Pond Maintenance 101

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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August 30, 2021

Coontail Pond Weed

Coontail is a common native freshwater plant that stays completely submersed and is more commonly found earlier on in the pond treatment season. Coontail is one of the only pants that can pollinate completely under water. This plant is free floating, but the leaf structure will modify to allow the plant to attach to the […]

Pond Maintenance 101
June 14, 2021

Mosquito Prevention With Pond Maintenance

Shallow waters can easily become a breeding ground for mosquitoes in the summertime. Having  your pond maintained and keeping it clean can help lower the mosquito population. Make sure you do the following: Have a fish population present in the pond. They like to feed on mosquitoes and their eggs/larvae, and can make a huge […]

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April 29, 2021

Spring Pond Weed Treatments

Sunlight + water…that’s all you need for anything to grow! You may be seeing weed growth in and around the pond, but that does not mean it is time to spray. There are several factors that must be met before having a successful pond weed treatment. Without the appropriate air temperature, water temperature, or weather […]

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December 14, 2020

Winter Pond-scaping

  Though pond maintenance practically comes to a halt due to winter’s cold temperatures in the Midwest, this time of year is perfect to do some sprucing up! One of the best times to remove small brush and shrubs from around your pond is during the winter. The lack of leaves and branches allow for […]

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November 16, 2020

Winter Weeds & Algae

Winter temperatures mean that nothing will grow in your pond, right? Wrong! Even in winter, algae and weeds are capable of growing in your pond. Maintaining your pond throughout the winter allows for better control over growth that will appear in the spring. Since our season wraps up at the end of October, this blog […]

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September 14, 2020

Leeches

While there is no product that directly eliminates leeches, there are a few tricks that may just help reduce their numbers in your pond or lake. A large leech population can indicate a low fish population. Leeches are almost a given in every pond, and a healthy fish population helps with leech control. One thing […]

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August 17, 2020

Water Lilies, Spadderdock, Lotus, & Water Shield

Before your pond is treated, it is always crucial for us to correctly identify the growth. Many different pond weeds can resemble one another and might need a different approach for a successful treatment. Spadderdock, water lilies, lotus, and water shield are similar in appearance and are often confused with one another. Water lilies and […]

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