article: Natural Algae Preventions for the Water Garden
Natural Algae Preventions for the Water Garden
Algae in your water garden is a problem that no on like to face. It is an
ongoing problem that can be controlled by the weather, the water and the plants
in the water garden. When discussing controlling algae in the water garden one
usually thinks about balancing the ecosystem in the water garden.
When you have a lot of fish in your water garden you are going to need more
plants to fight the algae, to balance your environment in the water garden. Some
of the plants that best fight algae in the water garden include Cabomba,
Hornwort and Eleocharis. So what you need to remember most is the more fish you
have, the more plants you are going to need in the water.
If you find that your pond water has been turning green, or that it is already
green, it can take you about six to eight weeks to clean the water garden and
rid your pond of algae. When you use dwarf sagittaria planted directly in the
water garden you are less likely to have any problems with green water or algae
One quick fix for the algae in the water garden is the amount of sunlight that
you pond receives. A water garden is going to need lots of sun to kill off algae
that grows in the water but at the same time you should know that it is possible
to have a clear water pond without having full sun if you are careful in
What are some of the problems in fighting algae in the water garden? When you
constantly change the water in your water garden it is not going to be a
permanent fix to the algae problem. Even if you are using well water, you will
find that your water could have other additives that are not perfect for the
garden pond. Testing your water is going to be the best situation for
controlling the water, and knowing what to add to the water to make it clear
When you are cleaning out the water garden it is best to use a brush or a sponge
to wipe the edges and the bottom of the pool as much as you can to lift algae
out of the water. All tools that you use in the water garden should be bleached
and then boiled to be sure that you are not reinfecting the water garden.
To much fertilizer for your water garden plants can be a leading cause for some
types of algae that grow in the water garden. Be sure to limit fertilizers when
you see any signs of algae growing in the water garden.
Line your pots and containers with materials that are going to keep your soils
in the containers and not to have them floating through the water garden. As the
nutrients from the soil lay in the bottom of the water garden this could cause
algae to start growing because of the unbalanced environment.