Aquacide Blog — Weed Raking

Q & A - Is There a Product To Use During Drawdown?

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A customer recently contacted us regarding Fall maintenance. Below is the question and our response. Question: We are repairing our dam over the winter and our lake has been lowered 13 feet. In the past I have used Aquacide Pellets for the weed issue. Is there another product I could use while the lake is down that would work even better. RW, Smithfield, RI Answer: Thank you for your past orders of Aquacide Pellets. We appreciate your business. Most aquatic weed control products available on the market either kill the foliage they touch (contact) or are absorbed into weeds as they grow...

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Aquatic Weed Control: 4 Ways to Kill Bushy Pondweed

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One of the most common submersed lake weeds is Bushy Pondweed. Bushy Pondweed is an annual weed that grows from the pond bottom. It has thread-like narrow leaves ½” long and oppositely arranged, or whorled in groups of 3 on slender sparsely branched stems. Lake weed identification can be made by the microscopic teeth along the leaves edge. Single seeds are found at the leaf base. This water weed can be found growing in depths of 10 feet or more. Bushy Pondweed reproduces from seed and fragmentation (tiny pieces of water weed that re-root). It grows in any pond or...

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Aquatic Weed Control: Spring Maintainence For A Healthy Pond

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Ponds can be essential for watering animals, irrigating lawns and gardens, and for water recreation. Some aquatic vegetation can be beneficial to a pond, as fish and wildlife habitat or structural support to avoid erosion. When left unattended aquatic vegetation can get out of hand, limiting fish movement, reducing recreational activity and limiting the ability to irrigate. A of 2-3 feet will reduce sunlight penetration to the bottom. Without sunlight, weeds struggle to grow. To maintain shoreline, avoid allowing livestock access to the pond. This will prevent banks from being trampled and animal waste from entering the pond. Animal waste...

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Water Buttercup control, 2 good options.

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Water Buttercup, Water Crowfoot (ranunculus aquatilis), is one perennial weed in the Buttercup family that has 360 different species.  It can be found world-wide in the quiet waters of ponds, in ditches and along the shoreline of lakes and slow moving streams. Water Buttercup is eaten by a variety of waterfowl and fish.  It also provides habitat for aquatic insects. It has 2 distinct types of leaves.  Submersed leaves are alternately attached, fan-shaped with fine thread-like leaves that collapse when removed from the water.  Floating leaves, when present, are flat and have 3-5 scalloped lobes. It has a single flower...

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