Pond Maintenance 101

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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May 18, 2020

Blue-Green Algae

Blue-green algae blooms are microscopic bacteria that occur naturally on the surface. When the environment is just right, blue-green algae will thrive. Blue-green algae blooms can create toxins that may be harmful to humans, pets, livestock, wildlife, and fish. There are many types of algae that are harmless to the environment and people around it, […]

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