Ducks to eat 'duck' weed
Anyway here's the problem: largish pond totally covered in duck weed and told only a heavy frost will kill it off, or otherwise the 'get in' and scoop it out answer for ongoing short term.
Thought: ducks must eat this stuff, after all it's called 'duck' weed. The pond has a small island and could site a duck house on it to protect from preditors. But what type of duck is a good weed eater - anybody know? had thought along the lines of Kaki Cambell (good for eggs as well) or perhaps muskovy - any experiences warmly received - thanks.
I've never heard duckweed being called chickweed - chickweed grows on dry land, latin name stelaria, for tis white, starry like flowers. Neither have I experience if it sinking, but a good winter will kill most of it off.
I'm with HH on the scooping out and leaving for a while, then adding to the heap as a valuable source of nutrients.