As you know, herbicides kill lake weeds. They also ruin water quality as the dead weeds rot and release the fertilizer they have taken up. As they rot, they also consume oxygen, causing a massive release of fertilizer from the bottom organic sediment. Fish kills often occur as a result of the oxygen depletion. Herbicides to kill lake weeds do nothing to remove muck fertilizer, nothing to improve water quality, reduce odors, or improve fish growth or health. The USGS cites herbicides as a “. . . potential concern for human health if they affect a drinking water source or occur where there is recreational use. They are also a potential concern for aquatic life. (Robert Gilliam et al, 1999) There are hundreds of publications on the dangers of using herbicides to kill lake weeds.
With herbicides to kill lake weeds, the fertilizer remains in the water. The lake weeds quickly return unless algae shades the water before the lake weeds are established. Then you have a lake full of algae.
Kill Lake Weeds and Pond Weeds
Natural aquatic lake weed control with lake aerators results from fertilizer reductions. All submerged aquatic plants must absorb their major food, carbon dioxide from the water column; not through the roots. The CLEAN-FLO Lake Aerator exhausts carbon dioxide to the atmosphere, reducing carbon dioxide to such low levels that the plants starve. Lake aerator natural aquatic lake weed controls permanently kill lake weeds.
To accelerate the lake aerator removal of phosphates, we add combinations of our Lake Cleanser Special or Lake Care, beneficial bacteria and enzymes. Natural lake weed control is based on water quality. We usually remove over 97% of the fertilizer in the water column. The lake aerator and products reduce fertilizer needed for lake weed growth.
Clean-Flo’s Lake and Pond Weed Control Products
Installing one of our inversion oxygenation systems along with the products below is the best way to naturally control lake and pond weeds.
- Lake Cleanser Special or Lake Care for water quality.
- Sky Blue Super Strength Lake Dye or Midnight Black Super Strength Lake Dye to shade weeds from sunlight.
- Clean & ClearTM To help all microbes work faster.
- Iron Filings Bind phosphorus in lakes / ponds with a short retention time.
CLEAN-FLO lake aeration and restoration systems are really very effective for killing ponds & lake weeds naturally.
Contact us now to make lake weeds free.