For August, I am also hoping that the string algae that has been plaguing my stream for the entire spring and summer finally dies and goes away. I have been pulling it and pulling it, and it just keeps growing back worse than ever. It is so hard to pull, I imagine it must be kind of like trying to grab a jellyfish (but without the sting).
|Nasty, slimy stuff!|
I just spent a good hour or so tromping around in the water over the rocks, pulling and scraping at the stones with my hands and feet. I'm not a fan of using chemicals at the drop of a hat in the garden, but I'm thinking I might order some chemicals over the internet to kill it once and for all. Short of taking the rocks out and scrubbing them with a scrub brush, I can't think of another solution.
Here are the results of my tromping around.
|If you look closely, you can see there is still quite a lot clinging to the rocks. It just won't let go!|
It does look better.
If you want to read about what other gardeners are hoping for in the month of August, check out Sweet Bean Gardening's Hope Grows post.