When Should I Dredge My Pond?

When Should I Dredge My Pond?

Whether you’ve recently purchased property with a pond or picked up some knowledge after owning some for a decent amount of time, you’ve certainly heard some talk about dredging — but might not know exactly what it means for you. Just like any other major pond renovation, dredging is a serious investment that owners shouldn’t decide ... More

What to Expect from a Lake Consultation

What to Expect from a Lake Consultation

For property owners with a lake on their land, there eventually comes a time when they’ll need to consider getting a checkup. Whether you’re new to owning a lake, are having problems with your longstanding one, or just want to see if everything is running smoothly under the surface, here’s everything to expect from your first lake ... More

What Is a Littoral Zone?

While the exact definition of a littoral zone may change from body of water to body of water, it’s generally described as the shallow area near the shore. As an ideal region for plant growth and wildlife habitation, this area within lakes, ponds, and other aquatic environments is crucial to overall water health. Here’s everything you need ... More

Florida’s Top Invasive Plant Species

Florida’s Top Invasive Plant Species

Aquatic plants are essential for the sustenance of lakes, ponds, and similar aquatic areas in Florida. However, there are foreign plant species that pose a threat to both public and private aquatic areas throughout the state.   Invasive plant species can crowd out native plants, reduce biodiversity, disturb nutrient balance, and ... More

4 Benefits of a Clean Waterfront

4 Benefits of a Clean Waterfront

When you take a look at your lake or pond, what are the changes you want to see most? Do you wish for and abundance of fish, beautiful aquatic plants, quick water entry, or an overall aesthetic improvement? While dedicating time to just one of those features can improve the perceived and actual value of your property, there are even more ... More

4 Things That Can Throw Your Pond off Balance

4 Things That Can Throw Your Pond off Balance

Unlike swimming pools and hot tubs, ponds have aquatic life to support around the clock throughout the year. Therefore, maintaining a healthy pond requires a balance of internal and external care. While chemicals found in fertilizers and other outdoor products can disturb water quality through runoff and leaks, there are quite a few trouble... More

Ways to Reduce Water Pollution

Ways to Reduce Water Pollution

When you hear the phrase “water pollution,” you probably think of plastic waste or other common types of litter. Plastic waste is in fact a great threat, but the biggest pollutants to lakes and ponds don’t always come in the form of straws, bottle caps, and food wrappers. To fully protect your body of water, check out some of the ... More

Effects of High Phosphate Levels in Water

Effects of High Phosphate Levels in Water

Phosphates are compound forms of phosphorus, a vital element that supplies healthy nutrients to aquatic plants, fish, and other forms of life. While it’s absolutely essential to upholding the ecosystems in lakes and ponds, phosphorus levels of even the slightest imbalance will throw things out of order. In particular, high levels of ... More

Can I Swim in My Lake?

Can I Swim in My Lake?

Decades ago, both children and adults would dive into nearby lakes without thinking twice. Unfortunately, the lakes of today are at significant risk of carrying harmful water pollutants, toxic algae, and a number of hazardous bacteria which make swimming a serious decision. When wondering whether your lake is safe to swim, check for these ... More

Spotting and Avoiding Harmful Algal Blooms

Spotting and Avoiding Harmful Algal Blooms

Algae is incredibly common in just about every body of water, which is why it can be hard to distinguish the good from the bad. But because a few clumps of algae can quickly turn into harmful algal blooms (HABs), it’s imperative that you know how to tell the difference.   Identifying Algal Blooms  You should never try to ... More