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Professional Pond Treatment Secrets

You can have professional level results without hiring someone to manage your pond. By following a management timeline and selecting the proper cocktail of treatments, you too can be a pro!

Treatment schedule for the "neglected pond"

  1. Knock back vegetation. You don't need to be a pro to know there is "stuff" growing in your pond. The easiest treatment option used as a blanket treatment of pond weeds and algae is the Duckweed Destroyer Pack. This includes Tsunami DQ aquatic herbicide, Cutrine Plus liquid algaecide, and PlexMate surfactant. If you would like to identify the weeds growing in the pond check out our weed ID guide.
  2. Wait 3 days after herbicide/algaecide application to continue with additional treatments.
  3. Apply Pond Dye to reduce sunlight from penetrating to the pond bottom. It is crucial to maintain dye concentration. Dye should be reapplied every 4 weeks (or sooner).
  4. Utilize Pond Cleanse, Muck Remover, and Phosphate Eliminator to control nutrients in muck and in water. This should be applied at the same time as the Pond Dye, but reapplied every 2 weeks. All of these treatments are included in our Clean Pond Maintenance Kit.
  5. Although you followed the first 4 steps, you may see new algae appear. This is because the years of waste build up takes time to break down. A week before reapplying dye and treatments in step 4, apply Cutrine granular algaecide along perimeter areas where algae is most likely to regrow.  

Treatment schedule for the "Algae Pond"

  1. AERATION. Whenever a pond is consumed with algae the first step to managing this beast is aeration. Why? Aeration is the heartbeat of your pond. If we kill all of the algae first, we may plummet the oxygen levels. If we start by treating with healthy bacteria, and the pond is lacking oxygen, the treatments will have limited results. 
  2. The best algae treatment for managing an existing string algae or chara bloom is the Algae Control Pack. This includes Cutrine Plus, Pondzilla, and PlexMate. By using these treatments together, the success rate and kill time are greatly improved. 
  3. Allow the treatment 5-7 days to clear
  4. Apply Cutrine Granular to areas shallower than 5 feet. Cutrine granular provides extended management of algae for up to 5 weeks.
  5. Apply Pond Dye to reduce sunlight from penetrating to the pond bottom. It is crucial to maintain dye concentration. Dye should be reapplied every 4 weeks (or sooner).
  6. Utilize Pond CleanseMuck Remover, and Phosphate Eliminator to control nutrients in muck and in water. This should be applied at the same time as the Pond Dye, but reapplied every 2 weeks. 
  7. Although you followed the first 6 steps, you may see new algae appear. This is because the years of waste build up takes time to break down. A week before reapplying dye and treatments in step 6, apply Cutrine granular algaecide along perimeter areas where algae is most likely to regrow.

Treatment schedule for pond with Overgrown Shorelines

  1. Wait. In order for shoreline weeds to absorb chemicals to the root, you must be patient and wait until they are actively growing. Hold off on treatments until there is at least 12 inches of growth. 
  2. Thoroughly spray down cattails, shoreline grasses, phragmites with Cattail Killer Pack. This consists of CattPlex, Cattzilla, and PlexMate. 
  3. Wait 7-10 days. Once vegetation has turned brown, dead material should be raked out. If any vegetation was previously missed. Reapply the herbicide mixture to missed weeds
  4. Years of shoreline overgrowth produces lots of waste that turns to muck. Once the shorelines are clear of dead vegetation, apply Muck Remover to reduce waste and regain pond depth.

Apr 9th 2020 Heather Newhart

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