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How to Keep Pond Weeds Under Control

Published by Andy Markoe on May 21, 2019 0 Comments

Pond Cleaning

Almost all pond owners may encounter the undesired different kinds of all weed that grow in the ponds out of nowhere. A few of the weeds do not cause a problem. But when there growth and population goes out of control, the weeds limit sunlight, which fails to reach the aquatic fauna and flora. The weed also utilizes the pond oxygen so that other species, including fish, become deprived of it. Presence of invasive species and weeds in excessive proportions may render the pond unusable for activities like boating and fishing. Some weeds are more common. For instance, the cattails develop extensive and thick rhizome mats. Even when the older ones are cut and removed, the new ones sprout. Extensive algae growth is also detrimental to aquatic life, as it uses up all the oxygen. Bad algae including cyanobacteria consume all the nutrients.

Pond weeds have a very fast growth rate, and therefore no matter how often they are manually destroyed and pulled away from the pond, they grow back soon. The next growth is also thicker than the earlier one. Some pond owners also resort to the use of herbicides, but these can harm the aquatic animal (like fish), plants, and humans as well. Therefore their use may be banned in many of the states and regions.

Preventing The Growth Of Products

Muck away and pond dye can be used for preventing the growth of weeds in a pond. The Muck Away pond cleaning method is also known by the name Cartaway. Grab lorries/tipper trucks are used by the professional muck away service providers to remove a large number of inert wastes. Pond dyes work well against algae. But these are not algae eradicators and hence should be used during spring, when the plants have not yet started to grow. Pond dyes shade the water and not allow sunlight and UV rays to reach the weeds, thereby preventing their growth.

Eradication Of Weeds

Muck Away and the pond dyes are preventive processes and products and may not be highly effective when the plant population has established itself firmly in the pond. For weed eradication, you may be required to use the weed cutter. These cutters are nowadays offered by the best of brands. A weed cutter may cut the weed at its low point, and the cut weeds can be easily raked away. An ideal weed cutter is double sided and has around 28 inches of length. The cutters are highly effective against the weed population that grows on the pond's edge. They have an ergonomic aluminum handle and are also rust proof. There is also the V-shaped variety of the weed cutter that can clear a path of 4 feet width. The wheat cutters can clear the population of water milfoil and the cattails along with other weeds that are submerged and may not be removed through other methods. You can always choose a good quality weed cutter that will be light in weight, and weigh no more than 8 pounds.

Pond rakes and skimmers are also used for removing the weeds. Apart from clearing the weeds, these tools will also remove the debris which occupies the bottom of a pond. Presence of debris is also detrimental to both the growth of animal and plants, but it does promote the growth of vegetation that is not wanted. The unwanted substances also deteriorate the quality of the water.

A combination of methods may be best for removing the pond weeds and algae. You can talk to a leading pond cleaning products provider to know the best and most affordable options available to you.


Read what our customers have to say about our products:

Review for Hydrothol Granular

“Works very good and fast. It killed all weeds in my pound in a week."

- Dariusz P.


 

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