How to Prevent Pond and Lake Erosion

How to Prevent Pond and Lake Erosion

Shoreline erosion is a widespread concern in Florida. Unfortunately, beaches aren’t the only bodies of water susceptible to strain. Lakes and ponds throughout the state have suffered the consequences of shoreline erosion, which has many property owners wondering how to prevent and put a stop to it.   The Cause of Shoreline ... More

Are Turtles Bad for Your Pond?

Are Turtles Bad for Your Pond?

If you care about maintaining a healthy and aesthetically pleasing pond, you might be confused of how to handle the discovery that turtles have taken up space. Fortunately, turtles can have a pretty positive influence on your pond; here’s a look at some of the benefits they can provide.   Fish Regulation  Many pond owners ... More

Signs of an Unhealthy Pond

Signs of an Unhealthy Pond

Ponds are a big responsibility that require year-round attention. And if you want your body of water to look its best, you’ve got to make sure it feels its best. Fortunately, when your pond is feeling under the weather, it’ll let you know in a few different ways. Unfamiliar Smells A smelly pond isn’t just unpleasant; it’s unhealt... More

Are All Algae Bad?

Are All Algae Bad?

Looks are important when it comes to lakes, ponds, and other bodies of water—but safety always comes first. Fortunately, with our guide to algae growth, you don’t have to be a marine expert to understand what is and what isn’t harmful to the inhabitants and visitors in your waters. Understanding Harmful Algae Small amounts of algae ... More

Pond Maintenance Tips for Fall

4 Pond Maintenance Tips for Fall

Some say Floridians experience an endless summer that lacks any significant seasonal change. Indeed, while the leaves may fall, the Central Florida heat and humidity certainly does not drop at the end of the summer season. Instead, the summer heat just extends throughout the fall with continually hot and uncomfortable temperatures. Residents ... More

Tussock Removal Essential for Florida Waterways

Why Is Tussock Removal Essential for Florida Waterways?

When drifting across a natural Florida lake or pond, it’s not unlikely to encounter some massive amounts of emergent plants. You might think that these floating, forest-like growths are an annoying obstacle disrupting your recreation or you might even mistake them for an extension of the shoreline itself, but they’re an incredibly ... More

Why Lakes Contain Algae in Central Florida

Why Does My Lake Have so Much Algae?

In the unpredictable waters of Florida, too much of a good thing can quickly turn into something troubling. When it comes to algae, small amounts are almost essential to any body of water; however, when these blooms start to take over the surface of your lake, they can wreak havoc on the surrounding ecosystem. Therefore, it’s essential to ... More

Do Fountains Help Lakes?

Do Fountains Help Lakes?

You’ve probably come across at least a few lakes, ponds, or other bodies of water decorated with exceptional fountain displays, but have you ever wondered why these installations are so popular? Sure, they offer dramatic aesthetic appeal; however, fountains also provide added value in other ways that might not be as obvious at first ... More

What Are Submersed Plants

What Are Submersed Plants

Floating and emergent plants like water lilies and cattails are easy to spot, as they tend to be rooted in shallower areas and are visible above the surface of the water. But, submersed plants, plants that are primarily underwater, are not as noticeable. While Florida’s native submersed plants are beneficial to your lake or pond, non-native ... More

Seasonal Changes in Ponds and Lakes

Seasonal Changes in Ponds and Lakes

It’s something of a running joke that there are no seasons in Florida. But, don’t be mistaken—though spring, summer, and fall seem to run together with a slightly cooler winter, Florida’s climate does change throughout the year. Although you might not think the difference between the seasons is remarkable, the changes do effect the ... More