Perk up your pond: If blanketweed
and algae have built up, covering too much of your pond, remove it with a rake or twist it around a bamboo cane to get it out.
REMOVE WEEDS IN HOT weather, blanketweed
tends to spread quickly, along with other algae.
Remove weeds In hot weather, blanketweed
tends to spread across the surface of the pond quickly, along with other algae.
They feed on the blanketweed
algae that turn new, mineral rich, tap water ponds green.
Expert tip: Blanketweed
is a problem for fish keepers as it will alter the acidity or alkalinity of the water and upset the balance and oxygen levels.
KEEP ponds clean by removing blanketweed
, dying leaves and flowers of water plants.
Green water is caused by the presence of millions of suspended algae cells, which multiply rapidly during the spring and summer months, while blanketweed
tends to be more stringy and coarse and is caused by more filamentous species.
- every time you top up your garden pond with tap water, you boost the nutrient levels, which is when algal slime is encouraged.
er t Remove it using a rake or twist it around a bamboo cane to lift it out - preferably in the morning when th water is cool, as baby newts tend tswim into the blanketweed
later in t day and you want to avoid removinthem as well.
But be cautious because they can be moderately labour-intensive, what with cleaning, plant care, feeding fish and controlling algae and blanketweed
For the past 10 days, ``substantial quantities'' of waterweed and blanketweed
have been removed from the surface and bed of the lake in an attempt to restore it to its former glory.
l KEEP ponds clear of any blanketweed
and the yellowing leaves of water lilies.