Dredging Contractor Revives Charlotte Pond

Mick RibaultDredging, Grading & Excavating

Photograph of accumulated silt in pond.

Dredging Contractor, Dragonfly Pond Works, completes low-impact dredging to restore Charlotte area pond. Tom Pullaro- Charlotte and Triangle Client Service Manager, Master Pond Manager As a lake and pond dredging contractor, Dragonfly Pond Works has experience assessing lakes and ponds with various levels of sediment accumulation. Sediment accumulation reduces a pond’s storage capacity, and can lead to problems with appearance, odors, and increased nuisance vegetation. In some cases, it can lead to compliance violations with local ordinances and stormwater regulation. … 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

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

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

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

Bioretention Pond In Raleigh, North Carolina Restored

Mick RibaultBioretention Services, Blog

A properly functioning Bioretention pond collects and temporarily stores stormwater. Pollutants and sediments are removed as the stormwater filters through the system, keeping them from reaching lakes and streams. An improperly functioning Bioretention pond does not drain properly and can lead to a multitude of issues, including poor filtration, flooding, sinkholes, fines for non-compliance, and/or becoming a mosquito-infested swamp. At Dragonfly Pond Works we are experienced in creating and maintaining Bioretention ponds. Over the years we have repaired and rebuilt … 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

Littoral Shelf Plantings

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What is a littoral shelf? A littoral shelf is the area between the body of water and the banks surrounding it. When planted, it can create a nice border around the water and add to both the function and beauty of the area.  Benefits: increased water quality increased health of habitat for fish and insects increased beautification of the area decreased algae decreased geese traffic How does it work? The aquatic plants that are installed in a littoral shelf serve as a buffer … 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