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Lake Weed Control: 6 Ways to Remove Coontail aka Hornwort

Published by Tom Markoe on November 19, 2013 0 Comments

COONTAIL

 Coontail

Coontail (Ceratophyllum demersum, also called Hornwort) are rootless, submersed, perennial lake weeds that often form dense colonies.  Leaves are stiff, whorled with many forks and have small teeth along one edge of the fork.  Coontail gets...

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How to Clean a Pond: 3 Cures for Muddy Water & Muck Removal

Published by Jamie Markoe on November 06, 2013 0 Comments

 

Pond Cleaning is very important for the overall health of your pond.  Pond water needs to be clear for good production of fish.  Clear ponds produce several times the amount of fish than turbid ponds.  Lets face it, after pond cleaning, clear ponds are much more fun to...

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Aquatic Weed Control: 4 Fish Safe Pondweed Treatment Tips

Published by Jamie Markoe on November 14, 2013 0 Comments

Pondweed

Pondweed (potamogeton) is a water weed found throughout the world with an estimated 90 species.  Leaves are submersed, typically thin and translucent.  Some varieties have floating leaves on the water surface.  They grow in water...

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Q & A - How to Cure Green Algae Without Harming Goldfish.

Published by Jamie Markoe on December 27, 2013 7 Comments

Goldfish

A customer recently contacted us regarding their Goldfish pond. Below is the question and our response.

Question:

Have small approx. 400 gallon pond a lot of green algae and just pure nasty. I need something that...

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Aquatic Weed Control: 2 Ways to Kill False Loosestrife

Published by Jamie Markoe on January 24, 2014 4 Comments

False LoosestrifeFalse Loosestrife (Ludwigia palustris) is a perennial commonly found throughout the Upper Midwest along the muddy shores of freshwater streams, rivers and ponds. It has lance-shaped leaves ½ to 2-½” long, both floating and submersed.  Leaves can be alternate or oppositely...

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A Good Overall Weed & Algae Control Option for Small Ponds

Published by Jamie Markoe on January 07, 2014 0 Comments

Weedtrine-D Liquid


A customer recently contacted us regarding weed & algae control. Below is the question and our response.

Question:

I have 2 ponds with a couple of types of vegetation and some algae growing in them. Nothing invasive, just native species,...

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Q & A - How Do I Get Rid of Duck Potato?

Published by Jamie Markoe on December 27, 2013 0 Comments

Duck Potato

A customer recently contacted us regarding weed & algae control. Below is the question and our response.

Question:

I have a plant that has over run my pond – I think it is duck potato. How...

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Aquatic Weed Control: 2 Chemicals What Will Kill American Lotus

Published by Jamie Markoe on January 21, 2014 0 Comments

American LotusAmerican Lotus (Nelumbo lutea) is commonly known as duck acorn or water nut. American Lotus is a perennial weed that have floating circular leaves 1-3 feet wide, with stems attached to the center of the leaf underside. Young...

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Q & A - Can I purchase a small amount of Aquathol Super K?

Published by Jamie Markoe on December 23, 2013 2 Comments

A customer recently contacted us regarding Aquathol Super K Granular. Below is the question and our response.

Question:

Can I purchase 5 lbs. of Aquathol Super K Granular and if so how much is it? I only have an area 40’ x 100’ to treat.

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Aquatic Weed Control: 3 Ways to Kill Water Pennywort

Published by Jamie Markoe on December 20, 2013 0 Comments

Water Pennywort (Hydrocotyle umbellata) is a very common perennial aquatic weed that will form dense mats that creep along shorelines of ponds, lakes and marshes. It has bright green round leaves that alternate on a long stem. These circular leaves...

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