the years regarding ponds and water features in Simons Vijveradvies Boek.
Why water plants from Simon van der Velde?
What customers say about us
I had my garden landscaped by a gardener. Only the pond still had to be done, but it turned out the gardener had little or no knowledge of it. So I went looking for a pond specialist and called vd Velde and explained what my pond looked like and what my wishes were. After which he indicated that when he was in the area he would drop by. A few days later I arranged to meet Simon and he made sure we now have a beautiful pond.
For our fish pond, we were looking for native aquatic plants to create more shelter for our newly hatched fish. Simon visited our location and recommended the purchase of marsh plants and oxygen plants. After 1 growing season, our fish stock has increased and the new fish stocking has grown tremendously. This is partly due to the perfect composition that have provided adequate shelter for our fish.
Simon came by and gave me advice that appealed to me immensely! A week later the pond was decorated by van der Velde. After six months of greenery, the pond had become the showpiece of the garden! Simon, thank you!
i wanted plants in my koi pond and almost all koi specialists told me that this was not possible. until i got into a conversation with simon at a birthday party. he told me that a swamp filter connected to my koi pond would relieve the filter so i would have to clean it less often and get plants and flowers in my koi pond. simon advised me how to realize my wish in a cheap and simple way. i am extremely satisfied with the advice and the result.
Simon thanks for the lovely batch of beautiful plants. As you pointed out 100% bloom guarantee and everything is blooming beautifully.