Remove algae and pond weed from water features

Remove algae and pond weed from water features

Remove algae and pond weed from water features to keep them looking at their best. Algae turns water an unattractive green. Natural solutions which won’t harm fish or wildlife, such as floating barley pads on the surface of the water or using liquid additives and extracts in the water to subtly change the water’s pH, making it unattractive to algae. But the best way to prevent it is simply to grow more pond plants: aim to keep about a third of the water’s surface covered so your plants out-compete the algae. You’ll find a fantastic selection of aquatic plants available here at the garden centre in Watford; if you’re not sure which to choose, just ask our staff for advice.

Remove algae and pondweed

And make it a weekly task to remove as much blanketweed and duckweed as you can. A net is useful for sieving out duckweed; to remove blanketweed, get a garden cane and twist the blanket weed around the end before pulling it clear. Before composting, leave the weed next to the pond for an hour or two so that any creatures caught up in it can escape. With regular attention at this time of year, your pond can stay clear and beautiful for you to enjoy all year round.

Subscribe to our newsletter

Welcome to our registration page. Enter your details here and click the submit button and you will soon be joining many of our other garden centre visitors who regularly enjoy the benefit of receiving the latest amazing deals on offer, directly to their e-mail.

We will send our exclusive e-mail vouchers to you normally every two weeks, so keep an eye out and remember to check your e-mails on a regular basis, otherwise you'll be missing out on the chance to save money on some of your favourite garden centre products. You will also receive information
about events and news related to the garden centre.

Just to be sure, we won’t sell your e-mail address to anyone else, do comply to the Data Protection Act and will store your e-mail address in a secured database.

Signing up means you accept our terms & privacy notice.

Fields marked with * are required.

More information

Opening hours

  • Monday
    08:30 - 18:00
  • Tuesday
    08:30 - 18:00
  • Wednesday
    08:30 - 18:00
  • Thursday
    08:30 - 18:00
  • Friday
    08:30 - 18:00
  • Saturday
    08:30 - 18:00
  • Sunday
    10:00 - 16:00


Review us