Blanket Weed (String Algae) Solutions
Blanket Weed is the common name given to algae growth that commonly manifests itself in long stringy threads which, if left untreated become huge mats that smother plants in the pond & can even trap fish with fatal results. Blanket Weed can grow at an fantastic rate & virtually every pond will experience this undesirable growth at some time or other.
Increasing planting, especially with surface cover plants to reduce light penetration can help but other methods usually need to be employed to effect control. There are many treatments that will control this nuisance algae which include algicides, mineral additives & bacterial & enzyme products.