Pond Maintenance 101

August 5, 2019

My Pond Algae is Worse than My Neighbor’s

It is human nature to compare. We compare our homes, cars, kids… so why wouldn’t you compare your pond to your neighbors? “My neighbors pond is beautiful and mine is covered in pond algae…WHY?” No two ponds are the same and to expect the same conditions in two different ponds is absurd. Pond algae treatment […]

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July 1, 2019

Barley vs Chemical Pond Treatments

Will barley straw keep my pond clean and clear? Barley Straw is NOT a substitute for pond treatment chemicals. It is simply another way to deter algae growth. Experts are not in total agreement on what it is exactly that allows barley to be effective for algae prevention. Most likely, it is a chemical that […]

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June 10, 2019

Treating Cattails with Catt Plex

We often receive calls from customers regarding their cattails and their treatment plan. Many people fail to understand that there are specific guidelines for being able to successfully kill off cattails. The moment you see signs of growth from the plants, you may expect a complete kill after the first treatment. Just because there is […]

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May 6, 2019

“Is Muck Doctor Right For Me?”

First off, what is muck? Think of all the dead plant matter and fish waste that collect on the bottom of a pond/lake floor. After a bit of time and decomposition, this turns into muck, which is the buildup you may step into when you enter an untreated body of water. Does this sound like […]

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April 29, 2019

Peace with Geese

In the summertime, the obnoxious honking of Canadian geese can be heard for what seems to be miles away from the ponds they inhabit. Not only this, but your yard may be slick with the feces of these feathery fiends. They can be a nuisance during the warmer months and can be quite aggressive when […]

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April 22, 2019

Aeration Enhances – Not Replaces!

We recently had a customer submit a question on our website about comparing the effectiveness of pond aeration vs. pond chemicals to maintain a pond. After reading the question several times, I realized why I felt the need to read it over…because we believe in using both. To compare the use of pond aeration alone […]

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April 22, 2019

Don’t Grow Weeds for Your Fish

Fish habitat is important to consider when building a pond.  One huge mistake that fishermen make is allowing submerged weed growth to take over their pond in an attempt to provide habitat for fish.  This ultimately gives weeds a foothold, the fisherman gets busy and the pond care gets neglected.  Boom!  Weeds everywhere!  Wife unhappy! […]

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April 8, 2019

Will Pond Algae Treatments Hurt My Fish?

This is probably the number one reason pond owners are hesitant about having their pond algae treated; they are worried about pond algae treatments killing their fish. We would be lying if we said there weren’t risks involved; however, we are confident that we can successfully treat for pond algae and keep your fish safe. […]

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March 25, 2019

Early Spring Weed and Algae Spikes are Expected

After a lengthy winter, your pond may look a little like your garage: messy and full of unwanted items. In other words, once the weather warms up consistently in the spring you may notice that your pond is now full of weeds and algae. This is mainly due to three factors: 1. Sunlight/Water temperature increase […]

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