Floating Islands

Improve your dam’s water quality, while enhancing its look.

Our mats of floating plants draw nutrients directly from your water, improving your dam’s overall water quality and eradicating conditions favoured by algae.

Ideal for…

Community lakes

Great for attracting birds and bringing community lakes to life.

Golf courses and private estates

Improve the look and health of waterbodies in golf courses, wineries etc.

Stormwater catchments

Beautify council catchments, while reducing levels of nutrients in the water.

How it works

1. Assemble your island

Our floating jigsaw-cut mats are easily assembled to any size and shape. The mats are joined using nylon connectors and feature pre-cut holes that fit the plant pots (provided in the kits).

2. Plant with vegetation

Plant your vegetation of choice in the pots provided. We recommend you choose native species that don’t grow more than 1m tall.

3. Harvest your plants

Harvesting typically takes place annually, biannually, or quarterly, depending how fast your plants grow. Pull the plants and pots out of the mats. You can use the plants for compost, gift them to friends, or (if native) plant them on the shore.

4. Replant and repeat

Once the mats are free of the old vegetation and pots, replant your island with young plants using new pots. Repeat the harvesting process once the plants have grown.

Better than shore plants

Floating plants are better than shore plants for improving water quality because they…

  • Pull nutrients (e.g. nitrogen and phosphorus) directly out of the water, rather than the soil
  • Uptake greater amounts of nutrients because they have more exposed root mass
  • Rise and fall with the water level, so their roots have continual access to the water

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