Forgive me up front...I am clueless to this kind of thing. I just purchased a new home with about a 1/2 to 3/4 acre pond on it. When I moved in the pond was really low due to lack of rain in Alabama. In the last few months it has rained a whole bunch and the level of my pond has raised. Now I have weeds taking over my pond. They are rooted weeds that are not just floating. They look similar to fanwort weeds...not sure. I have purchased the weed razor and weed rake but this is going very very slow and not working the greatest because they are so thick. Is there something I can do or spray or something to make this easier and/or faster.
A granular or liquid 2,4-D or triclopyr herbicide would work (Navigate, Weedar, Hardball, Renovate) on a spot-treatment basis. 2,4-D may be state limited-use in AL (require a license), but I'm not sure of that. Glyphosate herbicides might do fair, but not as well as the others.