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How much barley straw do I need for my pond?
Last Updated: 10th February, 2020
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Consequently, how long does barley straw last in a pond?
4 to 6 months
Subsequently, question is, how long does it take for barley straw extract to work? You'll start to see results with regular barley straw bales in as little as two weeks in the right conditions. Remember, the decomposition process works faster in warmer water, with a good amount of sun and oxygen.
In this manner, can you put too much barley straw in my pond?
The most common application is about two to three bales per surface acre of pond (or about 10 to 25 grams of straw per square meter of pond area). However, overdosing the pond with barley straw may cause fish kills because the straw deoxygenates the water as it decays.
Why put barley straw in a pond?
In general, research and anecdotal evidence suggest that barley straw is effective in controlling planktic algae, and will clarify water that is green from algae. Using barley straw in ponds is not known to cause harm to people or to any higher plants or animals.