Lake and Pond Maintenance Tips

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Lake and Pond maintenance Wet detention ponds are used to improve the quality of local water and to help control flooding in suburban areas. This makes wet pond maintenance a priority for homeowners and those that live around them to avoid bad smells and mosquito infestations. A clear understanding of routine maintenance, non-routine maintenance and when they are each appropriate will make the care of a wet pond easier. Routine Maintenance There are 4 parts to routine maintenance: inspection, managing … Read More

Pond and Lake Aeration: Advantages and Aeration Types

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Having a lake or pond on your property can provide you with a private sanctuary where you can relax and reflect on nature. However, it’s important that you properly aerate your pond. One of the most significant water quality factors in lake and pond management is keeping a healthy level of DO (dissolved oxygen) in a pond. Aeration adds oxygen to your water, which helps in breaking down decaying vegetation and other nutrient sources that invade a lake and pond. … Read More

Cattail control options

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Mechanical Management Cattails are long, slender grassy plants that are commonly found in lakes and ponds. Their stalks can reach heights as high as 10 feet. Because they multiply rapidly through roots and seeds, these pests can quickly spread in only a few years, taking over a pond. When cattails overtake ponds, a pond loses its aesthetic appeal and can’t be used for recreational purposes, or may be in violation of stormwater regulations. In addition, some studies have found that … Read More

Important Things to Know about Healthy Pond Maintenance

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Pond maintenance is not some vast mystery whose depths we haven’t yet explored, not by any means. Undoubtedly there may be many things you already know about pond maintenance. However, like with everything else in life, it turns out that you could probably learn more. So, lets fill you in a bit with this blog entry. Why Have a Pond Anyway? Ponds are usually built and maintained for several reasons such as fishing, swimming or to enhance and add to property value. … Read More