Barley Straw and Barley Straw Pellets For Ponds

Barley straw is one of the oldest tools used in pond management and many people use it for a form of natural pond algae control. Several university studies have tested it's effects on maintaining a clearer pond and the results have showed promise. Today there are a variety of products from actual baled straw, to barley pellets.

It's our opinion, and studies confirm that barley is best used as a preventative to new growth and does not always serve as an effective treatment to existing issues, however personal evidence and experiences from pond owners have indicated that it may work to improve a pond's clarity. With this in mind, and by the fact that it's very safe and natural, it's often worth a try for improving a small pond.

Barley, as it decays, releases an element that's toxic to algae. It can work well with beneficial bacteria, ultraviolet filtration and other common algae control devices.

If you've tried just about everything else but haven't given barley straw a try, give it a shot, it's worked for many happy pond owners.

The baled product below is best used for small ponds.  Use the pellets in larger ponds and lakes.


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Barley Bale - 1 Pound
Barley Straw Bales
Price: $24.95
Price: $24.95
Availability: Discontinued
Easy Pro Item #: EBS1-S -

    This tried and true algae control is gaining popularity once again as a viable option to chemicals. Barley straw will typically treat a pond up to three to four months. It's recommended to apply a second treatment about 3 weeks after the first to ensure no interruption in control. Barley bales may tint the water slightly brown but this is normal. A one pound bale will treat about 75 square feet of pond surface. Our bales use a premium dried barley straw that's custom designed to for algae...

    Barley Straw Pellets - 40 lbs
    Barley Straw Pellets - 40 lbs
    Price: $71.99
    Price: $71.99
    Availability: In Stock
    Easy Pro Item #: EBP40 -

      Barley Straw Pellets are all natural and less messy than traditional barley straw bales. Once exposed to pond water, these barley straw pellets will quickly begin to break down and release active ingredients that help keep pond water clean and clear. As they break down they produce a steady and extended release of humic acids for up to eight weeks. Directions for UseBarley Straw Pellets can be applied directly to the pond water. It is best to beapplied where water is moving and less than...

      Barley Straw Pellets by Microbe Lift 4.4 LBS microbe-lift,barley straw,pellets
      Barley Straw Pellets by Microbe Lift 4.4 LBS
      Price: $24.99
      Price: $24.99
      Availability: Discontinued
      Microbe Lift Item #: BP22-S -

        Barley Straw Pellets work faster and with less mess than traditional barley bales, pillows, or pads. The dissolve quickly, help buffer the pH of the water, and they reduce phosphorus levels in the pond as well. Dosage rates may vary depending on the pond's condition and suggest rates are listed on the package. For example, in a pond of 2,000 gallons, the average dose is approximately 90oz of product. Application Rates Apply every six weeks. You may start your applications any time of the year...