Controlling Algae with Barley Straw

A garden needs some sort of water feature to make it perfect. In this article, I share how I am using Barley Straw Treatments in my small pond to help control algae.

Barley Straw  Video

Below is the video I put together featuring my small Koi garden pond I have in my 20′ Geodesic Bio-Dome.

This video is featured on my YouTube Channel.  If you are a YouTube subscriber I hope you will subscribe to my channel so you get updates when my new videos are available.  Most of my videos are in 4K so they are perfect for large screen viewing.

The Barley Straw

I found this great article on Penn State about Barley Straw for Algae Control.   The pond guy says that using barley dates back 100’s of years ago to acre farm ponds in Europe.

Interested in trying some in your pond?  I found mine at Menards but you can also order them on Amazon.

In The Pond

Here are a few of my photos taken during this video update featuring the pond located in the 20′ geodesic biodome greenhouse garden.

Boo Kitty Checks Out The Pond
Water Plant in Pond
Water Plant
Plants in the pond
Pond and Plants

Let’s Connect

Bren and the barley bale
Bren and the 4 oz barley bale

I’d love to hear from you and what you think about using natural solutions in a pond such as the barley straw. IF you have a question or would like to add to my thoughts on Barley Bales please get in touch with me. Be sure to comment on this blog post or reach out to me on my contact page featured on this website.

Happy Gardening,

Bren Haas


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