How do you get rid of lily pads naturally?
- 1: Pulling by Hand. An easy and straightforward way to remove lily pads is to simply hand-pull them, as you would a normal weed in a vegetable garden.
- 2: Raking or Cutting. Another option is to rake or cut water lilies.
- 3: Shading.
- 4: Installing a Goodbye-to-Muck Mat.
Can too many lily pads kill fish?
Plants like lily pads have a track record of growing quickly, so they may get out of control. That can cause overcrowding, stagnation, lack of oxygen, and dangerous conditions for your fish and other wildlife in your pond.
How do you control lily pads in a lake?
Water lilies can quickly ruin a pond or lake’s visual and recreational benefits. Control is best achieved through killing of the root system by application of herbicide to the leaves above the water. Cutting water lilies under the waterline 2 or 3 times to drown them can actually stimulate growth.