Stormwater Pond Maintenance: Amphibious Mobitrac is Here!

Mick RibaultInvasive & Nuisance Vegetation Control, Pond Management

Photograph of Mobitrac removing lotus from stormwater pond in Charlotte.

Stormwater Pond Maintenance from Dragonfly Pond Works restores Charlotte, North Carolina stormwater pond with innovative lotus removal. Tom Pullaro- Charlotte and Triangle Client Service Manager, Master Pond Manager John Brown- Triangle Client Service Manager, BMP Specialist Proper stormwater pond maintenance maintains system health and functionality. Stormwater ponds that are overgrown with vegetation such as lotus or cattails are unable to properly function due to the vegetation clogging the system. Specialized pond maintenance crews possess the knowledge and skills necessary to … Read More

Integrated Pest Management: Pond Maintenance

Mick RibaultInvasive & Nuisance Vegetation Control, Pond Management

Photo of DPW Client Service Manager completing water quality testing.

Integrated Pest Management: Comprehensive pond maintenance plans provided by Dragonfly Pond Works Tyler Cooper- Triangle Client Service Manager, Certified in Stormwater BMP Inspections and Maintenance Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is the practice of utilizing biological methods in lake and pond management. This practice is geared towards reducing the use of chemicals for invasive vegetation and nuisance vegetation control. Integrated Pest Management should be used as part of a comprehensive pond maintenance plan. As an experienced and environmentally focused pond maintenance … Read More

Aquatic Invasive Vegetation: Fish Control Measure

Mick RibaultInvasive & Nuisance Vegetation Control, Pond Management

Dragonfly Pond Works: Aquatic Invasive Vegetation and More!

Aquatic invasive vegetation is an issue in Charleston, South Carolina waters and beyond. DPW recommends fish as a control measure in part of a comprehensive plan. Cory Rogers- Charleston Client Service Manager, Certified Master Pond Manager Aquatic invasive vegetation and aquatic nuisance vegetation can lead to serious issues in lakes and ponds throughout South Carolina and beyond. As it relates to stormwater systems, invasive and nuisance vegetation can clog systems, lead to flooding, decrease functionality, be unsightly, and often foul … Read More

Invasive Vegetation: Raleigh Cattail Removal

Mick RibaultBlog, Invasive & Nuisance Vegetation Control

Invasive Vegetation Removal and Control Tyler Cooper- Triangle Client Service Manager, Certified in Stormwater BMP Inspections and Maintenance Invasive Vegetation can clog stormwater systems and prevent them from functioning properly. Algae are an obvious issue that would lead to an assessment from a specialized maintenance pond contractor. Invasive vegetation such as cattails is a less obvious issue to property owners and managers. There is debate on whether cattails are good or bad in pond management, the answer often lies in … Read More

Algae Control and Maintenance Customized Plan: Tampa, Florida Case Study

Mick RibaultBlog, Invasive & Nuisance Vegetation Control, Pond Management

Algae Control and Maintenance Travis Andrews- Florida Head of Aquatics Department, Licensed in Aquatics and Wetlands Are you responsible for a lake or pond with an algae problem? Have you tried several different algae control tactics without finding lasting results? Each lake or pond has its own unique ecosystem. An effective algae control solution needs to be customized based on the particular factors of each waterscape. At Dragonfly Pond Works, our algae and stormwater specialists have encountered numerous lakes and … Read More

Mick RibaultBioretention Services, Blog, Dredging, Grading & Excavating, Erosion Repair & Turf Improvements, Invasive & Nuisance Vegetation Control, Turn-Key Compliance Services, Wetland Restoration & Aquatic Planting

What You Need to Know about Stormwater BMP Inspections     Stormwater facilities BMPs are crucial to the community. Maintaining them properly prevents downstream flooding, controls urban runoff, and reduces the pests that like to grow around stormwater. This is why stormwater BMP inspections are so important. Let’s go over the basics together. BMP stands for best management practices, and generally refers to devices built to treat stormwater. Examples would be retention ponds, bioretention ponds or stormwater wetlands. The EPA has 6 … Read More

Pond Manager of the Month – Keith

Mick RibaultBioretention Services, Blog, Dredging, Grading & Excavating, Invasive & Nuisance Vegetation Control, Pond Management, Turn-Key Compliance Services, Wetland Restoration & Aquatic Planting

Keith Raab works hard to keep the lakes and ponds he manages clean and attractive. As every pond and lake is unique, we pride ourselves on highly customized maintenance programs for each property. Keith has the necessary high level of organization and attention to detail to provide these high quality services to lakes and ponds throughout North Carolina. Keith maintains lakes and ponds in Wilmington, New Bern, Greensboro, High Point and Winston Salem and he has worked several very long … Read More

Did you know this about Dragonflies??

Mick RibaultBlog, Invasive & Nuisance Vegetation Control, Pond Management, Turn-Key Compliance Services, Wetland Restoration & Aquatic Planting

Did you know this about Dragonflies?   95% of a dragonflies life is spent in the water (Mick’s Note: this answers the questions that some of you had about the stocking of dragonfly larvae: “If you put them in a pond how do you know they will stick around?” We don’t know that once they hatch, but 95 % of their life will be spent eating mosquito larvae in your pond!) Different types of dragonfly larvae can spend up to … Read More

Cattails: Good or Bad in Pond Management

Mick RibaultBioretention Services, Blog, Invasive & Nuisance Vegetation Control, Wetland Restoration & Aquatic Planting

You have a retention pond. It’s got a few small patches of cattails around the edge. From an appearance standpoint you don’t mind the look, and animals seem to like them. Should you have them in your ponds? The answers, like many questions about pond management (and anything else), depend on who you ask. There are the People Against Cattails (PAC) and the People For Cattails (PFC). Side note: I just made up those acronyms and for fun, I’m going … Read More