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Pillow Wad - Pond Barley Straw Log

Pillow Wad - Pond Barley Straw Log

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A quick and easy way to keep garden ponds clear.

Barley Straw Logs are a great, natural and environmentally friendly way to kill off the algae in ponds and are a popular alternative to chemical pond treatments. Barley straw is completely safe for fish and plants and can last up to 6 months depending on the amount of algae you have in your pond. The compostable netting will naturally disintegrate in 3 months.

Barley Straw has been successfully used in ponds for hundreds of years. In the middle ages, monks used Barley Straw to clean up their carp ponds. Nowadays, studies have shown the scientific reasons why Barley Straw should be so effective. As it decays Barley Straw releases small amounts of hydrogen peroxide which kills the algae. it is a popular alternative to chemical pond treatments, since it is environmentally friendly, natural and it works just as well.

Barley Straw is suitable for use all year round, and will not harm other plants or fish in your pond.

Key Features

✔ A quick and easy way to keep garden ponds clear.

✔ Popular alternative to chemical pond treatments.

✔ Completely safe for fish and plants.

✔ Environmentally friendly.

✔ Inhibits algae to ensure clear water.

✔ 100% compostable

✔ Barley Straw has been successfully used in ponds for hundreds of years.

Instructions for Use

Directions for Use:
• Use one log per 1000 gallons (approx.)
• For smaller ponds of less than 500 gallons, cut a log in half, re-tie the ends and use one half at a time.
• Float the net of Barley Straw in your pond, ideally placed near the water outlet and tethered just below the surface.
• When the straw has almost fully decayed, place in a fresh net in the pond and then remove the old one two weeks later.
• A small amount of hydrogen peroxide is released as the straw rots.
• For best results, introduce to the pond before algae appears in spring, and replace after 3 months.
• Fully submerge the bag where there is water movement ie. on the outlet side of a filtration system or near a fountain.

Green Pond Tips:
• Make sure that no lime is being washed into your pond from concrete pavers or pointing.
• Even the smallest amount of lime can encourage green water algae.
• Your pond should be at least 75% full of plants, and the surface should be shaded by lots of lilly leaves.
• Pond plants use up the sun and food that algae and blanket weed need to survive.
• Algae is much less likely to gow in a mature pond.

Ingredients and nutrition

Ingredients: 100% natural Barley Straw.

Specifications

SPR Product Code: PW0100

Barcode: 5036145980100

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