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

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 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, Wilmington received a … Read More

Raleigh Erosion Repair & Erosion Control: Pond Spillway

Mick RibaultBlog, Erosion Repair & Turf Improvements, Pond Management

A recent Raleigh erosion repair and erosion control project required the restoration of two pond spillways. The Dragonfly Pond Works’ erosion experts provide services in Raleigh, Durham, Cary, and beyond! Thomas Moore- Triangle Client Service Manager, Stormwater BMP Inspections Specialized Training,  Successful erosion repair should include the implementation of erosion control measures to prevent future issues. The Dragonfly Pond Works Team has encountered a variety of erosion issues that were previously repaired improperly and erosion quickly occurred again as a result. The Dragonfly Team recently assessed a badly eroded primary … 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

Stormwater Management: Low Impact Dredging

Mick RibaultDredging, Grading & Excavating, Pond Management

Stormwater Management: Raleigh, North Carolina System Restored Thomas Moore- Triangle Client Service Manager, Stormwater BMP Inspections Specialized Training, Licensed Commercial Applicator Proper stormwater management is critical for lakes and ponds to retain their system functionality. An important component of stormwater management is retaining proper water depths. Sediment buildup in lakes and ponds will compromise the integrity of the stormwater system. Dredging by stormwater management experts is necessary to return the lake or pond to a healthy, functioning, and compliant system. … 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

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