June 10, 2015
Watermeal is a challenge to control, and can easily double in area in days. It is the single smallest plant worldwide, making it difficult for the plant to uptake enough herbicide to be effective. It has a thick cuticle on both sides of the plant and shows no visible roots. It looks like a green cornmeal or grits and can quickly infest a pond.
An effective means of ridding your pond of pesky watermeal is to use our PONDRestore® Watermeal kit. This complete kit includes: Clipper Herbicide, Mizzen® Algaecide, Nutrient Reducer SparKlear® and also Sapphire Bay® Blue Pond Dye. You can easily control floating weeds or submerged weeds, reduce the phosphorus and other nutrients and eliminate algae.
Clipper delivers a rapid control of floating and submerged weeds such as watermeal, duck weed, water milfoil and pond weeds. It dissipates quickly from the water column giving minimal restrictions for irrigation. It is easy to use and you will see great results within 7-14 days! Clipper is also available in one pound or 5 pound containers.
Mizzen® Algaecide easily controls filamentous algae and effectively manages planktonic algae. It is a liquid, chelated copper based algaecide that is concentrated. It is easily applied and has zero restrictions for swimming, fishing and irrigation.
The PONDRestore® Watermeal kit also includes a nutrient reducer and a pond dye. SparKlear® reduces the nutrients that enable weed and algae growth. Using a pond dye not only adds a natural looking color to your pond, small lake or water feature, but it will also help block out specific light rays that will deter weed and algae growth.
Our PONDRestore® Watermeal kits are available in two convenient sizes starting at $295. Get the best option for controlling Watermeal and be on your way to a beautiful, clear and healthy pond!
June 10, 2015
We are introducing new pricing for our Mizzen® Algaecide and Sapphire Bay® Blue Pond Dye. The new pricing will allow home and business owners to keep ahead of the scum levels and add a pleasing blue color to their pond, lake or water feature while getting a better value.
A Gallon of Mizzen® covers approximately half an acre for $31.00. It is also available with special bulk pricing as low as $25.95 per gallon. Mizzen® is a copper based algaecide that attacks filamentous and planktonic algae on contact. The algae will die within hours of being treated. With summer fast approaching, algal blooms can occur as frequently as every 10-14 days. By keeping a copper based algaecide on hand, you will be able to keep your scum levels under control and help prevent toxic algae from forming.
Sapphire Bay® Blue Pond Dye will add a natural looking color to your ponds or fountain and may be applied monthly for year-long beauty. Each gallon covers one acre and is available with special gallon pricing for $21.00 each gallon. Aquatic dyes are non-toxic and may be used in ponds that are used for swimming or that contain fish. Application is as easy as pouring the dye into the water. Within a few hours, the dye will quickly spread throughout the pond, lake, or water feature.
“We are happy to offer Mizzen® and Sapphire Bay® in a variety of sizes while offering a special gallon rate,” says Mary Jo Furman, Retail Sales Supervisor at Lake Restoration. “We want consumers to be able to keep their ponds beautiful all season long with minimal effort.” For those that may have a small backyard pond or water feature, Mizzen® and Sapphire Bay® are available in pints, quarts and half gallon sizes. Mizzen® and Sapphire Bay® are both manufactured by Lake Restoration, Inc. in Rogers, MN.
In addition to the bulk pricing, home owners can work with our Lake Restoration experts to custom a complete pond kit that will enhance the overall health and appearance of your pond. Both Mizzen® algaecide and Sapphire Bay®blue pond dye are included in the PONDRestore® kits, a complete pond kit that controls floating and submerged weeds, eliminates algae, reduces phosphorus and restores your pond’s health.
April 23, 2014
Due to uncontrollable geographic properties, a pond’s water may become dull, cloudy, or a dirty brown. A great way to reconcile this and enhance the beauty of your pond is to use special dyes designed for ponds. Pond dyes can be applied at any time. They are not chemicals and will not kill the weeds and algae; however, a pond dye will help slow down weed and algae growth.
We do recommend dying your pond in the spring to help reduce weed growth. This will significantly filter the amount of sunlight that gets to the underwater plants and algae, effectively slowing their growth and limiting the amount of regrowth you’ll experience throughout the season.
Pond dyes are best used in conjunction with herbicide and algaecide applications. The concentrates are easy to use. Pour the correct dose into the pond at one or more locations. Natural water movement will disperse the dye within a few hours throughout the pond. All dyes are food-grade, which means that they will pose no threat to wildlife (fish or otherwise) if the dyed water is consumed. This means there are no restrictions on swimming, fishing, irrigation, or livestock watering when using a pond dye.
Our Sapphire Bay Blue Pond Dye contains a blend of blue and yellow dyes to block out specific light rays that are critical to photosynthesis. It will leave your water a natural, pleasing blue color. Continue to use a pond dye throughout the summer to keep your pond looking great!
Loch Ness Black Pond Dye is great to use in the fall months because it will filter a significant amount of the sunlight from reaching the underwater weeds and algae. This substantially slows the regrowth of aquatic nuisances, leading to less growth the following spring. This black dye will give your pond a bottomless and reflective appearance.
Keep your pond, lake, or water feature looking its best with a Pond Dye. To enhance the overall health of your pond and reduce the amount of regrowth, we recommend using our PONDRestore® kit. You will be able to eliminate floating and submerged weeds, reduce the nutrients with SparKlear®, clear up remaining algae with Mizzen®, and diminish weed growth with our Sapphire Bay® Blue Pond Dye.