Clay Court Algae Treatment

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  1. owtdoorguy

    owtdoorguy New User

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    Could use advice on best practices in regards to clay courts and algae starting to grow and seep across back fence into the court.

    Is in a warmer, shaded region of court. Regularly brushed and raked, but algae continues to create spores that spread quickly after a rain and then resuming heat and humidity.

    Located in Atlanta.
    Thanks
     
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  2. Carolina Racquet

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    http://hartru.com/uploads/downloads/Doc_4.pdf

    Save this... It covers all of the maintenance requirements for HarTru (clay) courts including dealing with algae and moss. It suggests you remove the algae manually with the "rake" type tool called a lute and then use an algaecide to prevent future growth.

    Good luck.
     
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  3. got spin?

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    You mean moss? If its moss just spray a little bit of weed killer on it. We have had this problem with moss here in wintergreen and weed killer gets them and prevents too. Make sure you drag twice a day and water 2 to 3 times a day depending on the temp.
     
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  4. owtdoorguy

    owtdoorguy New User

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    Thank you for this!

    Have removed the algae from court and will try and treat with chemicals.
    We get rain on and off during the summer, and then humidity through the roof.
    We will try preventative treatments also and let you know.

    Thanks
     
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  5. TCS LLC

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    Ultra Dawn dish detergent mixed in a sprayer works wonders on moss / algae. Sue you still have to remove it but at least you are removing "dead" stuff vs. wondering if you got it all by simply scraping etc. It's a daily / weekly issue for most folks. But agitation of your surface makes it less likely that anything will have the opportunity to get started.
     
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