Organic blanketweed control in wildlife ponds

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 Keep wildlife ponds free from blanketweed:

Organic blanketweed control in wildlife ponds uses organically grown barley straw grown with no pesticides:

  • Available either as the straw itself (Barleystraw minibales) or the liquid concentrate (Barley Bio Algae Control) for a smaller water area.
  • Barleystraw products work by inhibiting the algae growth not by killing it.
  • These products are safe for fish, wildlife, pets and children.

Avoid chemical products in the pond water:

  • They can kill helpful enzymes and bacteria from your pond.
  • This leaves the pond dependent on regular, ongoing, expensive chemical treatment.
  • Many products claim to kill blanketweed and algae.
  • They will kill the blanketweed and then reduce it to sludge on the pond base.
  • This gives a high nutrient level in the pond water.
  • The high level of nutrients will encourage & feed the next wave of blanketweed.
  • The chemical killer will not remove the sludge from the pond base or attempt to balance the pond ecosystem for the wildlife like the organic blanketweed control methods will.
  • Beware - chemicals could harm or inhibit the growth of your pond plants too.

You will also need the correct balance of planting in your wildlife pond.