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

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

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  

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

Finally a new website!

CuberisBioretention Services, Blog, Dredging, Grading & Excavating, Erosion Repair & Turf Improvements, Invasive & Nuisance Vegetation Control, Pipe & Riser Repair, Pond Management, Sand Filter Services, Turn-Key Compliance Services, Underground Systems & Vac-Truck Services, Wetland Restoration & Aquatic Planting

It has been several years since we changed our website. Our new company website displays the services which demonstrate our capabilities as a company. These projects helped us grow the business.  The website shows where we are today as a stormwater BMP management company (if you don’t know what that is, check the website), and the direction we are headed. A great new feature is the ability for our clients to log into their accounts, and access all of their … Read More