Tag Archives: Northeast Indiana

June 6, 2024

Tips for Pond Owners With Service

Pond management requires all hands on deck! Here are some tips for being a pond owner and making the most out of your services. When fertilizing your yard, be careful with how close you get to the water! Fertilizers can have the same effect in your pond and spark all sorts of unwanted growth if […]

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April 15, 2024

Service Dates & Pond Restrictions

How will you know we serviced your pond or whether there are any pond restrictions? Treatments are every 14-18 days*. If you have already signed up, the first visit to your pond will be at some point within this timeframe. Your treatment date is determined by the routes that are created and where your pond […]

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March 14, 2024

Spring = Green!

Spring is just around the corner! With the warm weather we have been having, we have had many reports of all sorts of pond growth already this year! A pond has everything necessary to support algae growth: plenty of water, sunlight, and nutrients. Though growth can appear year-round, algaecides are not appropriate to use in […]

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January 26, 2024

Choosing a Fountain or Aerator

You have decided to add a water feature to your pond…what next? How do you know which unit works best for your situation? How do you decide what model to go with? There are key differences to note between fountains and aerators. These differences can help you narrow down your personal preference and our staff […]

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June 12, 2023

Hydrodictyon Algae

Hydrodictyon algae, also known as “water net”, is a type of algae that we don’t often see around our Northeast Indiana region. If you look closely, you can clearly see where the nickname “water net” comes from. The structure of this slimey algae looks very much like a net and typically blooms in the late […]

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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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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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