To date, Toontail root systems are amongst the two most widespread, and least expensive, Remy drain roots available on the market today. While these roots can be used for just about any type of water garden project, they are particularly useful for small-scale urban and rural garden projects because they are relatively easy to access and install. With a little bit of work, they are strong enough to withstand the stresses placed on them by large water gardens. Most people will be able to successfully transplant a single specimen root system without much difficulty.
In order for Toontail root systems to be a success, there are a number of considerations that need to be kept in mind. First, the root density needs to be appropriate for the intended project. Root density is expressed as a percentage of the total width and length of the root system. If a larger root system is being used for a small pond, for example, then it is advisable to opt for a lower density solution.
The physical condition of the roots also needs to be considered before transplanting them. If the roots are growing towards the back of the container they may not be strong enough to penetrate the soil surface. This can cause major problems during the transportation and installation of a Toontail root water garden, causing the structure to collapse in extreme cases. While some roots may grow through the surface, the stronger roots should be embedded within the earth. This will ensure that the structure remains firmly in place and will prevent the water garden from sinking into the pool of water.
Next, a suitable location for the Toontail root system must be excavated. This area will typically consist of a series of holes, each of which will carry a drain line into the pond. This process should be done very carefully, so as not to disturb the established ecosystem, which can be quite delicate. The excavated area must also be shaded to prevent sunlight from reaching the roots of the Toontail root systems, as this species can also require high levels of light in order to thrive properly.
Once the site is prepared, the tree roots will need to be managed and brought under control. One way to do this is to divide the water garden into smaller sections and place a filter of some kind over the section in charge of circulation. This will keep algae and other such forms of plant life from taking hold and causing problems with the overall health of the pond. It will also allow plants to take root in an area with enough sun, without the need for artificial light. Over the winter, a deep layer of ice should be added to the bottom of the water garden in order to provide much needed insulation to the system.
Finally, a deep hole should be dug around the perimeter of the pond in order to channel out any rainwater runoff. Any excess water should then be diverted to the drainage system. This process should be repeated annually to ensure proper drainage. By following these steps, you will have set up your toto pond with little effort and all the benefits that come with a toto root system.