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Pond and Lake Weed Control Product Dibrox™ Herbicide Hits Shelves

June 16, 2016

We are introducing a new pond and lake weed herbicide, Dibrox™ Herbicide to our product line up. Dibrox™ Herbicide controls a wide range of floating and submerged weeds in ponds and around docks.  Dibrox™ Herbicide contains the same active ingredient as Diquat and Reward® herbicide and is quickly absorbed by plants to easily control duckweed in ponds and submerged weeds in pond or lakes.

Dibrox™ Herbicide will now be a part of our signature pond and lake weed control kits, PONDRestore® and Restore Access®.  The PONDRestore® kit includes Dibrox™ Herbicide, Mizzen® Algaecide, SparKlear® and Sapphire Bay® Blue Pond Dye.  The Restore Access® kit eliminates submerged lake weeds, algae and muck around dock or swimming areas and includes Dibrox™ Herbicide, Mizzen® Algaecide and Muck Maid® muck eliminator.  Whether a pond or a lake, we have a complete do-it-yourself weed control kit for controlling nuisance algae and pond or lake weeds.

“Dibrox® Herbicide is a great and affordable addition to the herbicides that we already offer to our customers,” says Chad Hadler, VP of Operations at Lake Restoration.  “We are very excited to add a liquid herbicide that will tackle pondweeds and lake weeds so our valued customers can enhance their summer experience and enjoy their pond and lake at its best!”

Dibrox™ Herbicide can easily be applied to your pond or lake using the TORMADA® product application boat.  The TORMADA® is an unmanned lightweight boat that enables ponds and dock areas to be treated for weeds and algae without launching a manned boat or using a backpack sprayer.  The TORMADA® is easy to use, and has a simple set up.   Easily treat the water right from the shoreline and drive your weeds and algae away.

 

Lake Restoration sells many traditional herbicides and algaecides in its online store. Dibrox™ Herbicide, a Lake Restoration product, is available in five sizes:  8 ounce ($14.85) treats 1,000-2,500 square feet, 1 pint ($21.99) treats 2,500-5,000 square feet, 1 quart ($33.75) treats 5,000-10,000 square feet, Half Gallon ($58.00) treats 10,000-20,000 square feet, and 1 Gallon ($101.00) treats 20,000-40,000 square feet.  

 

Lake Weed and Algae Control Kits Available for Under $100 and New Ultra “G” Kit

June 10, 2015

We have aquatic weed and algae control kits for under $100 and are offering a new size of our RestoreAcces® "G" kit.  These complete kits are a valuable tool in improving access to the water for recreational activities such as swimming, fishing and water skiing.

Our RestoreAccess® dock and swim area control kits are available for $68.00. The RestoreAccess® kit effectively controls submerged lake weeds like milfoil and hydrilla while killing the algae. The kit includes Dibrox™ Herbicide, Mizzen® Algaecide and MuckMaid®.  The all-in-one submerged weed control kit products are quickly absorbed by the plants, allowing for effective management and control in small areas of large water bodies.  “Our customers want their lakefront to look good and that is why we have offered an aquatic weed control option for under $100,” says Mary Jo Furman, Retail Sales Supervisor for Lake Restoration, “We want to help our customers improve their recreational area so they can have fun this summer playing in the water or relax when they are sitting on their dock having a cup of coffee.” 

In addition,  we added a new size to our RestoreAccess® “G” kits.  This is a granular version of the RestoreAccess® and controls a wide range of aquatic weeds and algae.  It also includes MuckMaid® to improve the water clarity and devour the muck so you can enjoy your lakefront.  “With Hydrothol Granular now being packed in 20 pound bags, we are happy to offer a new weed control kit size to our product lineup giving our customers another option to control their aquatic weeds.” The new size treats 2,000 – 4,000 sq. ft. and is available for $155.  Two additional sizes are offered for those that have a smaller or larger lake front.  Treat 1,000 – 2,000 sq. ft. area for $87.00, and 4,000 – 8,000 sq. ft. area for $279.00.

What type of Submersed Weeds are in my lake?

June 10, 2015

Submerged aquatic plants are rooted and are a big interference for our summer water activities.  Knowing what kind of submerged weeds you have will help you in determining how to effectively eliminate the weeds so you can enjoy your lakefront.

Milfoil

Milfoil (Eurasian Watermilfoil) is a very aggressive submersed plant usually found growing in muck, sand or rock.  It can grow nearly 10 feet in length and has aggressively invaded lakes in North America.  Using an aquatic herbicide that is quickly absorbed by the plants is best when trying to control milfoil. 

Hydrilla

Hydrilla stems are up to 25 feet in length and can be rough to the touch.   The leaves typically are branched oppositely near the bottom and on the upper portion of the plant have 2 to 8 whorls of leaves around the stem.

Pondweed

 

There are many different varieties of Pondweed.  Some are curly, while others are wide and wavy.  Curly-Leaf, Clasping-Leaf or Sago are some of the most common types of Pondweed.  Curly-leaf Pondweed typically grows earlier in the season and is often described resembling lasagna noodles.  Curly-leaf grows in dense mats near the water’s surface.  Clasping-leaf Pondweed can sometimes be confused with Curly-leaf.  The easiest way to tell the difference between the two varieties is to look at the tip of the leaves.  Clasping-leaf tips have a pointed tip while the Curly-leaf will have tips that are more rounded.  Sago Pondweed typically grows in recreational areas where there is shallower water.  When viewing Sago Pondweed from the surface, it often resembles blades of long grass that are growing up from the bottom of the lake.

Coontail

If you have a weed that bushes out like the tail of a raccoon and is dark green in color, then you most likely have Coontail.  The leaves are identified as looking bushy or spiny and are more forked.  Coontail actually does not have true roots, but it commonly floats near the water’s surface towards the end of summer.

Southern Naiad

Naiads are typically found growing in the spring and early summer.  Naiads are an annual plant growing each year from seeds.  If not controlled, they can form a dense mass by midsummer.  Naiad has short, narrow leaves that look like ribbons forming off of the stem of the plant. 

We recommend using our RestoreAccess® for controlling Milfoil, Hydrilla, Pondweed and other submersed plants.  This all-in-one aquatic weed control kit includes Diquat herbicide for tackling those submerged weeds.  It also includes Mizzen® algaecide for eliminating algae and MuckMaid® for tackling the mucky bottom of the lake.   If you are looking for a non-herbicide solution, our LAKEMAID® will restore your beach area by cutting through the weeds and revealing a sandy lake bottom beneath.

 

 

 

 

 

Are you Using the Correct Herbicide for your Pond or Lake?

June 10, 2015

What kind of weeds are in your pond? Duckweed, Watermeal, or Submerged Pond Weeds?  How about the weeds in your lake?  Curlyleaf, Milfoil, or Hydrilla? Let our experts help you get the right herbicide for the plant that you are trying to get rid of.

Duckweed is a very small floating green plant, usually smaller than your smallest fingernail.  Watermeal is an even smaller floating plant.  It is usually no larger than a pin head and it shows no visible roots.  Both duckweed and watermeal reproduce very rapidly.  If they are left untreated they can quickly take over a pond within a matter of a couple of weeks. 

If you have Duckweed or Submerged Weeds in your pond, we recommend using the herbicide Fluridone.   Not only will Fluridone control duckweed, it will also control nearly all submerged pondweed varieties.  This herbicide is great for treating an entire body of water and will stay suspended long in the water giving you more control over the plants that you want to get rid of.  We recommend getting the PONDRestore® kit that includes the Fluridone herbicide.  With a few simple steps you will easily control your floating and submerged weeds, get rid of the algae, reduce nutrients and restore your pond’s color to a beautiful deep blue.

Watermeal is generally a more difficult plant to control, and it often coexists with duckweed.  At times it is mistaken for seeds floating on the surface.  A great herbicide for controlling watermeal is Clipper.  Not only will it control your floating weeds, it also treats a variety of algae and submerged weeds.  When using Clipper we recommend applying it as early in the day as possible on a day with good sunlight.  Try to get as much coverage over the entire surface when applying this product.  To get the best overall health for your pond, we recommend using the PONDRestore® Watermeal kit.  This kit includes the Clipper herbicide and will also include Mizzen® Algaecide, Sapphire Bay® Blue Pond Dye and two Nutrient reducers to promote a healthy pond and clarify the water.

If you have lakefront and are only looking at controlling the plants that are located in a specific area such as a dock or swimming area, we recommend using a herbicide that is quickly absorbed by the plants or one that is available in a granular form.  This will give you the most control in the designated area.  Weeds such as Curlyleaf or Milfoil can be controlled with the herbicide Diquat.  Using Diquat in your dock area, you will quickly be able to control the weeds.  When the weeds are near the water’s surface you can simply spray the herbicide or you can even place the sprayer nozzle into the water to “inject” the mixture. 

If you are trying to control Hydrilla, Hydrothol Granular is a popular aquatic herbicide and algaecide that controls nearly all lake weeds and algae varieties.    It works best on firm, sandy lake bottoms and will improve your access to the water for recreation activities.  It can easily be applied with a scoop or broadcast spreader when the plants are actively growing.  It is most effective when applied on a calm day when the water temperature is 60°F or above.

Don’t let submerged weeds and algae take over your summer!  We recommend using the RestoreAccess®.  With this kit you will kill algae with Mizzen®, control submerged weeds with Diquat and even eliminate muck and sludge with Muck Maid®.  If you don’t want to spray the products, the kit is available in a granular form, RestoreAccess® “G”.  When using the “G” kit for effective weed management we recommend doing two applications, approximately four to six weeks apart.

Whether you are trying to control the plants in your pond or lake, we’ve brought together the most effective products to provide your pond or lake with relief from weeds and algae for the entire season.  We’ve tested and used all of the products that we are recommending.  If you are uncertain of what type of weed you have, send us a picture!  Our Plant Experts would be happy to identify which plants you have and give you the appropriate recommendation so you can get back to enjoying the water!


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