Effective pond and lake management is the balance between REACTIVE and PROACTIVE pond management approaches. So knowing the difference between each one and knowing which approach needs to be implemented and when to use it, will create a healthy and thriving pond that your family can enjoy for years to come.
REACTIVE POND AND LAKE MANAGEMENT
· A short-term solution to control unsightly aquatic growth before you implement the proactive pond management plan
· Perform these treatments only when weeds and algae are actively growing in your pond
· Only a quick fix before the PROACTIVE plan has been established
For many years, the accepted method of pond care was to wait for a problem to happen, like an algae bloom or weed growth, and then “REACT to it” with a large chemical application. Although algaecides and herbicides do work great to control weed and algae growth, REACTIVE pond care only provides a short-term solution and does not address the cause of the real problem, excessive nutrients and sunlight. When …