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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


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, but they are getting...

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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.

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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.

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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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Aquatic Weed Control: 3 Ways To Kill Bulrush

Published by Jamie Markoe on December 17, 2013 0 Comments

Bulrush (scripus) is an emersed, perennial, grass-like weed that grows in shallow water. Bulrush grows up to 10 feet tall in colonies from rhizomes. A leafless stem can be triangular or round and comes to a point at the tip. Loose clusters...

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Aquatic Weed Control: 4 Ways to Kill Chara

Published by Jamie Markoe on February 03, 2014 0 Comments

CharaChara (Starwort or skunkweed) is a light green form of algae.  It has around 6 spike-like branches whorled around each node.

Chara is often confused for Coontail, a rooted weed. It has no flower, stays submersed and never...

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Q & A - What Product Will Reduce Green Floating Scum?

Published by Jamie Markoe on December 27, 2013 4 Comments

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

Question:

Hi, wondering if your product can help reduce the green floating scum on the top of my “pond”, which is actually a run off easement. It is about ½...

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Q & A - How Do I Eliminate Japanese Knotweed

Published by Jamie Markoe on January 06, 2014 0 Comments


Japanese Knotweed

A customer recently contacted us regarding riverfront maintenance. Below is the question and our response.

Question:

Will Sonar or your other products eliminate Japanese Knotweed? This invasive is being transported downstream in a riverine environment and...

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