Pond Treatments

Hamilton’s of Ortonville, Inc. believes that the sale of aquatic herbicides and algaecides requires responsible product stewardship prior to, during and after the sale. The concept of responsible product stewardship requires the end user to understand the proper product to use for the target plant, when to apply it, how to apply it, what to expect, when to expect it, product and water use restrictions and the proper disposal of the empty product container. It is our belief that this requires, at minimum, research on the local and state laws and hazards of any products they use on ponds and property. For this reason, Hamilton’s of Ortonville, Inc. has made the decision not to offer online sales through our website of chemicals and herbicides.

Please utilize the product information supplied by our website and read product labels thoroughly as a guide and simply contact us to discuss your management goals and specific product requirements.

Information on this website is for general information and not intended to provide specific advice.

  • Rush
    For quick results on eliminating floating organic matter on the surface of a pond, Rush is the product for you.
    For best results try to manually remove what floating matter you can reach, and spot treat the remaining problem areas with Rush.
    Bio Sphere
    Our best selling product, 100% natural. Designed to prevent pond issues before they arise, promoting pond health.
    This biodegradable product is hassle free, you just gently toss the sphere in your pond and forget about it.
    Stock Tank
    The Healthy Ponds Stock Tank Water Cleaner Refills contain 4 bacteria filled packets.
    The refill packets treat stock tanks up to 300 gallons daily for up to 30 days. Stock Tank Water Cleaner dispensers will be necessary if more than 300 gallons of water are used per day. to change your refill packet every 30 days by exchanging the used packet with a new refill packet.
    Blast
    Blast advances the decomposition of organic matter in ponds and lakes through a proprietary blend of multiple strains and species of beneficial bacteria.
    Blast is best used in combination with the AquaSpherePRO as a means to compensate for seasonal spikes in nutrients and temperature.
    Vista
    Vista activates and stimulates the breakdown of floating organic solids in the pond water column. It also speeds up the decomposition of nutrient-rich organic debris.
    Use Vista at the start of your pond treatment season or throughout the season when your pond needs an extra boost of bacteria. The product combines a highly-selective strain of beneficial bacteria with a proprietary blend of activation factors that work together to restore stagnant ponds and lakes to a natural, maintainable, ecological balance and beauty.
    Rain Barrel
    Contains 4 beneficial bacteria and enzyme packets. Each refill is specially formulated to improve water clarity and quality by reducing excess nutrients which reside in rain barrels. Each refill is good for 30 days of treatment and treats up to 150 gallons.
    •Treats rain barrels from 5 gallons – 150 gallons.
    Blast Koi Pond
    Because there are so many different sized ponds Bioverse provides 2 refill sizes.
    For convenience the refills are available in 300 gallon and 2,500 gallon packets.
    The key to consistent improved water quality is the monthly application of all-natural bacteria and enzymes that are included in the patented, time-release Pond Water Cleaner.
    Black Reflection Dye
    SePRO Natural Reflection colorant is a proprietary blend of environmentally friendly, non-toxic, water-soluble black dyes formulated to reduce sunlight penetration and impart a natural black color when applied to any water feature.
    Cannot ship to the following states:
    •Alaska
    •California
    •Connecticut
    •Maine
    •New York
    •New Jersey
    •Washington
    Blue Dye
    SePRO Blue colorant is a non-toxic blend of environmentally friendly dyes formulated to give your pond a natural aquamarine color and helps reduce sunlight penetration.
    Cannot ship to the following states:
    •Alaska
    •California
    •Connecticut
    •Maine
    •New York
    •New Jersey
    •Washington
    Sonar Q
    Sonar is the most effective and cost-efficient treatment you can buy for the selective, long-term control of undesirable weeds.
    Sonar Q is the fastest-releasing Sonar pellet in a quick, easy-to-apply formulation that selectively manages undesirable aquatic vegetation for a year or longer.
    Sonar Q has the efficient concentration level of a liquid, but provides for more accurate placement.
    Nutro Turf
    NitroTurf – 1 Gallon (128 ounces) can be used on all turf, from golf courses to lawns.
    Micronutrient and nitrogen transfer at the root level enhances the turf to create more root mass. NitroTuf is made of naturally occurring bacteria, humates, minerals and water. All the ingredients of NitroTurf are materials found on the Natural and Organics List of materials. NitroTurf is recommended for at least two applications per year, depending on the condition of turf and lawn.
    NitroTurf: Is not affected by soil pH or existing levels of fertilizers or herbicides.
    Pond Weeds
    ShoreKlear
    FOR USE ON EMERGED
    AQUATIC WEEDS AND
    BRUSH IN AQUATIC AND
    OTHER NONCROP SITES
    EPA Reg. No. 228-365-8959
    EPA Est. 42291-GA-1
    ACTIVE INGREDIENT:
    Glyphosate, N-(phosphonomethyl)glycine,
    in the form of its isopropylamine salt*….53.8%
    OTHER INGREDIENTS:…………………….46.2%
    Navigate
    Navigate is an aquatic granular formulation of 2, 4-D. It is remarkably effective on submersed Northern and Eurasian Water milfoil, and Stargrass. It is equally effective on Water lilies and Water Shield. Navigate will translocate into the root systems resulting in long term control.
    Two applications may be required to achieve long term results on Water Lillies. Use a hand scoop or spreader for easy application. No Swimming or Fishing Restriction. We like Naviagte for Lily control. It gives you long lasting control and can offer control of other submersed plants at the same time.
    KILL-ZALL Aquatic
    Non-selective weed and grass killer labeled for use in aquatic and other non-crop sites. Controls annual and perennial grasses, broadleaf weeds plus woody brush species listed on the label.
    Also provides excellent control of Canadian Thistle, Chickweed, Dock, Foxtail, Pigweed, Ragweed and many other plants listed on the label.
    Labeled for annual and perennial weeds, woody brush and trees, aquatic and other new crop sites, wildlife habitat restoration and management areas, cut stump application plus control of winter annual weeds in dormant Bermuda Grass.
    Aquashade
    Get a Jump on Algae and Weed growth Before it Starts! Apply pond dye in early Spring for maximum effectiveness.
    AQUASHADE® is a blend of blue and yellow dyes specifically designed to screen or shade portions of the sunlight spectrum (red-orange and blue-violet) required by underwater aquatic plant and algae growth. This action effectively inhibits photo-synthesis in young, bottom growth and may prevent development altogether if applied early enough in the season.
    KILL-ZALL Regular
    Non-selective weed and grass killer, contains a double-surfactant formulation that dries on plant fast to start working quickly. Multiple use formulation…near fences, in paths, patios, sidewalks, curbs and driveways. Around ornamental trees, shrubs, flower beds and buildings.
    Labeled for lawn renovation, brush and vine control and stump treatment.
    Application Rates: General weed control: 3 tablespoons per gallon. Tough weed control & brush: 5 tablespoons per gallon.
    CIDE-KICK II
    Cide-Kick II–is a wetting agent, sticker, activator and penetrant all in one. Cide-Kick II helps break down the waxy cuticle on the leaf surface and helps penetrate the bud and bark area (of the woody brush), allowing a more effective uptake of the herbicide. Compatible with most aquatic and terrestrial herbicides, insecticides and pesticides.
    Sonar Ready to Use
    Sonar* Ready-To-Use RTU represents an exciting new era in pond weed management for the do-it-yourselfer! The innovative new RTU formulation allows anyone to make water usable for recreation, bring fish populations back into balance and restore property values.
    Introducing Sonar RTU—our newest formulation for successful do-it-yourself weed control for ponds. Sonar RTU is a Ready-To-Use formula that controls most troublesome pond weeds including Duckweed. No mixing, no need for spray equipment or a boat—simply apply directly into the water from the shoreline.
    Cygnet Blue Dye
    Cygnet Select is an organic water dye that will color the water a deep rich blue. The coloring will remain visible for up to four months under normal conditions, simply pour Cygnet Select along your waters edge and it will self disperse throughout the entire pond. 1 gallon treats 4 acre-feet of water. Cygnet Select is not an herbicide.
    WATER USE & RESTRICTIONS
    • Water may be used for irrigation or fishing immediately following treatment.
    Sonar AS Concentrate
    Sonar will remove unwanted weeds from your lake or pond for a year or longer with a single treatment. No other aquatic herbicide on the planet is more effective on duckweed, period. Unlike other aquatic herbicides, Sonar has no restrictions on water use after application. Swimmers can still swim. Fisherman can still fish. Livestock can still drink. Check the label for irrigation precautions.
    VASCULAR AQUATIC PLANTS CONTROLLED BY SONAR A.S.
    Floating Plants:
    •Common duckweed (Lemna minor)
    Catt Plex
    Cattails are a very common problem for ponds and lakes. Catt Plex is a glyphosate based herbicide that eliminates shore and emerged pond weeds to the root. It can also be an effective turf solution for controlling over 1000 troublesome grasses and broadleaf weeds.
    Kills cattails, water lilies and other shore/emerged aquatic weeds to the root.
    Works with turf, eliminating unwanted grasses and broadleaf weeds
    Cutrine Plus Algaecide Granular 30#
    Cutrine-Plus is one of the most popular algaecides on the market today. It is a double-chelated copper solution effective against a wide variety of algal species. Due to its double-chelate it stays in the water column longer, and in combination with its greater amount of activity in the plant can be much more effective. Cutrine-Plus is the only chelated copper algaecide that is patented on the market today!
    Cutrine-Plus Granular is a clay based 3.7% absorbed copper in a chelated liquid form. Best for bottom growing algae such as Chara and Nitella.
    Cutrine-Plus Granular is available in 12, and 30 lb packages.
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