Pond Tips Q and A: From Algae to Eco-Pond Liners

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Ronnie Citron-Fink of Care 2.com and I got together last week to do a ‘Q and A’ roundup of common questions regarding pond care and maintenance.  I’ve come up with some great tips and advice for her readers in “Pond Secrets: Create Vibrant, Healthy Ponds With The Green Gardenista,” tackling issues like algae, pond design, fish choices, and eco-friendly pond liners.

Looking for some tips and encouragement?  Read our interview, and follow Ronnie’s own pond and garden adventures as she “goes green” in her own neighborhood!

Algae May Be The Next ‘Green’ Biofuel

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Summer weather usually triggers a season-long battle with algae and pond scum in the waterfalls and ponds that I manage, but according to MIT, the future of green technology may be just as entangled with these easily grown plants.

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Using Barley Bales to Get Rid of Algae in Your Pond or Water Garden

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Going “green” with your backyard pond this year can mean a cleaner conscience, and a cleaner pond!  Of course, no one likes a green pond, when the “green” we are talking about is string algae, and pond scum!  Aside from taking away from the aesthetics of your tranquil oasis, dealing with algae means constant additions of safe chemicals that won’t harm your pond plants and fish, and cleaning both filters and rocks on a regular basis.

After years of balancing the chemical ratios in several of the ponds that I oversee professionally, and struggling to keep algae under control in a few ponds that were constructed poorly, I finally made the switch to Barley Bales  Using Barley Bales to Get Rid of Algae in Your Pond or Water Gardenthis past summer, and I’m never looking back.  While I am always looking for cleaner and greener products, I confess, most often I’m just looking for a product that makes life easier!  Barley Bales are a long lasting, fish and plant safe, chemical alternative, for keeping algae out of your pond or water-garden.

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