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.
will inevitably crop up, so fish it out before it blocks the surface light and starts killing life below it.
But be cautious because they can be moderately labour-intensive, what with cleaning, plant care, feeding fish and controlling algae and blanketweed
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.
I'VE got a large fish pond, but it's covered in blanketweed
, which really spoils it.
CONTINUE to keep ponds clear of debris by cutting back dead foliage of aquatic plants, removing any blanketweed
and clearing leaves with a net.
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.
In a naturally balanced pond the algae will die down naturally as plants provide surface cover but you can provide some help and if your pond suffers from blanketweed
then help is certainly needed before it chokes the entire pond.
They will feed on the blanketweed
algae that turn tap watergreen.