Great to know on a large scale, Gretchen. I've been thinking about that very product! 
Purple with envy with your quarter-acre pond. Sure wish we had done that. 
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On May 22, 2015, at 7:17 AM, gretchen halpert wrote:

Sounds like the frog question has been answered. Just want to pipe in that barley straw IS fabulous for keeping algae growth down. Our pond is a quarter acre, 10 feet at the deepest, and barley straw beats the heck out of raking algae. It also provides a haven for tadpoles. 

On Thursday, May 21,


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