One of the most useful tools for dealing with a number of pond water quality and unwanted plant growth problems is beneficial bacteria. We talk about it a lot on this site and have long been amazed at what it can do for the overall health of a pond.
We get emails quite often on it’s “magical” qualities, but really, it’s not magic at all, it’s just good biology put into practice.
But it’s not perfect in every sense.
Is it often a quick fix? No it’s not generally fast acting.
Does it often require patience to use it. Most definately!
And mixed in with all of the positive notes, there are a few that are pretty skeptical or doubtful about what beneficial bacteria can really do. Sometimes it all sounds to good to be true and I think it’s good to be wary when it comes right down to it. And there are pond owners who’ve “tried everything” including bacteria and still not gotten the results they want out of anything they’ve tried.
I can relate pretty well to these folks because I’ve been there and done that.
But over the years, my “doubts” have been transformed to one of a true believer in regards to the benefits of good bacteria. And I’ve learned, more by the hard way than anything else, that there’s a few things (and they’re really important) that need to kept in mind when using this type of pond treatment.
In this week’s video I’ll share those important points so if you’ve used bacteria before and not gotten good results the information in this video may help create a different result should you decide to ever decide to try beneficial bacteria again. And if you remain doubtful that there’s a natural solution to unwanted plant growth in your pond…think again.