Pond Predators

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When managing a pond, it is important to be aware of the many residents that will call it home. Birds, fish, amphibians, and rodents will flock to a well-kept pond. There will also be predators playing their part in the pond’s balanced ecosystem. You should make sure to monitor them and decide if you need…

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Essential Pond Care and Management Tips

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Backyard ponds can be a great source of beauty and enjoyment for many homeowners. Having a pond in your backyard often adds a feeling of tranquility to your property. However, ponds can quickly fall into poor health and degradation if not maintained. Proper upkeep and pond management requires a commitment from a well-informed pond owner.…

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Prepare Your Pond for the Fall and Winter Months

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It is a great idea to start winterizing your pond once the fall weather comes and the pond’s water temperature begins to approach 60 degrees Fahrenheit. The first step is reducing debris and other organic matter. Any organic material in your pond will decay during the winter and deplete the water of oxygen. Leaves, sticks,…

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Preserving Lakes

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By Kevin Kretsch, President, Lake Restoration Inc. This article originally appeared in Lake Management Magazine   Managing the water quality of lakes can be a challenging job once invasive aquatic plants gain a foothold. But there are a variety of safe, cost-effective products and services on the market today that can help communities to preserve…

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Aquatic Pesticides Water Use Restrictions

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The table below details what to expect for water use restrictions after applying common aquatic pesticides. Always consult the product label of the pesticide you are using for this information. Product Name Swimming Drinking Water Domestic Use Fish Consumption Irrigation – Food Crop Irrigation -Turf/Ornamental Livestock Watering                …

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How to Keep Geese Out of Your Yard

The Most Effective Way to Keep Geese Out of Your Yard Geese can cause a significant mess in your yard. They are coming to your lakefront or pond because you are close to a body of water, making it a convenient spot for them to be, since they can be close to a food source.…

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LAKEMAID Lake Weed and Muck Removal Machine

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Did you know there is a way to remove unwanted lake weeds and muck in as little as 24 hours? You can do this with help from the LAKEMAID® lake weed and muck removal system from Lake Restoration! You won’t have to strain yourself by removing weeds by raking them with a traditional lake rake.…

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Using Nutrient Reducers to help slow down algae growth.

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If you are like most people with a pond, you may be in a constant battle with algae and pond weed growth during the warmer months of the year. This is because aquatic plants thrive in warm weather and the conditions that it brings to your pond. Lack of water movement can create a buildup…

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Using a fountain in your pond to keep water clear and lively

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Have you ever looked at your pond or water feature and noticed that it looks a little… lifeless? You may even notice a foul smell coming from your pond. You are treating for weeds and algae, but you’re wondering if there is something else you can use to keep your pond healthy. Poor pond health…

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Toxic Algae: What it is and how to prevent it

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In peak algae season all over the country, it is not uncommon for bodies of water to have at least a little bit of algae on them. High temperatures are perfect growing weather for algae. Algae is a normal part of a water ecosystem, but when algae overgrows rapidly, it can become dangerous. Toxic algae…

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Steps to Prevent Mid-Summer Algae Blooms

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As the temperatures rise around the country this time of year, you may find that your pond is looking more green than usual. This is because warm temperatures, along with organic matter and excess nutrients in the water can create the perfect environment for very rapid algae growth. To keep a clear pond, especially at…

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How to Keep Mosquitoes, Ticks, and Other Pest Away This Summer

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If you haven’t heard the news, ticks have been a major problem this year. Experts are saying the increase in tick population is due to the larger population of white footed mice that carry Lyme disease. The warmer weather and earlier heat up has helped mosquitoes breed and thrive this year as well. If you…

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7 Spring Backyard Cleanup Tips

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Spring cleaning can be a dreaded task, especially after a few months of neglecting your outdoor areas and spaces. Now that spring has sprung, take a walk around your yard, garden, and patio areas to assess what you’ll need to get done before summer hits. Get a jump on the project so when the weather…

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How to Prevent Weed and Algae Takeover

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Now that spring has arrived, it’s time to start gearing up to make sure your pond stays weed and algae free all season long! Pesky weeds and algae can make your pond unsightly, and they can take the fun out of having a water feature as part of your landscape. Lake Restoration has been in…

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Do you have a Geese Problem?

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Have geese made their way back to your lawn? Keep the geese out. Protect your shoreline while allowing easy dock access. Or, protect an entire pond by enclosing the perimeter. Geese prefer easy access to grass and need to drink water about every 30 minutes. Enjoy walking bare foot on your lawn again. The Goose…

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When Should I Dye My Pond?

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Due to uncontrollable geographic properties, a pond’s water may become dull, cloudy, or a dirty brown. A great way to reconcile this and enhance the beauty of your pond is to use special dyes designed for ponds. Pond dyes can be applied at any time. They are not chemicals and will not kill the weeds…

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Is your pond ready for Spring?

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The birds are chirping, the snow is finally melting and the temperatures are rising. Your pond is starting to wake up because spring is finally here! Do you need to clean your pond out? The best time for pond management is in the spring time before the water temperature creeps above 55°F. In April the…

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String Algae Control is Vital to the Health of your Pond

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Spirogyra, a.k.a. string algae, is an aquatic plant comprised of cylindrical cells that form long, thin, green filaments that can look like hair floating in the water of your lake, pond, or water feature. It is quite common to find this algae in fresh water and it tends to grow in large, slimy masses. In…

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Pond Dredging is a Last Resort — Try Weed Control and Management First

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Pond dredging is complicated and expensive. Clearing a small pond can cost several thousand dollars while a larger one could cost you over $10,000. Hard to believe? Here are some things to consider in the cost: rental of the machinery, the necessary expert contractor to operate it, and the planning and costs of weed and…

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