Algae Corner: Identifying Weeds & Algae by Look and Feel

Today, we're going to visit a pond, pick some weeds and algae out of the water, and identify them. By knowing what you have growing in your pond, you can determine the best treatment options.

In order to properly kill pond algae and prevent future algal blooms, the algae type first must be identified. You can look at the algae category (planktonic, filamentous, or macroalgae), the algae color, and the algae texture and feel to identify it. Then you can properly get rid of the pond algae.