Florida Lake Management: Tampa Bay, Naples, Sarasota, Fort Myers, St. Petersburg, and Beyond!

Mick RibaultBlog, Pond Management

As an experienced pond and lake management company, Dragonfly Pond Works specializes in creating healthy, beautiful sanctuaries. Lakes add great value to any area. They are calming, aesthetically pleasing, beneficial to the environment, and great for recreation. However, in order to keep them this way they require maintenance at times just like ponds. The word pond may be in our name, but we are just as experienced and qualified to provide lake management solutions to maintain your local lake as a … Read More

Pond Maintenance Contractor: Stormwater Pond Health

Mick RibaultBlog, Pond Management

One of the Koi fish removed from the pond as part of improving its health.

As a pond maintenance contractor, the Dragonfly Pond Works Team regularly encounters ponds that have become unhealthy for a variety of reasons. We assess the pond, identify the problems, and provide solutions that will transform the pond back to its beautiful, healthy state. We recently evaluated this stormwater pond that had become ugly, muddy, and unhealthy. During our assessment, we identified the issue to be Koi fish.   People are often interested in Koi fish for their ponds due to their … Read More

Hydraulic Dredging In Lake and Pond Maintenance

Mick RibaultBlog, Dredging, Grading & Excavating, Pond Management

Dragonfly Pond Works is able to provide an exciting service in hydraulic dredging with our Dino 6. Proper lake and pond maintenance will most likely include dredging at some point to keep the lake or pond healthy and in compliance with applicable regulations. Dragonfly Pond Works is committed to keeping your lake or pond healthy, beautiful, and compliant. In addition, Dragonfly Pond Works always strives to leave the smallest ‘footprint’ in and around your lake or pond. One of the … Read More

Pond Maintenance Contractor in North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida and Beyond!

Mick RibaultBlog, Pond Management

Sunrise over Preston Village in Cary, NC.

Start your day the Dragonfly way! As a pond maintenance contractor, Dragonfly Pond Works specializes in creating healthy, beautiful sanctuaries. Ponds are beneficial to the environment, aesthetically pleasing, calming,  and can be a great place to gather. Imagine starting your mornings with the view of a beautiful, calming pond in your community! Dragonfly Pond Works can help make this vision a reality! As a pond maintenance contractor, we provide a variety of services to create, manage, and maintain healthy ponds. Some … Read More

Aquatic Plants: Lake and Pond Management

Mick RibaultBlog, Pond Management, Wetland Restoration & Aquatic Planting

Aquatic Plants: Benefits in Lake and Ponds Native aquatic plants provide more than a beautiful addition to lakes and ponds. Aquatic Plants are also a vital part of a healthy, balanced ecosystem. Dragonfly Pond Works believes in the environmental benefits these plants provide. We create and maintain native flowering plant barriers to protect our lakes and ponds. An effective shoreline restoration or erosion repair process will often include the addition of native aquatic plants. Aquatic plants provide food to a variety of wildlife. They provide a natural habitat … 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

Great Class! NC State Stormwater Group – Retrofit Class

Mick RibaultBioretention Services, Blog, Erosion Repair & Turf Improvements, Pond Management, Wetland Restoration & Aquatic Planting

I attended this class on Thursday in Raleigh and thought that the material covered by the NC State Stormwater Group was great. They covered multiple pond retrofit examples (a few of Dragonfly’s very own, I must add!!) and covered the reasons why retrofits can be a great solutions to many BMPs/ retention ponds that are not functioning properly. IF you haven’t already, sign up now! http://www.bae.ncsu.edu/stormwater/training/bmp_retrofit.html  

Bioretention pond construction in Cary NC

Mick RibaultBioretention Services, Blog, Dredging, Grading & Excavating, Erosion Repair & Turf Improvements, Pipe & Riser Repair, Pond Management

Here’s an interesting installation of a Bioretention pond in Cary, North Carolina. Step by step pictures of this project: Removal of the soil from the area, and cleaning out from the future drain box.   Installation of underdrains Pea gravel to cover drain pipes and promote proper drainage Backfilling with bioretention media Mulch and straw, and final touches around the pond And once all the dirty work was complete, the best part: the bioretention pond plants!