It’s very important to control weeds in a lake or pond due to their many effects on aquatic life. The IPM approach will provide you with a framework for proper weed control. The IPM involves the use of chemicals, natural and machines to control lake weeds. You should consider starting removing aquatic weeds before they cover all pond or lake. In this article, I will outline the major ways you require to control the weeds.
You can use the biological control methods to remove weeds since they are easy to employ and are cheap. You can employ the triploid grass carp. In this method you use the triploid grass carp. Before using this method you should have a license. The price of the triploid is dictated by the area to be weed and the species of weeds. Its is therefore critical to restock them regularly to maintain pest management. Biological ways helps save cost.
You can also employ mechanical ways to manage weeds. Despite the fact that mechanical means are not affordable, they can give good results. If you choose to use mechanical method to remove weeds then you have to remove the remains to prevent them from decomposing which could cause poor aeration in the lake. It’s advisable to use mechanical weed control immediately the weeds starts growing in the lake. Instant removal of weeds prevent spreading.
You can also employ chemical treatment to remove weeds. Chemical application should be done keenly. Use of herbicides needs experts or authority. Although many people see it as expensive, its effective in completely eliminating the weeds. Application of chemicals needs experts since its dangerous. Poor aeration causes killing of fish and dangerous disease breakouts and can be homes to parasites.
Use of herbicides is another effective way of remedying the harmful effects of weeds. Herbicides treatment is best done during spring before the submerged weeds start spreading since the vegetation will have less time to build up and become unable to manage. In contrary, the use of chemicals on emerged plants is effectively done during the winter seasons when the plants are not active. You should make sure that you apply the herbicide on only a small portion of the pond and not everywhere. Using the herbicides on some places of the lake and leaving others will help you attain proper circulation. The best approach to seaweed control is identifying the weeds and then choosing the best management technique for controlling the weeds. Efficient weed management will increase the number of fish and make it easy to cruise. All these methods should be used for proper weed management.