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    …your pond will infuse the water column with oxygen and circulate the entire water column. Aeration systems help reduce pond muck formation and weed growth while keeping your fish safe and comfortable. Next to keep your pond water clear and remove accumulated pond muck treat your pond with beneficial…
    …types of weeds in your pond. Most algaecides and herbicides will treat a variety of weeds and algae so it is not always necessary to identify the exact weed but to just determine the class of weeds it belongs to. Weed Classification * Algae: Algae is a cellular plant that is a common nuisance with…
    …used by pond owners to control algae and pond weeds: Chemical and Mechanical. Chemical Control Algaecides and herbicides are commonly used and sometimes the best option to regain control. Some pond weeds like duckweed and watermeal are almost impossible to skim and rake out of the pond because they…
    …PROACTIVE pond care methods. Understanding the differences between them and knowing which method to use and when will ultimately create a healthy pond you can enjoy year after year. REACTIVE Pond Care * A short-term solution to control unsightly aquatic growth* Perform treatments only when weeds and…
    …water clear and clean. Note that pond dyes do not inhibit growth of emergent plants (e.g. cattails) or floating plants (e.g. water lily). For more information on aquatic plants and weeds and how to manage them check out our weed control guide. In addition using pond dye can keep your fish safe in…
    …farm ponds. Their burrows and shelters may change the direction of water flow into or out of the pond. To rid your pond of muskrats there are a couple different techniques. *  Disrupt Their Diet: A muskrat eats aquatic vegetation like cattails sedges rushes water lilies and pond weeds. In some…
    …and aquatic weeds. As the muck layer grows so will your problems with these aquatic nuisances. Muck can also be a breeding ground for leeches as they love to grow and burrow in the muck. Why is Muck Stinky? Muck tends to have a rotten egg smell to it. Those odors are common in ponds that are not…
    …a common nuisance to pond owners especially in the summer. Sunshine warm temperatures reduced oxygen levels and an abundance of nutrients nurture the tiny organisms and in no time they may take over your pond. Algae Explained Algae does not have a defined root system and often floats on the pond's
    weed and algae growth. Geese can also carry problematic items from neighboring ponds. Duckweed and leeches commonly hitch a ride on the feet of water foul like geese and ducks which are then introduced into your pond as they loiter in your yard. Whether or not you should let geese use your pond
    common problem for pond owners is the great blue heron flying above looking for a bit of their favorite snack: fish. There are many tools out there to to discourage the heron to stop at your pond: * Use a heron decoy. Herons are territorial and so if they see that another heron has claimed the pond
    …algae weeds insects leeches and worms. However they also need supplemental nourishment particularly if you're growing them for sport. What to Feed Keeping your pond stocked with a good ratio of prey to predator fish and even adding minnows from time to time will keep a natural balance to the pond.
    …and other invasive aquatic weeds. These herbicides provide broad-spectrum pond weed control in slow-moving water and kill what is actively growing in your pond. If duckweed has not completely taken over your water surface you may notice algae growth mixed in with the weeds – in which case you…