Gardens Combating algae
types of plants are best at combating algae in a pond?
that grows rapidly and so removes nutrients from the water will
help in the reduction of algae. At least that is the theory!
In actual fact the plants
that are the best at it are all noxious weeds in New Zealand and
so are not available. Also, our summer is longer and hotter than
those countries where this theory is promulgated. I recommend using
a good filter system to control algae and planting for aesthetic
reasons and to provide shelter and spawning places for fish.
Gardener, Issue 88, 2001, Page 22
Reproduced with permission from the former Weekend Gardener magazine. The views expressed here are not necessarily those of the RNZIH.