Aquatic Weed Management

Managing aquatic vegetation can be a daunting task, but don't let it be. You love your pond, and most pond owners hate to see chemicals and herbicides dumped into their little slice of heaven.

We offer grass carp as a biological controls species.

As well as an array of bacterial pond conditioners and natural dyes to get your pond looking great in no time.

Algae

There are two major types of algae.

Planktonic Algae are microscopic and look like thick green scum.

Filamentous Algae are thick and stringy and can appear to as floating or sinking mats.

Grass Carp do not control planktonic algae, while only smaller grass carp will consume filamentous algae. However, they will eat either type if no other plant species is available.

Submerged Plants and Floating Plants

Submerged plants are permanently rooted to the soil and has most of their mass below the surface of the water.

Species include watermilfoil, hydrilla, coontail,and pondweed. Grass carp control all of these very well. 

Floating plants have roots that penetrate the soil, while the plant mass grows above the water.

Species include waterlilies, duckweed, and water hyacinth. Smaller grass carp may consume the roots occasionally but typically unreliable.

Emergent Plants

Emergent plants are rooted plants often found near the shoreline that emerge above the water and typically have harder stems.

Species include cattails, bulrush, and spatterdock. Grass carp are not generally good at controlling emergent plants.

Other Methods

We offer natural dyes and pond conditioner that help remove all the extra nutrients in your pond that help algae and plants to grow.

Identify A Plant

Knowing what weed is causing you problems can help you get the problem resolved.

View this Slide Show from the University of California

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