How to Keep Geese Away for Good!
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. You may have tried everything to keep them off your lawn…Read More
LAKEMAID Lake Weed and Muck Removal Machine
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.…Read More
Using Nutrient Reducers to help slow down algae growth.
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…Read More
Using a fountain in your pond to keep water clear and lively
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…Read More
Toxic Algae: What it is and how to prevent it
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…Read More
Steps to Prevent Mid-Summer Algae Blooms
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…Read More
How to Keep Mosquitoes, Ticks, and Other Pest Away This Summer
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…Read More
7 Spring Backyard Cleanup Tips
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…Read More
How to Prevent Weed and Algae Takeover
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…Read More
Do you have a Geese Problem?
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…Read More
When Should I Dye My Pond?
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…Read More
Is your pond ready for Spring?
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…Read More
Pond Ice Rinks: A Great Way to Enjoy your Pond All Year Long!
It can be a sad time of year when we have to hang up the hat on our summer pond time. But that doesn’t mean that all of your good-time pond-time has to end. It’s easy to turn those hours of summer enjoyment into winter fun with a pond ice rink. If you turned off…Read More
String Algae Control is Vital to the Health of your Pond
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…Read More
Pond Dredging is a Last Resort — Try Weed Control and Management First
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…Read More
Understanding the Seaweed in Ponds and Lakes
When you think of the word “seaweed” do many different images come to mind? Do you think of exotic Japanese fare or underwater plants that brush your feet as you swim in a natural body of water? Perhaps you think of the giant goop-covered green guy from the old movies-hard to imagine controlling seaweed in…Read More
Widgeon Grass Control — Easily Kill Widgeon Grass in Your Pond or Lake
Belonging to the category of submerged weeds, Widgeon grass (Ruppia maritima) is also known by its common names ditch-grass and Tassel pondweed. This aquatic plant is also categorized as a seagrass as it has the unique ability of being able to survive in both fresh and saltwater environments (Please note that the widget grass control…Read More
Elodea Control: Recognizing and Treating the Aquatic Plant Elodea
Also known as American or Canadian Waterweed or Pondweed, Elodea is a popular aquarium plant native to North America. Elodea’s dark green oval-shaped leaves grow in whorls of three around a central stem. The flowers of Elodea have three white petals with a waxy coating that make them float, and the flower is the only…Read More
Lily Pad Control: Removing Lily Pads from a Pond
Many people refer to the Water Lily, either the native or introduced varieties, as lily pads but that is simply the emergent part of the plant or part of the plant we can see above the water. The entire plant is much more complicated and includes a sophisticated root system which serves as one of…Read More
Aquatic Weed Treatment From Lake Restoration Begins on Lake Minnewaska
Recently Lake Restoration was brought in by the Minnewaska Lake Association (MLA) to treat a serious infestation of Eurasian Watermilfoil. The first aquatic weed treatment covered 15 acres of the nearly 130 of acres that are infested with the invasive plant. These acres exist in 6 pockets across the lake’s total 7,100 acres. The goal…Read More