Algae hurt lawn?

rosesr4me(z9 FL_west)July 12, 2010

I intend to use water from my rain barrels to water my St. Augustine (just bought a 3/4HP submersible pump to facilitate this - great pressure!!). Both my barrels have algae growing in them....will the algae damage my lawn?

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Kimmsr(4a/5b-MI)

No. It may create problems for the pump, depending on the type of pump you have, however.

    Bookmark   July 13, 2010 at 7:52AM
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rosesr4me(z9 FL_west)

Thanks kimmsr for replying. I wouldn't think it would hurt the lawn, but wanted confirmation from the experts here.

I hope not to have any problems with the pump. It is a "dirty water" pump capable of handling up to 1" diameter particles. BTW, a great price of 49.95 at Harborfreight. I am excited to get everything hooked up and finally stop using potable (and chorinated and expensive) water on my lawn.
Thanks again.

    Bookmark   July 13, 2010 at 10:44AM
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