Pond Maintenance 101

September 12, 2022

Islands

Does your pond have an island? Islands add a whimsical, interesting, and inviting look to your pond. They are a fun feature to your property, but they can bring challenges to pond owners! It can be hard to access some islands. Pond weeds, and sometimes algae and other growth like sponges, love to grow around […]

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August 15, 2022

Swans & Geese

Geese can be okay in small numbers, but they can quickly turn any pond into a mess! They leave droppings everywhere, build nests near the pond or lake and become aggressive, and bring in intrusive plants and organisms – even leeches! They are not typically welcomed guests at a pond for these reasons. If you […]

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July 27, 2022

Is it live or dead growth?

A pond has everything necessary to support algae and weed growth: plenty of water, sunlight, and nutrients. Some ponds offer more sunlight and nutrients than other ponds, causing the fight against them to be difficult. Just because there is something in the pond doesn’t necessarily mean it is live growth! The best indicator of this […]

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June 16, 2022

Where Does the Muck Go?

Muck accumulation can snowball into a variety of other problems, which is why treatment is an important component to pond maintenance. When you sign up for muck service, what happens to the muck after we apply the product?   Our Muck Doctor is comprised of bacillus bacteria. Bacillus bacteria can be naturally found in pond […]

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May 16, 2022

Retention Ponds

The differences between retention ponds and personal ponds are important in understanding how to manage them. Often a home owner in a homeowner’s association will falsely believe that their property is located on a pond. However, truth be told, they are actually living on a retention pond or retention basin. There is one major difference […]

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February 14, 2022

NEW SERVICE! Water Testing with Pond Champs

To some, a pond might just be a pond, but in reality water quality is very subjective to surrounding environmental influences. Some of these factors can make for unsafe conditions for using the pond as a potable water source, irrigation, or for activities like swimming or fishing. Some things that may look out of the […]

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November 24, 2021

Pond Dyes

Why do we love pond dye? Many think it’s just for aesthetics, but it has more purpose than that! Pond dye can help improve your pond water’s quality and clarity. When you decide to forgo pond dye, this not only unlocks the door for weeds & algae, but opens the door wide open for them […]

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September 30, 2021

Things to Consider for a Successful Pond

There are many components of a pond that ultimately determine the struggles – and successes – that your pond can face, especially when it comes to treatment. A few of these factors generally include: Pond slope – The faster the drop off, the better the pond weed control and algae control will be. There is […]

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