Lily pond is a beautiful and popular way to create a visually appealing pond that can add romance to a backyard garden. They create oxygen in the water and create shade for fish, which is needed especially during the hot summer months. Lilies also help to filter the water and keep it clear. Unfortunately, lily pads are growing rapidly and will eventually take over small ponds if they are not handled properly. River up lily pads with the root is an alternative, but a simpler way is by applying an aquatic herbicide.
Purchase all the necessary ingredients for chemical removal of water lilies. Both an herbicide and a surfactant may be required. The herbicide is the chemical that actually kills the lily pad, but the surfactant breaks down the waxy outer skin of the water lily so that the pesticide can work. Put on all protective clothing and gear. Prepare the solution containing water, herbicide and surfactant in the tank of the hand syringe according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
Use the hand syringe to detect treats the places where it should not be lily pads. Evenly moisturize water lilies with the herbicide solution. It is much better to be liberal with the amount of solution than not to apply an amount that will be ineffective. Do not spray all water lilies in the pond because keeping some around keeps the pond ecosystem healthy. Dispose of any remaining solution in the hand syringe in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions. Do not store any of the remaining solution. Triple rinse the hand spray tank and allow it to air dry before sealing and storing it.