"The Septic Treat worked so well that tanks became half empty instead of overflowing. Now I would like some more please, also some stuff to stop sinks from smelling so horrid in the summer. Susan"

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Beneficial Bacetia - Bacteria are one of natures wonders and our range of beneficial bacterial additives increase the number of helpful bacteria in ponds, septic tanks etc.

 

  • Eco pond Treatments - natural treatments for algae, blanket weed and duckweed.
  • Clarity & Clarity PRO - keeps ponds clear and algae free.
  • EM Mud Balls - stops algae growth in water features.
  • Drainmate and Septic Treat - keeps drains and septic tanks working efficiently.
  • Compost Treat - Successful composting relies on the right bacteria being present. Don't leave it to chance and add these beneficial bacteria to your compost heap.
  • Tadpole Food - Adding Tadpole Foods will give tadpoles a greater chance of reaching maturity.

Ecopond Pond Treatments

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Ecopond Pond Treatments - Use these new treatments to keep the water in your pond clean and safe PLUS they offer a natural answer to some of the biggest pond problems algae, blanket weed and duckweed. These eco-friendly pond treatments are manufactured in the UK, are chemical-free and are safe for all the fish, aquatic plants and wildlife in and around your pond.

Extract of Barley Straw - This liquid barley straw extract is the natural solution to the problems of algae, blanket weed and green water in your pond. Ecopond Extract of Barley Straw helps keep your pond clean and clear PLUS it works much faster than traditional barley straw. Pads and bales of barley straw have been used for years, but they take up to 4 weeks to start working. This liquid extract of Barley Straw is the simple, clean alternative, which starts to work as soon as you add it. Extract of Barley Straw contains no synthetic chemicals or artificial pesticides and is made in the UK using organic barley straw. Extract of Barley Straw acts as a natural algicide, killing the algae by breaking down the cell wall, which stops the pond water turning green and stops stringy blanket weed from forming. It can be used in any type of pond and with any species of fish.  Product stores for up to 18 months. Extract of Barley Straw is a totally natural product, so it may take a few weeks before you see the full effect. If it is working quickly enough, you can add more as it will not harm your fish, pond plants, wildlife or pets - it is impossible to overdose. It is best added near to a re-circulating system or pond pump, but otherwise, it can simply be sprinkled across the surface of the water.

  • To cure a pond of algae and blanket weed - add 125 mls per 4500 litres initially followed by 20 - 40mls per week.
  • As a preventative measure - add 20 mls per week at the beginning of March until the autumn.

Duckweed Control - Use this natural liquid Duckweed Control to prevent the growth and spread of troublesome duckweed. Manually remove as much duckweed as you can 1st and then add this natural duckweed control to stop it coming back. Duckweed Control contains bacteria, which have been specially selected to remove the nutrients duckweed need to flourish. Duckweed Control will not harm fish, wildlife or other plant life in the pond - plants take their nutrients from the silt in the bottom of the pond so they will be unaffected. Once the duckweed starts to die, it will slowly fall to the bottom of the pond and break down naturally returning nutrients to the pond. Product stores for up to 18 months and it is impossible to overdose.

  • Initial Dose - Using the dosage chamber built into the bottle, measure 25mls for every 450 litres of pond water into a bucket or watering can. Mix with pond water and pour evenly over pond surface.
  • Maintenance Dose - Continue to dose 10 mls per 450 litres weekly to help prevent the re-growth of the duckweed i.e. a 500 ml bottle will treat up to 4500 litres of pond water for approx one month.

Tadpole Food

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Tadpole Foods – Frogs and toads are an important part of your ponds eco-system, but sometimes food can be scarce for their tadpoles. These 2 tadpole foods, have been formulated to give the tadpoles exactly what they need during the different stages of their life.

Tadpole Foods – Tadpoles start off as vegetarians, so use Early Tadpole Food (a vegetable based food), to meet the dietary needs up to the point where they develop back legs (4-6 weeks after free swimming begins). A pinch of food should be sprinkled on the surface of the pond once a day. Once the back legs have formed, switch to the high protein Late Stage Tadpole Food food based on fish meal. There is often not sufficient protein rich food available in the pond, so many tadpoles will not develop into frogs. This Late Stage Tadpole Food is a high protein flake food formulated to provide the protein required at this stage. Sprinkle this flaked tadpole food on the surface of the pond once a day.

Bacterial Additives for Ponds

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Clarity and Clarity PRO - A healthy pond is a clear pond. A healthy pond is a complex environment where fish, plants and other animals live in balance. Sometimes this balance is disturbed. Often this happens in the spring and summer as the pond warms up resulting in algae and blanket weed growth. Keep your pond clear and healthy by adding Clarity or Clarity PRO (depending on the size of your pond).  

 

Clarity is supplied as a powder and should be used in ponds up to 5500 litres (1200 gallons) in size. Clarity is a natural blend of bacteria normally present in healthy ponds and is totally safe for wildlife, fish, frogs etc. By adding Clarity to your pond, these bacteria will clean the pond controlling blanket weed / algae, reduce organic debris, reduce ammonia / nitrates / phosphorous and reduce pond scum / odour in stagnant waters. Clarity is added to the pond between March and September and then a reduced dose is used for the rest of the year. Supplied in 500g tubs - 500g will treat a pond of 2500 litres for 6 months (for smaller ponds it will last longer and for larger ponds (up tp 5500 litres) it will last approx 4 months).

 

"Hi Jon, I just wanted to let you know that the Clarity pond stuff I got from you is absolutely amazing. It cleared our wildlife pond of algae and slime within two weeks, after six years of battling the dratted stuff! Feel free to quote me if you like!" Thanks again Kate


Clarity PRO - Got a much larger pond? Clarity PRO is a much more concentrated form of Clarity for use in larger ponds i.e. over 549 gallons (2500 litres) although any size of pond or lake can be treated.


Clarity PRO - For ponds up to 4500 gallons or 20,000 litres add 62.5g initially, then 2 weeks later add 37.5g, then 2 weeks later add 25g. Repeat dose at monthly intervals. A 25g scoop is supplied. For a pond half the size, use half the amount. Treating a pond of this size, 1 kg of Clarity PRO will last 3 years! making it great value for money. Clarity Pro is supplied as a powder and is dissolved in luke warm water. Allow to stand for 4 hours, with occasional stirring to encourage bacterial activity. Simply add this solution to your pond making application of Clarity Pro very easy.


Clarity PRO Calculation - To work out how much Clarity PRO is needed for a LARGER pond a simple formulae is used :-


Pond Length (m's) x width (m's) x depth (this is average depth in m's) = ? then divide this figure by 1.6 and this is the dose factor in grammes.


i.e. My pond on the land is 10m x 10m x 2m deep, therefore my dose factor is 125g (10 x 10 x 2 /2 = 125)


Clarity PRO Treatment - An initial treatment of 2 x dose factor i.e. in my case 2 x 125g = 250g, followed by a second dose of 1 x dose factor i.e. in my case 125g 2 weeks later and then 1 x dose factor every month after that. Therefore 1kg of Clarity Pro will last me 5 months.

 

N.B. Clarity Pro has been used successfully on amenity ponds and lakes to clear blanket weed and algae matting. For advise on Clarity Pro or help with the formulae, please email dimensions of pond to jon@greengardener.co.uk including depth and I will work out treatments.

Barley Straw Throwers & Bales for Ponds

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Barley Straw Throwers and Bales - Use these Barley Straw Throwers and Bales to keep your pond clear of algae the natural way. Barley straw is 100% natural and is the safe, effective & inexpensive way to improve water quality and stop algae growth without any risk to wildlife or plants. They also have added bacteria (the same as in our Clarity product) in biodegradable sachets, which helps reduce algae re-growth.  

Barley Straw Throwers and Bales - Each thrower contain enough barley straw to keep a 3000 litre (675 gallon) pond clear of algae for 4 months while the larger 2kg bales will keep a 80 sqm pond clear for 4 months. Simply throw them into the pond and as the barley straw rots, it releases compounds which stop algae AND blanket weed growth. Both the throwers and bales have added bacteria (the same as in our Clarity product) in biodegradable sachets, which help reduce algae re-growth (by reducing nutrient levels). When the water is cold it takes approximately 4 weeks for the barley straw to start rotting and to start working, but the process happens much quickly in the summer - only 1-2 weeks when the water is above 20c. For best results add new throwers/bales every 3 months, so that new barley straw is in place working BEFORE the straw in the original throwers/bales have completely rotted i.e. remove the old nets once a new thrower/bale has been in-situ for a few weeks.

1 x Barley Straw Thrower Twin Pack - each thrower treats 3000 litres for 4 months
1 x Barley Straw 2kg Bale - treats 6000 litres for 4 months. Currently unavailable

Bacterial Additives for House

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Beneficial Bacteria - Bacteria are on of natures wonders and our range of beneficial bacterial additives increase the number of helpful bacteria in a number of locations i.e. septic tanks, drains etc.

 

Septic Treat - The natural way to reduce septic tank odours. This totally natural product not only reduces the smells from your septic tank but also increases the performance. Septic Treat contains specially selected natural bacteria which break down complex fats, grease & organic matter. This totally harmless and easy to use powder is simply flushed down the toilet once a week. Septic Treat 500g = 6 months supply.

  

"The Septic Treat worked so well that the tanks became half empty instead of over-flowing. Now I would like some more please, also some stuff to stop the sinks from smelling so horrid in t he summer." Susan by email



Drain Mate - Unblocks drains & reduces odours the natural way. Bacteria are natures invisible cleaners. Drain Mate contains naturally occurring bacteria, which break down fats, grease and organic matter preventing blockages and odours in drains and waste pipes. Easy to use Drain Mate is a powder, which is totally harmless to humans, pets and wildlife and if used regularly will provide free running drains and reduce odours. Simply dissolve 25g in luke warm water and pour it down the drains at least once a week. Drain Mate is supplied in a 500g tub.

Bacterial Compost Accelerator

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Compost Treat - Successful composting relies on the right bacteria /micro-organisms being present, so don't leave it to chance add add Compost Treat to your compost heap. Compost Treat contains a range of beneficial bacteria, which when added to your compost heap will help to produce rich organic compost.

  

Compost Treat - Once added to your heap, the bacteria in Compost Treat stimulate the breakdown of garden AND vegetable waste into compost and is complelely ORGANIC. This 100% natural product is chemical free and can be used all year round to speed up the comoposting of your compost heap PLUS use these bacteria to speed up the composting of grass and leaves. Supplied as a powder, either sprinkle it directly onto your compost heap or dissolve it in a bucket of warm water first and then add it to your heap. A 500g tub of Compost Treat will treat a 1m3 compost heap for 6 months. Apply regularly throughout the year to keep your compost heap performing at its best.

 
Composting Grass Clippings - Grass clippings are not ideal compost material - add too many at a time and they collapse into a slimey, smelly mess. Stop this happening by adding Compost Treat. It contains natural bacteria that accelerates the composting process, is environmentally friendly and easy to use.
 
Composting Leaves - Leaves are very hard to break down and it can take more than a year to produce leaf mould. Speed up the process by adding Bio Compost Accelerator. Supplied as a powder containing both natural bacteria and enzymes. It contains natural bacteria that accelerates the composting process, is environmentally friendly and easy to use.

  

 "I received the compost accelerater you sent - Works great - the effect is visible after only a couple of weeks - 'Nice one' as they say and the worms said to say thanks. Use this recommendation if you want." Regards Tony