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Barley Straw Extract, 16 Oz.

Barley Straw Extract, 16 Oz.

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3.5 38
$16.95

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Barley Straw Extract Keeps Ponds Clear and Algae-Free

  • An invisible way to keep water clear and algae-free
  • For best results, apply early in the season before algae is profuse
  • Safe for fish, pets and plants

Barley Straw Extract is an easy and invisible way to prevent algae growth in ponds, fountains and container water gardens. Use the easy-measure bottle to treat every two weeks. Safe for fish, pets and plants; won't clog fountain pumps.

Product Details

  • 16-ounce bottle with easy measure top
  • Treats 500 gallons for approx. 5 months

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:Barley Straw Extract, 16 Oz.
 
3.7

(based on 38 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (17)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (9)

72%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (31)
  • Easy to store (14)
  • Lightweight (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Pond (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Midrange shopper (23), Budget shopper (6)

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5.0

This works very well on string algae

By J.K

from L.A. CA

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about : Barley Straw Extract, 16 Oz.:

      This product has never failed to rid my pond's stream of string algae. It is very easy to use.
      I found that storing it inside my house, rather than my garden shed, kept the solution from turning dark brown.

       
      5.0

      Clean and clear

      By Karin

      from New Rochelle, NY

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about : Barley Straw Extract, 16 Oz.:

          We've been using this in our garden pond for several years now. When we don't we get green thready slime! But with it our water remains clear and water plants are still healthy, so I feel confident it isn't harmful. Easy to use, with the results we want!

           
          5.0

          Environmentally safe for our large pond

          By LillyM

          from NW Michigan

          About Me Midrange Shopper

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Store
          • Easy To Use

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Pond

            Comments about : Barley Straw Extract, 16 Oz.:

            We've used the barley straw liquid for our large natural pond for many years. We start using the liquid early in the season and even though we still get some algae (depending on the amount of sunlight each day) we do think it is less than without the liquid. We would never use anything that would harm our frogs or wildlife, so the barley straw liquid is perfect.

             
            1.0

            Didn't work

            By Gardenin'Grammie

            from Illinois

            Pros

            • Easy To Use

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about : Barley Straw Extract, 16 Oz.:

                I purchased this at the recommendation of Gardeners and used it in our fountain and rain barrels - it did not work. I had to take the fountain apart about every 2 weeks to clean all the algae out of all the part and the rain barrels the water was scummy and smelly. I followed the directions that were on the bottle, so based on all the other reviews I must have done something wrong. Still looking for a solution to the water in the rain barrels. We recently moved so the fountain has not been set up yet, and maybe it won't be until a solution is found.

                 
                4.0

                Barley extract works for us

                By Upstate N.Y. gardener

                from Penn Yan, NY

                About Me Midrange Shopper

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Store
                • Easy To Use

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about : Barley Straw Extract, 16 Oz.:

                    This is so easy to use, just follow the schedule and maintain every 2 weeks. It works as well as more complicated treatments we've tried.

                    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    works great in our water feature

                    By "G"

                    from Denver, CO

                    About Me Midrange Shopper

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about : Barley Straw Extract, 16 Oz.:

                        like that it is organic

                        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Environmentally friendly

                        By LillyM

                        from NW Michigan

                        About Me Midrange Shopper

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Store
                        • Easy To Use

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Pond

                          Comments about : Barley Straw Extract, 16 Oz.:

                          We have a natural very large pond and algae is always a problem. We only use environmentally friendly products that will not harm our frogs and wildlife that drink from the pond. We have had barley straw balls and other ecological products in the pond in previous years, but this will be the first year to use the liquid prior to the algae blooms. I still am giving the product 5 stars even though we haven't seen the final results yet because I do know from others with small ponds that it does work.

                          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          No algae

                          By Kathi

                          from Denver, CO

                          About Me Midrange Shopper

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Store
                          • Easy To Use

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about : Barley Straw Extract, 16 Oz.:

                              Keep algae from building up in my water feature. We have used it for 1 month so far and it has been a success. I like the fact that it is not toxic to birds or other wild life, which most products are. This is the first summer we have not had a totally slimmed water fall.

                              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              A product that works

                              By Gardening fanatic

                              from Cape Cod MA

                              About Me Midrange Shopper

                              Verified Buyer

                              Comments about : Barley Straw Extract, 16 Oz.:

                              I first came across this product In England and brought a bottle home. We were delighted to find it available in the States. We have a small cascade and pool where the water recycles through a pump. It is prone to algae buildup which is difficult to eliminate, but barley straw extract keeps the water flowing which much less build up of any vegetation.

                              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              1.0

                              Ineffective

                              By CA transplant

                              from Roanoke VA

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                                Cons

                                • Did Not Work On Anything

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about : Barley Straw Extract, 16 Oz.:

                                  I tried this on a mid-size re-circulating fountain, re-circulating bird bath fountain, and still water bird baths, and sorry to say, nothing was helped. I ended up doing my usual,draining, cleaning with mold, mildew removing product, rinsing and re-filling. I have tried this in previous years and it seemed to work. Maybe this was past its shelf life? Anyway, waste of time and money.

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