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Everything you need for pond algae control all summer.

May 2, 2019

Steps to Control Pond Algae

As the temperatures rise around the country this time of year, you may find that your pond is looking more green than usual. This is because warm temperatures, along with organic matter and excess nutrients in the water can create the perfect environment for very rapid algae growth.

To keep a clear pond, you need to be proactive taking the right steps to keep algae away. Keeping your pond clear of algae is similar to weeding your garden; you need to keep up with it, or it will get out of control. Starting early can really make a difference in your success.

Take note of some helpful tips and product recommendations to keep up with your pond.

1.    Using an algaecide regularly

Using an algaecide, like our copper-based Mizzen® algaecide, will be a key factor in eliminating algae once it has grown underneath or on top of your pond. Mizzen® is sprayed over the algae or can be applied with the TORMADA® remote controlled application boat. Mizzen® can help clear up your pond in as little as 7-14 days, with full results seen in a month. Algae can re-grow rapidly, even within a few days, so make sure you have enough Mizzen® on hand for a second treatment or spot treating. A half gallon of Mizzen will cover 20,000 square feet. Mizzen is a great solution for long-term algae control.

2.    Use a nutrient reducer as part of your treatment plan

Nutrient reducers, such as SparKlear® and PhosControl® can help reduce the organic matter and pond muck in your pond. SparKlear® contains bacteria and enzymes that eat away at the nutrients in your pond, and it can help improve your pond’s water clarity. PhosControl® contains aluminum sulfate that binds with phosphorus. Pond phosphorus control products can greatly increase the clarity of your water. Monthly treatments with these products is recommended.

3.    Consider aeration to help keep water clear

Aerators or aerating fountains work to keep water moving and will help exchange gases trapped in the water that are aiding in algae growth. Lake Restoration offers Vitaflume® floating and aerating fountains in 3 different sizes and can move 7,000-10,000 gallons of water per hour. Fountains keep water moving so that algae mats cannot form like they would in more stagnant waters. Aerating fountains help your pond “breathe,” exchange gasses that help weed growth, and they also look great as a centerpiece. Vitaflume® offers optional LED lighting so you can customize the look of your centerpiece and enjoy it in the dark.

4.    If you also have weeds, we recommend using the following pond products for an overall healthy pond:

Dibrox® herbicide: controls floating and submerged weeds like Eurasian Watermilfoil and duckweed.

Mizzen® algaecide: to control filamentous and planktonic algae in scum.

SparKlear® or PhosControl® nutrient reducers: Improve water clarity and reduce nutrients.

Sapphire Bay® Pond Dye: Do give your pond a pleasing blue color.  

Following these steps will help improve your pond’s health starting early in the spring.

Visit LakeRestoration.com, or call a Lake Expert to learn more about these products.

 

 

Kill Mosquito Larvae in Your Pond!

May 2, 2019

Control Mosquito Larvae in Your Pond!

Mosquitos are a pain. Literally. If you live by any body of water, you know that as soon as the weather warms up, the mosquitos invade your yard in full force. This makes it hard to enjoy summer activities outdoors! Not to mention, mosquitos carry a variety of dangerous viruses that can harm humans and animals.

Luckily, there’s a solution for your water to help kill mosquito larvae in your pond before they hatch into biting adults!

Microbe-Lift® is a mosquito larvicide solution you put in your water to help kill mosquito larvae. Treating regularly throughout the spring and summer cut down on the amount of mosquitos coming from your body of water. You add the specified amount to your pond and it will disperse throughout the water within 24 hours.

If you have a large body of water, the Tormada® can make applying Microbe-Lift® so much simpler! The Tormada® is a remote-control product application boat that allows you to apply liquid products to your pond without having to launch a manned boat and use a hand sprayer. This makes treating large bodies of water so much easier and a lot more fun!

Simply poor the amount of larvicide into your boat and drive it around your pond. The product will disperse from the back of the boat. You can fill the boat with water after the initial application and drive it around again in order to get all the product out of the boat. Then you’re done! Simple as that.

Microbe-Lift® comes in three size containers to suit your pond size. The Tormada® boat comes in two versions; the T1 and T2. The T2 boat offers an automatic product flow valve that can be controlled by remote. The T1 is a manual product flow valve.

If you have mosquito problems stemming from your water source on your property, this is an easy solution to cut down on mosquitos and enjoy your summer in your yard!

Visit www.lakerestoration.com to find out more about Microbe-Lift® and the Tormada®.

 

Kill Mosquito Larvae in Your Pond!

May 2, 2019

Control Mosquito Larvae in Your Pond!

Mosquitos are a pain. Literally. If you live by any body of water, you know that as soon as the weather warms up, the mosquitos invade your yard in full force. This makes it hard to enjoy summer activities outdoors! Not to mention, mosquitos carry a variety of dangerous viruses that can harm humans and animals.

Luckily, there’s a solution for your water to help kill mosquito larvae in your pond before they hatch into biting adults!

Microbe-Lift® is a mosquito larvicide solution you put in your water to help kill mosquito larvae. Treating regularly throughout the spring and summer cut down on the amount of mosquitos coming from your body of water. You add the specified amount to your pond and it will disperse throughout the water within 24 hours.

If you have a large body of water, the Tormada® can make applying Microbe-Lift® so much simpler! The Tormada® is a remote-control product application boat that allows you to apply liquid products to your pond without having to launch a manned boat and use a hand sprayer. This makes treating large bodies of water so much easier and a lot more fun!

Simply poor the amount of larvicide into your boat and drive it around your pond. The product will disperse from the back of the boat. You can fill the boat with water after the initial application and drive it around again in order to get all the product out of the boat. Then you’re done! Simple as that.

Microbe-Lift® comes in three size containers to suit your pond size. The Tormada® boat comes in two versions; the T1 and T2. The T2 boat offers an automatic product flow valve that can be controlled by remote. The T1 is a manual product flow valve.

If you have mosquito problems stemming from your water source on your property, this is an easy solution to cut down on mosquitos and enjoy your summer in your yard!

Visit www.lakerestoration.com to find out more about Microbe-Lift® and the Tormada®.

 

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