Is American Pondweed Taking Over Your Pond?

You can find American Pondweed in both North and South Carolina as well as other states.

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American Pondweed

Jerry and his wife recently moved into a new home. It had a beautiful pond that was visible to everyone that drives or walks by. He loves keeping his pond nice and presentable for all of his neighbors.

Everything was great until he realized weeds were rapidly growing all over the pond. Not knowing his neighbors well, he was worried they would see the weeds and think he wasn’t taking care of it.

He did some research and found that it was American Pondweed, a quick spreading aquatic weed. He didn’t know who to talk to until someone recommended our PROactive Solution.

We assured him that this is a common weed that can be cleared up in a few weeks and that his neighbors wouldn’t think he was a neglectful pond owner. We had seen his problem many times before and always found a solution.

We talked to him about protecting, planning, and preserving his pond was our secret PROactive Solution for a healthy and beautiful pond.

He decided becoming a member would be the best way to keep his pond healthy and beautiful for generations to come.

What is American Pondweed?

American Pondweed, also known as longleaf pondweed, is a perennial plant that has some floating and some submerged leaves that alternate in a pattern. You can find American Pondweed in both North and South Carolina as well as other states.

What does American Pondweed look like?

You can spot American Pondweed by it’s floating leaves. The floating leaves are oval shaped and about 4 to 7 inches long and about twenty-one inches wide on the longer petioles. There are some submerged leaves, too.

There a few submerged leaves and those are blade-like, transparent, and a little smaller than the floating leaves. All on a slender stem. There are fruits that are on the spikes that are usually above the surface of the water and are either brown or red and three to twenty-one inches long and about 1/8 to 1/4 inches wide.

How fast does American Pondweed grow?

This weed spreads pretty quickly. Once it starts, it forms dense mats and blocks sunlight for other submersed vegetation species. It is more prominent in the warmer months or during temperature swings with seasonal changes.

How do I kill American Pondweed?

It is best to consult a professional who can get it cleared up. Once the process has started, it takes about two to three weeks for it to be completely cleared up.

Taking care of your lake or pond is not a luxury, it’s a necessity. As your local pond management professionals, we’ve been there. Let us help guide you as a member to protect, plan, and preserve your pond or lake if you live in the Charlotte NC, Asheville NC, and Greenville SC areas.

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