Knowing Your Pond Weeds

Knowing Your Pond Weeds

Identifying your pond weeds can be trickier than you think. There is a wide variety of water weeds that can occur and many of them look just like the next. To keep your pond water is the best shape possible, knowing what to weed is critical.

Most Common Floating Plants

From Algae to Duckweed, several floating plants are a pond no!  If you are noticing green little and free-floating substances in your pond that looks like cornmeal— it could be Watermeal.

An erect stalk with a single spike, of 8 to 15 flowers and that can often be found 1 meter above water is most likely a Water Hyacinth.

Moss or scum like build up that creates mat-like growth under the water is the commonly known Algae.

Submerged Plants

There are many under weeds you’ll want to keep your eyes peeled for as well. Curly-leaf Pondweed can appear like a reddish brown in the water and green outside the pond. The one visible thing to look for is the crispy texture.

If your submerged plants are thin and oval shaped, you could be dealing with Clasping-leaf Pondweed.

Emergent Plants

The most commonly known emergent plant is the Water Lily. There large, heart-shaped leaves help them stand out from the rest.

Watershield, similar to a water lily floats to the surface but is rooted and their leaves area around 1 to 2 inches across.

Once you identify your pond weeds, you can begin learning how to get rid of them.

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