Bacterias and Enzymes, Natures Cleaners

 

Organic Pond Care

Clean-Up Summer Bacteria

Organic waste is the single largest contributor to poor pond water quality and the growth of unwanted plants, such as weeds and algae. Water clarity and sludge removal using bacteria and enzymes is a natural, chemical-free way to reduce pond organic matter. The small 1-ounce dry packets are more effective in dispersing bacteria throughout the whole pond, compared to using larger, fewer dosage amounts. The blend of bacteria we’ve chosen, along with the addition of chopped barley, works very well at reducing organic matter in your pond and reducing the likelihood of an algae bloom. $32. / 24 Ct.1 Oz. Dry Bacteria Packets Treats 24,000 gallons or ½ acre


Spring and Fall Clean-Up

This stuff works better than anything we have ever tried for cold water applications. This is a vital part of keeping any pond clean during the colder months, where natural bacteria don’t do a lot for your water quality for more than 5 months a year, due to cold weather and water temperatures.

$89./ GallonTreats 64,000 Gallons or ¼ acre

 

What do I need for my pond?

Customer________________________________

Pond Size ___________Gallons

Or ______ Acre Feet, if more than 64,000 Gallons

Dry Bacteria

___ Doses per 14 Days X 12 =

___Total Doses Total Doses / 24 =

___ # bottles of Pond Clean-up Dry Bacteria

Liquid Bacteria

Spring/Fall Liquid treatment: 2 oz. per 1,000 gallons for 8 weeks =

___ gallons of Spring and Fall Clean-Up.

Or

1 gallon of Spring and Fall per ¼ Acre =

___ Gallons Spring and Fall Clean –Up

These products are safe for all fish, pets, wildlife, plants, and people!

167 Mansion Rd. Hollis, ME 04042

207-727-3910

www.mygardenspa.com

 

Algae Fighting Products

Algaway 5.4

1 Gal. $62.051 Qt. $22.45

Great for Swim ponds and pools. Prevents and gets rid of suspended algae and kills string algae can be applied to areas containing fish and plants. Safe for everything since it dissipates quickly. Safe for Swimming ponds and pools!

Algae Off

25 lb. $144.0010 lb. $58.502 lb. $19.80

For large blooms of algae, sprinkle this powder directly onto algae to kill it on contact.

Algae Fix

32 oz. $27.9064 oz. $50.401 gal. $86.40

Keeps ornamental ponds and water gardens clean and clear of algae, while minimizing future algae problems.

 

Garden Pumps

 

Most water garden pumps are used to both filter water and run moving water such as waterfalls or fountains. There are 2 basic types:

#1 Submersible

These pumps used to be put right into the bottom of the pond, although today, you are more likely to find them located inside of a skimmer box. They are easy to install and can be fairly efficient.


#2 Above Ground Pumps

These pumps are more efficient although rarely used in today’s average water garden. More plumbing is required and they cost from about $300 to about $600.

The cost range varies with quality and energy efficiency. Pumps referred to as “mag-drive” are very efficient submersibles up to about 3,000 gallons per hour.

We like to use a variable speed above ground pump whenever possible as these pumps are very functional and energy-efficient, as they can be slowed down when not needed for waterfalls or fountains, are being used or viewed. For serious water these pumps are great.

 

Garden Filters
 
There are as many filters as there are pumps in the water garden industry. 3 basic needs are present when trying to filter your water garden:

1. A pump is required for any filter so you must protect the inlet of your pump from plugging up, this is sort of pre-filtering of large debris. It usually involves a screen of some sort on the intake of your pump. For some small (5′ x 8′ x 2′ deep) ponds a bottom filter is about all that is required for filtration. This filter connects to a pump at the bottom of your pond.

2. Skimmers are probably the only real innovation in the water garden industry to date. All skimmer boxes today are made of plastic, a concern here in the freezing north country, and in hot climates where plastic can take on its own shape in the midday sun. We believe that most water gardens benefit from skimming as this is where most debris first enters the pond ecosystem. Today’s skimmer boxes can accommodate a submersible pump or a plumbed suction line from an external pump. These units go in the ground behind your liner outside of the pond. They have a leaf basket and a filter matt which keeps the pump clean and free of debris.

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3. Water is moved from the pump to some sort of filter container or vessel. These can be complex systems of media that must be cleaned periodically, or as simple as what many refer to as a bog or biofilter. These filters from size; the larger, the better to some extent. We find bog filters to be very easy to care for. They require only a few hours per year to maintain, and they are essentially plants filters and mature into very pretty gardens in and of themselves. This bog filter is full of water celery. Most “kits” sold today come with a waterfall filter. This has its use in very limited spaces, but not in an easy-care garden. They must be cleaned frequently and are also vulnerable to freezing and hot temperature movement.

 

Accessories

 

There are several items you may want to purchase to care for your water garden, a few of which may be:


Ph Test Strips
$12.99

5 in 1 Tests for:

  • pH
  • Alkalinity
  • Nitrate
  • Nitrite
    • Pure white/lush green leaf
    • Med/Lg.
    • Very fragrant/Lgst. WhiteHardness (0- 425)
      Thermometer
      $4.99This is a sinking thermometer.

      • Easy-to-read Fahrenheit & Celsius Scales.
      • Measures from 120°F to -20°F.


      A Leaf Net with a Pole
      $49.95

      12 inch net


      Pond Scissors
      $39.98

      • Telescoping 6-12 foot pole
      • 49-inch handle makes trimming your lilies and other plants a breeze to keep healthy and blooming

      Aquatics Plants
      Plant Choices Subject to availability at the time!

      8″ Marginals
      10″ Marginals

      Arrow Arum: Glossy Green Foliage

      Arrowhead Leopard Spot: White Flower

      Arrowhead: White Blossom

      Bamboo Dwarf: Green Foliage

      Bog Bean: White Fragrant

      Bulrush Green: Brown Seed Head

      10″ Bulrush Variegated: Green/White Foliage

      10″ Canna Black Knight DWF: Deep Red Burgundy Foliage/Tropical

      10″ Canna Longwood: Salmon/Tropical

      10″ Canna Stadt Feltbach: Peach Orange/Tropical

      10″ Canna Variegated: Yellow Striped Beauty

      Cattail Minima: Sm. Brown Catkin

      Chameleon Plant: Tri-color foliage Exceptional addition

      Clover Variegated: Variegated Foliage/Floats/Spreads

      Forget Me not: Sky Blue Clusters

      Giant Horsetail: Large Bushy

      Giant Pickerel Rush: Blue flower/lush green

      Giant Vari. Reed Grass: Pampas Like Plumes

      Iris Blue Flag: Blue Purple

      Iris versicolor Deep Rose: Two-Tone Pink

      Iris Versicolor Wild Wine: Two-Tone Pink, Lighter Than Deep Rose

      Iris Yellow Flag Vari.: Showy Yellow Variegated Foliage

      Iris Yellow Flag: Yellow (Needs Regular Division)

      Lavender Musk: Profuse Lavender Bloom Mid Summer

      Lizards Tail: White Droopy Flower Spikes

      Lobelia Cardinalis: Intense Red Blooms

      Marsh Marigold Giant: Yellow First Bloomer in the Spring

      Micro Mini Cattail: The Smallest Cattail

      Needle Rush: Grass Like

      Palm Umbrella DWF: Tropical/Excellent Foliage

      Palm Umbrella: Tropical/Excellent Foliage

      Papyrus Dwarf/Giant: Large Seed Head Flower

      Papyrus Dwarf Tropical: Unique Flower

      Pickerel Rush: Blue/Purple Flower Spike

      Pickerel Rush White: Unique White Spike

      Rain Lily: White Star Shaped Grass Like Foliage (Beautiful)

      Rush Corkscrew: Spiral Curly Foliage

      Rush Soft: Reed Texture

      Rush Spike: Needle Foliage

      Society Garlic: Delicate Green/White Foliage Lite Pink Bloom/Aromatic

      Star Grass: White Star Bloom

      Strawberries/Cream Grass: White Green Pink Blades

      Sweet Flag Variegated: Bold Variegated Foliage

      Sweet Flag: Green Foliage

      Taro Green: Tropical/Large Elephant Ear Shaped Foliage

      Water Celery: Small White Clusters of Flowers

      Water Celery Variegated: Tri-Colored Foliage

      Water Mint: Lilac Blooms/Aromatic Foliage

      Water Poppy: Tropical/Lite Yellow Lily Like Foliage

      Water Baby’s Breath: White Breath Like Sprays

      Zebra Rush: Green Spike/Cream Bands

      Tropicals

      Albert Greenburg:

      • Chg. pink/orange/apricot
      • Med/Lg.
      • Robust/blooms into fall

      Blue Beauty:

      • Large rich blue blossoms
      • Lg.
      • Profuse blm/Fragrant

      Electra:

      • Speckled bud/Striking
      • Elevated

      Margaret Randig:

      • Lrg. Fragrant Dk. Blue
      • Med/Lg.
      • Long Season Many Blooms

      Martin Randig:

      • Soft Pink/Speckled Leaf
      • Med/Lg.
      • Long Season Many Blooms

      Pink Star:

      • Soft Pink Yellow Ctr.
      • Med.
      • Very Fragrant/Elevates High

      Tina:

      • Purple Blooms/Yellow Ctr.
      • Med.
      • Vibrant/ Best Tropical

      Tropical Night Bloomers:

      • Pink
      • Red
      • White

       

      Floaters

      Water Hyacinth Tropical: Lavender blue bloom spikes
      Water Lettuce Tropical: Light Green

      Hardy Water Lilies

      Arc-En-Ciel:

      • White/hint of pink/mottled leaf
      • Med/Lg.
      • Purple/bronze pink /Ivory

      Attraction:

      • Lg. Garnet/Green Leaf
      • Med/Lg.
      • Very Vigorous

      Berit Strawn:

      • Orange/Yellow/mottled leaf
      • Sm/Md.
      • Exceptional in Tubs

      Charlene Strawn:

      • Mid. Yellow/Grn. leaf
      • Med/Lg.
      • Elevates Blossom/Fragrant takes shade

      Chromatella:

      • Vigorous Yellow
      • Sm/med.
      • Free Blooming

      Colorado:

      • Salmon pink/glossy leaf
      • Med/Lg.
      • Heavy Impressive leaves

      Comanche:

      • Apricot to copper/Olive leaf
      • Med./Lg.
      • Blooms/takes some shade

      Fabiola:

      • Rich pink/dk. leaf
      • Many blooms/long season

      FireCrest:

      • Hot pink/deep green leaf
      • Med/Lg.
      • Orange stamen/cup-shaped blossom

      Helvola:

      • Heaviest Blooming Yellow
      • Mini
      • Great for tub gardens

      Joey Tomocik:

      • Lemon Yellow Mottled leaf
      • Robust/our heaviest bloomer

      Mansaniella:

      • Deep rose/green leaf
      • Prolific Bloomer/Fragrant

      Mayla:

      • Lg. Dbl. Fushia
      • Profuse Bloomer

      Native White:

      • Wht. Yellow Ctr./gr. leaf
      • Fragrant/ Deep Water

      Native Yellow:

      • Yellow Ball/very lg. leaf
      • Colder/deeper water dependable

      Peach Glow:

      • Elevated peach cup shape
      • Med.
      • Double peach prolific

      Pink Opal:

      • Coral red/cup-shaped
      • Med.
      • Elevated bloom/good for cutting

      Queen of Whites:

      • White yellow ctr.
      • Med/ Lg.
      • Cup-shaped free blooming

      Rembrandt:

      • Brilliant Red/mottled
      • Sm/med
      • Compact plant

      Rose Arey:

      • Rose Pink
      • Med.
      • Fragrant star-shaped

      Sioux:

      • Yellow to copper/bronze
      • Sm/med.
      • Star-shaped bloom

      Sultan:

      • Cherry red bloom
      • Sm./Med
      • Prolific good for tubs

      Sumptuosa:

      • Strawberry pink/reddish leaf
      • Med/Lg.
      • Early bloomer/Fragrant

      Sunny Pink:

      • Soft Pink/lush green
      • Med/Lg.
      • Multiple Blooms/floats on water

      Texas Dawn:

      • Yellow blossom/Freckled
      • Med/Lg.
      • Lg.Peony shaped

      Virginalis:

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