Extract of Barley Straw is the natural solution to algae, blanket weed and green water in your pond PLUS it is chemical-free and is safe for all the fish, aquatic plants and wildlife in and around your pond. Ecopond Extract of Barley Straw helps keep your pond clean and clear PLUS it works much faster than traditional barley straw. Extract of Barley Straw is supplied in a 500ml bottle add 125 mls per 4500 litres initially followed by 20 - 40mls per week as a maintenance dose.
Barley straw have been used for years to keep ponds clear, but it takes up to 4 weeks to start working. Extract of Barley Straw is a liquid alternative to barley straw, which starts to work as soon as you add it to the pond. 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 not 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 added to the surface of the water. Extract of Barley Straw is supplied in a 500ml bottle (with a dosing chamber built in), add it as follows :-
- 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.