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Tackling an overgrown pond with ease

Tackling an overgrown pond with ease

Accumulating waste from leaves, aquatic weeds, and fish converts beautiful ponds to living cesspools if left unmanaged. Deteriorating conditions open the door to a number of hazards to fish and humans.


Lets take action! First, apply an aquatic herbicide to knock back overgrowth. Once the weeds are managed, target the waste.

-Step 1: Identify weeds

-Step 2: Select an herbicide that meets your needs


Herbicide

  Characteristics    Restrictions  Weeds Controlled
TsunamiDQ

Fast acting contact herbicide, results in 24-48 hours

3 day drinking, 1 day livestock/domestic animal consumption, 5 day irrigationWorks on all submerged, floating and emergent weeds
AquatholK

Contact herbicide for submerged weeds, results in 1-2 weeks

No water use restrictionsPondweed Species, Coontail, Hydrilla, Parrotfeather, Naiad, Watermilfoil
Propeller

Systemic herbicide, kills weeds in 7-14 days

5 day irrigation restrictionPondweed Species, Coontail, Hydrilla, Parrotfeather, Naiad, Watermilfoil, Duckweed, Watermeal
Sonar

Herbicide for whole pond treatment, kills weeds in 30-60 days

30 day irrigation restrictionWorks on all submerged and floating weeds
CattPlex

Contact herbicide, Kills weeds in 7-10 days

No water use restrictionsCattails, shoreline vegetation, water lilies, primrose, spatterdock, watershield

-Step 3: Reduce the muck

Wait! Don't stop there!

Don’t let algae sneak in once the weeds are gone! Pond weeds can act as a sun blocker. Once the weeds are gone, this opens the door for algae to take over with a vengeance! Additional steps to improve the overall pond health reduces this opportunistic organism from a total takeover.


Proactive treatments to reduce future algae blooms include:

Pond Cleanse: Reduces unwanted nutrients suspended in water

Phosphate Eliminator: Reduces phosphate in water and buffers pH

Muck Remover: Reduces muck/sludge at the bottom of the pond

Pond Dye: Blocks sunlight from reaching the bottom where growth begins


These treatments should be used regularly to manage nutrients ant sunlight needed for algae to grow and thrive.

Jul 16th 2020 Heather Newhart

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