What Causes Green Algae Growth in a Pond?
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Ponds are a controlled environment, a mini ecosystem. Anything that upsets its natural balance will help algae grow. Some algae is a good thing, because it will clean up debris. But too much algae will go wild and eat things you do not want it to, like the plants that help maintain the oxygen level.
Pollen stays on the top of the pond making a warm environment for algae to grow. Keep plants that produce a lot of pollen down wind from the pond, if possible. In any case, do not plant them near the pond.
Two much sun combines with the other caused, making them decay at a faster rate. Landscaping with large rock and boulders that will shade the pond during the hottest time of the day will help solve the problem.
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