Disruption to human activities such as boating, swimming, fishing. Surface coverage can be unsightly and can lead to aggregation of rubbish. Duckweed colonisation tends to occur in areas commonly used by humans for recreation including canals and park ponds, leading to their interpretation as nuisance weeds. If left to achieve total coverage in peak seasons, oxygen levels can deplete in the water course causing death of fish. Some duckweed species are invasive - their fast nature and small size means they can escape human clean-up efforts.
Specialised equipment such as skimmers and nets are used to maintain localised sites prone to duckweed coverage. Removal of duckweed from small-medium sized ponds and ditches are entirely possible. During any clean-up service it is recommended to remove as much duckweed as possible. We endeavour to capture as much duckweed from each site as physically possible at the time of visit. Please note that during peak seasons April-June duckweed can be expected to regrow from even a single remnant, so we suggest that repeated treatments may be needed throughout the Spring-Summer months to keep populations under control.
Tell us about your duckweed population. How big is it? where is it? send us pictures of your duckweeds! Are they causing any problems in your site? We can come and assess your site and provide you a quotation. Free quotes for post codes in Yorkshire, Humberside and East Midlands. Get in touch today.
"Really happy with the service provided by Kellie at Duckweed solutions. My pond is a beautiful asset to my garden after removal and I know no harmful chemicals were used."
Negative perception of duckweeds are often featured in the media. See some recent articles linked below.
Disgust as green 'sludge' takes over Lister Park lake.
The road of shame in Newport littered with TVs, tables and carpets.
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