View Full Version : Advice for underwater vegetation

03-26-2012, 02:08 PM
The hydrilla and lily pads are really becoming a nuisance. They are taking over the bank of the canal behind my house. The canal is supposed to have grass eating carp in it but it doesn't seem to be enough. Does anyone here have any recommendations on products that can be used to combat this? Thanks.

03-26-2012, 02:35 PM
I have have lived on fresh water for 20 years in south florida. The hydrilla seems to come and go with different seasonal temps. I noticed today that it is back probably due to our warm winter. The lilles could be spatterdock which I have hered are native plants and can not be leagally removed. Our lake is sprayed a few times a year to remove the non native plants which I think are the hydrilla and the watter lilies.


03-26-2012, 03:27 PM
DMM, what lake do you live on down here and who do you get to spray it?

03-26-2012, 04:34 PM
Might require a permit........

03-26-2012, 05:07 PM
I haven't tried their products but:


03-26-2012, 05:57 PM
I haven't tried their products but:


Use their products in my pond.....give em a call they are very knowledgeable

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03-27-2012, 09:32 AM
sounds great. thanks.

east tx skier
03-27-2012, 10:06 AM
Get more grass carp if they will allow you to do it. We have a neighbor on the lake with a barge with a vegetation removal system on it that he designed and constructed. Came in very handy when we had a Giant Salvania invasion a few years ago. Helps with the lilies, too.

Those rakes they sell at Overtons aren't bad if it's not an enormous area to clear. Just keep the lilies below the water so they can't get light and they'll die off after a couple of years.

As for the hydrillla, chemicals or carp.