- Natural organic method of pond algae control (blanketweed). Safe for use with fish and wildlife - you cannot overdose with barleystraw!
- Pack contains 2 mini bales - each mini bale treats 2000 gallons (9000 litres) for 6 months. (To calculate your volume: length x width x depth in feet x 6.25 = volume in gallons)
- Each minibale is 33x10cm (13x4") in size.
Place barleystraw mini bale in the pond in February - one month in advance of warm March days. Add a replacement bale in July so that it is activated before the earlier one is due for removal in August to maintain continuity. Take the second bale due out in December - no barleystraw is required January due to the cold.
In extremes of hot weather add the second minibale early to help the old one as it is reaching the end of its active life. Remove the old one if it has gone black or it will add to your algae problems as it continues to decompose quickly in the heat.
Supplied with a float to keep the barleystraw minibale afloat - it does not want to rest at the bottom of the pond. The minibale is best positioned near a waterfall or pump outlet so moving water rushes through the barleystraw as oxygen is important for its active process.