Pond weeds or lake weeds can grow over a water body in no time. If you happen to notice a lake weed or pond weed in any bodies of water, then it is something that you should afraid of because weeds such as duckweed can be very dangerous to native species. Indeed, having overgrowth of weeds in a body of water is very alarming and dangerous because apart from the danger that it can give to native species, it also has the capabilities to destroy the natural ecosystem and not to mention, the destruction of the aesthetic value of the surroundings. If you have a lake or pond that needs duckweed control, below find some useful tips to kill them.
Problems regarding duckweed or overgrowth of weeds can definitely be treated, however, it is still best to avoid them so that you won’t be treating anything at all. It is really important to know the ways on how to prevent having lake weed growth, for instance, if you happen to have a pond which its banks are steeply sloped, then the lake weed will have a difficult time growing in your pond. However, despite having a steeply sloped banks, it is really important to take note of its margins because if there are any shallow margins, then there is still a probability that lake weeds will grow. In order to have an assurance that there will be no growth of lake weeds, then it is important to have a bank at least 4 feet considering that the depth of the water is around 2 to 3 feet. If you will follow the aforementioned instructions, then you will definitely avoid having lake weeds in your lake.
Pull Out the Weeds mechanically – By Hand: If you need to get rid of lake weed from your pond and restore its aesthetic value, initiate hand pulling out the weeds. If the infestation is such that needs greater attention and where hands won’t suffice, you can make use of underwater weed cutter. They are good for nuisance-creating plants like water milfoil and water lilies.
The next technique that you need to remember in order to remove lake weeds is to use the drawdown technique which is best to use during winter season. It is during winters, prolonged freezing leads to sediment exposure.
The last and definitely not the least technique that everyone must keep in mind is to treat the pond or the lake using Herbicide, a chemical which is used to kill aquatic weeds. It is important to use them in a right manner in order to remove weeds without harming fishes and other native species.