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Blanket Weed

Blanket weed or string algae is a common weed in backyard ponds. Blanket weed control systems and methods are varied.

We outline the problems with blanket weed, examine the growth habits and growing conditions of blanket weed. Outline the problems associated with the weed and look at a few of the available blanket weed control measures.

Blanket weed in an algae, usually Spirogyra, Cladophora or Oedgonium. All of these algae thrive on warm shallow water rich with nutrients and form a slimy cover that can smother a pond.