Getting Good Results With Beneficial Pond Bacteria
You might say it's like a flashback in time, but I can still remember the day when we started testing our beneficial bacteria in a local pond. It was almost half covered with algae and it wasn't smelling so good either.
Just the summer before, algae had popped up and the owner put some kind of algaecide in, which killed the algae, but it also ended up in a pond wide fish kill too, so he wasn't too keen on using that stuff again.
It was really a perfect testing ground but we had no real idea of what to expect.
We tinkered around with the dosages, kept an eye on some water tests, and after about a month and half, when we finally got the dosing right, we arrived one morning to find the algae completely gone. It seemed like a miracle, and maybe it was...a miracle of nature's intelligence and power, I guess you could say.
On that day, I became a believer in a better way to work with ponds.
When you clean them up, lower nutrients, and reduce muck, you can really change them for the better. They often come out renewed and restored and that's exactly what you want.
Anyway, over the years we've learned a thing or two about getting the best results with beneficial pond bacteria. Most likely you won't get this kind of information from other places that simply peddle the stuff just because it's trendy to be eco-friendly. For us, it's literally the bedrock of our business and our pond management practices and we love it when it changes a pond for the better.
The video below is a great little summary of what we've learned in our years of working with ponds and it will tell you how to get the most out of any beneficial bacteria that you may use in your pond or water garden.