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?
Pond Size ___________Gallons
Or ______ Acre Feet, if more than 64,000 Gallons
___ Doses per 14 Days X 12 =
___Total Doses Total Doses / 24 =
___ # bottles of Pond Clean-up Dry Bacteria
Spring/Fall Liquid treatment: 2 oz. per 1,000 gallons for 8 weeks =
___ gallons of Spring and Fall Clean-Up.
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
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
5 in 1 Tests for:
12 inch net
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
Tropical Night Bloomers:
Water Hyacinth Tropical: Lavender blue bloom spikes
Water Lettuce Tropical: Light Green
Queen of Whites: