When and How to Apply Aquatic Herbicides to Lakes?

What Are Aquatic Herbicides? Aquatic herbicides are chemicals designed to control or eliminate overgrown, invasive, or otherwise unwanted aquatic plants and algae. Excessive aquatic plant growth can put a lot of pressure on a lake’s ecosystem. This can lead to fish kills and other problems, so it is important to monitor and manage the plants in your waterbody. Aquatic herbicides are an effective management tool to consider....

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6 Pond Maintenance Tips for 2022

6 Pond Maintenance Tips for 2022

As ponds age, they accumulate nutrients in a process called eutrophication. This enrichment process stimulates the growth of aquatic life. As time passes and organisms live and die, material in the pond accumulates, resulting in a buildup of nutrients and sediment that can cause excessive plant growth and reduce the lifespan of a pond. As a pond owner, it is your responsibility to take a proactive approach to managing and maintaining your pond....

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How Long does it Take for Hydrothol Granular to Work?

How Long does it Take for Hydrothol Granular to Work?

Hydrothol Granular is a contact herbicide and algaecide that is rapid-acting. It can be used to treat a wide range of underwater weeds, while simultaneously controlling problematic algae. Because it acts rapidly, it works effectively in slow moving water in addition to still water. It can be used in lakes and ponds, as well as in irrigation and drainage canals....

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How to Get Rid of Duckweed

What Is Duckweed Exactly? Duckweed is a bright green, free-floating plant that is visible on the surface of a pond, lake, or slough. It is recognizable by its flat clover shape with two to five very small fronds (clover leaves), and one root that hangs beneath the surface....

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How to Apply Aquatic Herbicides

How to Apply Aquatic Herbicides

Before applying aquatic herbicides, consider some questions: What type(s) of weeds do you have? What is the treatment area (square footage and average depth)? What are your realistic expectations for the area? Once you have answered these questions, you can move to action: purchase a product that is labeled for effective control of the target weed(s), read the label, prepare your equipment, and finally perform the aquatic herbicide application....

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