Water Quality Tips: You Can Make a Difference!

Mick RibaultBlog, Pond Management

Beautiful community pond positively impacted by the neighborhood's efforts to promote great water quality.

Help improve water quality in your community and beyond! Orion Harrell- Client Service Manager, Triangle August is National Water Quality Month. In celebration, we are sharing our top water quality tips for how you can help in your community and beyond! It all starts with stormwater pollution prevention. What is Stormwater? Stormwater runoff is created when rain or water lands on hard surfaces, such as pavement or rooftops. Instead of being soaked into the ground, it is carried to streams, … Read More

Lake and Pond Hurricane Preparation Tips

Mick RibaultPond Management

Lake and pond hurricane preparation will help keep your pond and neighborhood safe.

Lake and pond hurricane preparation tips from Dragonfly Pond Works. Jared Beard- Client Service Manager, Wilmington, NC and Myrtle Beach, SC Hurricane season runs from June 1 to November 30. However, the National Hurricane Center identifies Mid-August through late October as peak hurricane season. With the height of the season upon us, it is important to understand the proper steps to take to prepare your lake or pond BEFORE a storm hits. Lakes and ponds, especially stormwater systems, are designed … Read More

Mosquito Prevention Tips

Mick RibaultBlog, Pond Management

Photograph of a dragonfly which is a natural mosquito prevention.

Mosquito prevention is key to an enjoyable and healthy time outdoors. Jared Beard- Wilmington, NC/Myrtle Beach, SC Client Service Manager Tired of mosquitoes ruining your outdoor fun? Worried about keeping your two-legged and four-legged loved ones safe from mosquito transmitted diseases? Mosquitoes carry a variety of diseases that are a danger to humans and pets. Many warmer areas of the country can see mosquitoes from early Spring to late Fall. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to help protect … Read More

Pond Algae Safety: Summer

Mick RibaultInvasive & Nuisance Vegetation Control, Pond Management

Photograph of pond with cyanobacteria present.

Pond algae safety is especially important in the summer when the risk for harmful algal blooms increases and people are spending more time outdoors. Cory Rogers- Charleston Client Service Manager, Certified Master Pond Manager Warm summer temperatures bring increased risk of harmful algal blooms (HABs) in lakes and ponds. This can be especially true for stormwater systems. Cyanobacteria can cause algal blooms that produce harmful toxins. These toxins can be harmful to the environment, wildlife, and to people and pets … Read More

Prevent Fish Kills: Dissolved Oxygen

Mick RibaultPond Management

Photograph of bluegill, protect your pond from fish kills.

How to prevent fish kills in your pond due to dissolved oxygen depletion in the water. Cory Rogers- Charleston Client Service Manager, Certified Master Pond Manager The most common cause of fish kills in ponds is a lack of dissolved oxygen in the water. Fish require dissolved oxygen in order to survive. Dissolved oxygen comes from two sources, the atmosphere and aquatic plants. Lack of dissolved oxygen, and thus the danger of a major fish kill, is increased in the … Read More

Overgrown Pond Restored: Pond Maintenance

Mick RibaultBlog, Pond Management, Turn-Key Compliance Services

Photograph of the overgrown pond with thick vegetation surrounding it on all sides.

Overgrown Pond Transformed by Charlotte Dragonfly Crew. Tom Pullaro- Charlotte and Triangle Client Service Manager, Master Pond Manager Has your pond become overgrown with trees and vegetation? Have you received or are you worried about receiving city enforcement due to compliance violations? Ponds overgrown with trees and other vegetation are unable to function as intended, are unattractive, can lead to a Notice of Violation, and in some cases, even fines. Restoring an overgrown pond requires an experienced pond maintenance contractor. … Read More

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

Heavy Rainfall Impact on Lakes and Ponds

Mick RibaultPond Management

Example of a failed slope leading to a pond.

Heavy rainfall brings risks to lakes and ponds across North Carolina. Jared Beard, Client Service Manager- Wilmington, NC/Myrtle Beach, SC Heavy rainfall greatly impacted many areas across North Carolina in 2018. Unfortunately, 2019 has already seen above average rainfall amounts in many North Carolina cities. In 2018, Raleigh received 18 inches of rain above the annual average. During the last 30 days, Raleigh and Charlotte have both received 2-3 inches above average for this time of year (https://www.weather.gov/). In 2018, … Read More