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
Fast acting contact herbicide, results in 24-48 hours
|3 day drinking, 1 day livestock/domestic animal consumption, 5 day irrigation||Works on all submerged, floating and emergent weeds|
Contact herbicide for submerged weeds, results in 1-2 weeks
|No water use restrictions||Pondweed Species, Coontail, Hydrilla, Parrotfeather, Naiad, Watermilfoil|
Systemic herbicide, kills weeds in 7-14 days
|5 day irrigation restriction||Pondweed Species, Coontail, Hydrilla, Parrotfeather, Naiad, Watermilfoil, Duckweed, Watermeal|
Herbicide for whole pond treatment, kills weeds in 30-60 days
|30 day irrigation restriction||Works on all submerged and floating weeds|
Contact herbicide, Kills weeds in 7-10 days
|No water use restrictions||Cattails, 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.