5-Step Plan for Algae Control in Water Gardens
String algae. It seems to just grow and grow, leaving a tangled mess in streams and water gardens. Like other types of algae, string algae thrive on sunlight and excess nutrients like fish waste and decomposing organic matter in the water. Here is a five-step plan designed to get string algae under control.
Add Plants: Water lilies, water hyacinth, water lettuce and other floating aquatic plants look much nicer than algae. These ornamental plants will also feed on excess nutrients that algae also consumes, so plant away! A simple rule of thumb is to have 60% of your pond...
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