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aquatic weedsTips and Tricks on Using Aquatic Herbicides

Aquatic weeds are actually beneficial to your pond, providing many benefits such as natural filtration, food and habitat for fish. However, when aquatic weeds grow in excessively large amounts they can be more than just an eyesore. Lack of treating these weeds can result in them becoming a nuisance. Aquatic weeds have been known to disrupt boat access and often gets in the way of fun recreational activities like swimming and fishing. Effectively managing growth before it gets out of control will prevent weeds from taking over your pond and making it look unattractive.

Here at Solutions Pest and Lawn we can help you to figure out how to tackle your aquatic weed issue using our professional-grade products. We carry the best products on the market when it comes to controlling weeds that are in your ponds and other bodies of water. Also as a supplement to our products, we have free helpful guides on how to apply and properly use the aquatic herbicide products we carry. On top of that, we also have customer service experts who are standing by to help you whenever you need it. For dealing with aquatic herbicides and the weeds that they treat, it’s best to have little knowledge before taking action. 

How To Get Rid Of Aquatic Weeds Using Aquatic Herbicides: 3 Step Solution

Removing aquatic weeds doesn't have to be such a big hassle when you know the right techniques and have the right tools at your disposal to conveniently streamline the process. That's where we can help by sharing with you our simple to execute 3 Step Solution and giving you our top recommendations of aquatic herbicides that will get the job done. Follow these directions and you will have your pond or lake back the way you want it.


Step One: Identify The Problem Weed. Aquatic Weeds can be separated into three groups. These include floating weeds, submerged weeds and emergent weeds. We have a detailed guide on aquatic weed treatment in our Knowledgebase that you can check out or you can contact us at identification@solutionsstores.com and send us a photo of the problem weed and we can both identify it and give you the proper instruction to remove the weed.


Step Two: Once you’ve identified the target weed the next step is to select the treatmentmethod to manage the growth. Liquid herbicides like Diquat, Ecotriclopyr 3 SL and Fluridone are a great solution because they attack weed growth in shallow water on or above the ponds surface and can be spread evenly with a pump sprayer.


Granular herbicides like Cutrine Plus are best utilized when weeds are submerged as blankets under the water surface, in deep areas of the pond or in ponds with flowing water. These heavier granules can be applied with a hand spreader and will sink directly onto the weed beds.


Step Three: Apply the herbicide of your choosing to your pond during ideal temperatures. Depending on the size of your pond, you may need to treat the pond in sections, waiting 2 weeks between treatments until you’ve treated the entire pond. There is a more detailed guide on applying weeds in our Knowledgebase.


For assistance when selecting the best herbicide for your pond it may be helpful to refer to our online DIY guides by navigating to our knowledge base or contact us directly via email at askapro@solutionsstores.com or calling our customer service line at 1(800) 479-6583.

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