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Pond Muck Removal: 3 Methods that Help

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Get the Muck Out!  3 helpful methods Is your pond muck out of control?  Is it time for a pond cleaning, but you just can’t figure out how to accomplish it?  Often times pond muck and lake sediment are the result of millions of tiny clay particles that are in a “colloidal suspension”.  How can you tell if your pond has colloidal clay particle suspension from rain and runoff, or if you have dead organic vegetation built up over years. Step 1.  Fill a 5 gallon bucket with water from your pond or lake. Step 2.   Place a cloth (an old t-shirt works well) as...

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Aquatic Weed Control: Eurasian Milfoil 5 Options for Control

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5 Solutions for Eradicating Eurasian Milfoil   Eurasian Milfoil (Myriophyllum spicatum) Many of our customers ask where this invasive weed came from. Eurasian Milfoil originated in Europe and Asia and made its way to the United States a century ago. From the 1940's to the 1970's it grew primarily along the east coast.  Over the years it has been transported on the backs of animals & water fowl along with hitching a ride on boat propellers and trailers. By the late 1960's and early 1970's, Eurasian Milfoil made its way all the way to the West coast states. Eurasian Milfoil typically has 12...

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Filamentous Algae Control: 4 Ways to Kill Filamentous Algae

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    4 Ways to Get Rid Of Your Algae   The most common lake weed problem is Filamentous Algae.  Filamentous Algae, also called “lake moss” or “pond scum”, form dense mats of strands.  Filamentous Algae is often a persistent problem because it reproduces rapidly by fragments, spores and cell division.  Abundance is dependent on nutrient levels, particularly phosphorous, in the water.  High levels of nutrients result in increased amounts of algae.  Its presence can degrade water quality and recreational enjoyment.  Excessive algae can cause oxygen depletion when it decomposes, as a result of natural die-off or an algaecide application.  This...

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How to Get Rid of Lake Weeds

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  It is common for all lakes and pond to have a few weeds and algae. These organic materials are even beneficial for the fish and the aquatic ecosystem up to an extent. For instance, fish can feed on the organic material including aquatic weed. But it is important to keep the weed/algae population in control so that it does not limit sunrays or uses up all the dissolved oxygen of the lake. For better weed and aquatic algae control, it is also important to have a proactive approach. Once the population of these undesired species is firmly established, they...

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Duckweed Control: How To Get Rid of Duckweed In A Pond Naturally

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Duckweeds (water lenses) rank among the smallest plants in nature. The tiny green leaf is also called as “frond” and may be mistaken for algae. Excessive population growth of all the weed will reduce the oxygen level in a pond and can kill the fish and good algae. These plants fall under the family Lemnoideae. Duckweed is devoid of leaves and stems and has a very simple structure. Its population makes grow fast when there are a lot of nutrients present in the pond water. If there is organic matter available at the bottom of the plant in the form...

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