Algaecides, Herbicides & Water Dyes
Vegetation is an important part of any aquatic system, but sometimes it can get out of control and create problems. Too much vegetation in your Pond or Lake can impair recreational activities, reduce oxygen levels causing fish kills and lead to a very unattractive waterway. If you need help with Algaecide application in North Carolina give us a call 336-669-1016 or complete our Pond or Lake Assessment Form.
Pond Lake Management suggests adding a surfactant to your Algaecide or Herbicide to help the chemical stick to the surface of the plant. A surfactant (also known as a wetting agent or spreader/sticker) is a type of chemical additive that acts as a buffer, breaking up the surface tension of a liquid. In weed control products, surfactants added to the solution to help the product stick to the sprayer surface better and is used to help breakdown the plant’s resistance in absorbing the chemical being applied to it. We offer surfactant options below.
Surfactants are a wetting agent, sticker, activator and penetrant all in one. Cide-Kick II helps break down the waxy cuticle on the leaf surface and helps penetrate the bud and bark area (of the woody brush), allowing a more effective uptake of the herbicide. Compatible with most aquatic and terrestrial herbicides, insecticides and pesticides. For maximum effectiveness, a post-emergent herbicide has to come in contact with plant leaves and stay on leaves long enough to seep into the plant and reach the parts of the plant that will damage or disrupt a vital process in the plant. Blocking the way of these chemicals are the waxy exterior layer of plants and the cuticle of leaves.
Our dyes are the best in the industry! Compared to more expensive dyes, Pond Lake Management Water Dyes stay in the water column longer for a longer, more efficient treatment. Our dyes are formulated for a darker rich blue result for a more natural, visually pleasing pond, not the artificial aqua blue generally used in ponds at some venues such as amusement parks.
Adding pond dye to your Lake or Pond is one of several options to help you minimize pond scum growth. The appropriate pond dye formula will help eliminate algae growth, in the water. Environmentally friendly dyes will not harm aquatic vegetation, fish, waterfowl, or plants near the pond. Learn more about Pond Water Dyes, read our blog post, “Six reasons to use Pond or Lake Water Dye“