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Treating Cattails with Catt Plex
We often receive calls from customers regarding Catt Plex, a contact herbicide, and how to best use it to treat cattails. Many people fail to understand that there are specific guidelines for being able to successfully kill off cattails...
UV Lighting and Your Decorative Pond
There are “good” and “bad” bacteria in all bodies of water. The bad bacteria releases phosphorus, which becomes a great food source for things such as algae and other aquatic nuisances. The good bacteria is great at breaking down organic material found in the pond. Using UV light wavelengths, or electromagnetic radiation, in the forms of UV sterilizers or clarifiers is a sure way of destroying unwanted bacteria in your decorative pond...
Fountain and Birdbath Maintenance Chemicals Know the Difference!
Fountains, birdbaths, and water features are perfect aquatic decorations for any aesthetic yard-scape. However, if not maintained, these once beautiful aquatic containers can build up sludge and algae growth and the water can become brown or green...
Go Green with Emerald Green
March is the month for things to get green! The weather finally begins to warm up, allowing for the sprouting of green new life, and on St. Patrick’s Day, green is the name of the game. What better way to get in the spirit than to get as green as possible?...
Vinegar Concentrate - Throw out the Bleach
Nowadays, there are countless cleaning products of all shapes, sizes, and toxicities. The average cleaning cupboard is overflowing with bottles of chemicals, some of which leak out strong-smelling and dangerous liquids...
Stop Wasting Chemical Heres How You Can!
Spraying chemical is not a quick job. Whether its herbicide, pesticide, or any other chemical, the process is time-consuming and can get quite pricey, especially if you are wasting chemical by over spraying...
Orange Oil
Nowadays, there are countless cleaning products of all shapes, sizes, and toxicities. The average cleaning cupboard is overflowing with bottles of chemicals, some of which leak out strong-smelling and dangerous liquids. If kids happen to come into contact with the chemicals there could be a hospital visit over the horizon, or worse. Also, after the cleaning is complete, you are often left with the powerful odor of bleach or some other potent chemical.
Fall Pond Treatment Blog Series- 4 Winter Pond Safety Tips
This is the last post in our Fall Pond Treatment Blog Series. I thought it fitting to migrate right into the winter season with some important winter pond safety tips. Most people associate ponds with summer fun, however, there are many activities that you can use your pond for in the winter too. Ice fishing, ice skating, and hockey to name a few. I feel like summer pond safety is common knowledge, but when it comes to winter pond safety people are a little less knowledgeable…at least I am.
Fall Pond Treatment Blog Series- 3 Preventative Pond Maintenance
Last week we discussed how decreasing fall temperatures will determine the direction of your fall pond treatment plan. If temperatures remain high, then you can continue to treat for pond weeds and algae, however when temps start to fall you should shift your pond treatment from a curative perspective to preventative. Let’s look at the difference between curative and preventative pond maintenance.
Fall Pond Treatment Blog Series- 2 At the Mercy of Temps
This is an important time of the season to continue pond maintenance, however, seasonal temperatures will determine which pond treatments you will be able to continue. Last week we discussed late season growth, what to look for, and some factors that may limit your ability to treat late season growth. One of those factors was water temperature.