Brazilian Water Milfoil: A New Threat to Wisconsin Waters

While acquiring exotic plants is a pleasing pursuit, when these plants leave a contained area and enter into the wild, big problems can arise. In this case, the plant newly causing troubles in the state of Wisconsin is Brazilian Water Milfoil also referred to as Parrotfeather. Recently the plant was found by the Wisconsin Department…

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Phragmites Removal Will Diversify Your Shoreline and the Ecosystem

There has been considerable debate about whether Phragmites are native to North America or if they should be considered an invasive species. Until recently they were thought to be a non-native invasive species. Regardless of their classification, experts agree that the dense mats these emergent plants form provide little to no value to wildlife and…

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How to Get Rid of Cattails in a Pond or Lake

You may have noticed that toward the end of the summer the cattails you’ve been ignoring are reaching maturity and taking over your lake or pond. Perhaps your attempt to cut them back earlier in the year has backfired and now you’ve actually got more of them than if you had just left them alone.…

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Killing Floating Pond Weeds; A Step Towards A Healthy Pond

Improving the health of your pond or lake can often be a multi-step process. If your goal is killing floating pond weeds you might have to look a little deeper into your pond’s overall health. Simply removing weeds like duckweed, watermeal, water hyacinth or water lettuce is just one part of the process. First make…

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Scratch-Splash-Scratch … Got an Itch? It could be “Swimmer’s Itch”

As the summer temperature heats up, who doesn’t want to take a dip in the lake and cool off? Swimmer’s itch is an itchy rash caused by certain parasites that normally live in freshwater snails and sometimes can even be found on waterfowl. While you are swimming, these parasites might burrow into your skin, causing…

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Toxic Algae vs. Harmless Algae

Algae can appear in different forms and different colors. Is your algae safe, or is it toxic? There is no way to just look at an algae bloom and tell if it is toxic. Green Algae can be picked up when a stick test is done. If you poke a stick into the algae and…

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Algal Blooms in Lakes and How to Control Them

During the dog-days of summer, conditions are just right to cause blue-green algae to grow very quickly, resulting in algal blooms in lakes. These blooms can create a noxious smell, discolored water and can even sometimes kill fish, which die when unable to get enough oxygen from the algae-dominated water. Combine this in some cases…

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Pond and Lake Weed Rake Product Line Expanded by Lake Restoration

We are expanding our line of pond and lake weed rakes to include new rake tools, rake and weed control kit bundles, and new options for our patented LAKEMAID® lake weed removal machine. New to the lake and pond weed rake product line this year are several hand held rakes: Aquatic Weed Eradicator The Midwest…

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Goose Deterrent D-Fence Keeps Waterfront Properties Goose-Free

Due to abundant habitat, high reproductive rate, a long life-span as well as low mortality due to minimal predation and hunting we have seen a dramatic increase in the population of geese around residential and lake home areas. As much as some people love to see these proud birds return as a sign of fairer…

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5 Simple Steps to a Healthy Pond

With five simple steps and our PONDRestore® Ultra kit, you will be on your way to a beautiful, clear and healthy pond! We have combined together these five products to provide your pond relief from weeds and algae. This all-in-one complete kit is the answer you need for complete pond weed control and management. Step…

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How to Get Rid of Algae in a Fountain or Water Feature

Every year people wonder about how to get rid of annoying, unsightly and unhealthy algae in their fountains and water features. They’ve put time, money, and effort in with the goal of enjoying the beauty of their yard and instead end up frustrated, with green goop floating across their best-laid plans. What was supposed to…

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Lake and Pond Weed Removal Tools: An Overview

With summer arriving let Lake Restoration help you keep your lake healthy and beautiful with our pond and lake weed removal tools, We’ll help find the best option for you. Here are several options for your pond and lake weed removal needs. Our LAKEMAID® is a mechanical lake rake weed removal system that drags weed-removing…

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Wisconsin Aquatic Weed Control and Management in Ponds and Lakes

Below are some descriptions of and solutions for Wisconsin aquatic weed control issues. Purple Loosestrife Purple loosestrife is a nuisance exotic weed that is extremely invasive in Wisconsin’s wetlands as it displaces native wetland vegetation and degrades wildlife habitat. And as native vegetation is displaced, rare plants are often the first species to disappear. This…

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Water Garden Maintenance Packages Introduced by Lake Restoration

Lake Restoration has introduced Water Garden and Water Feature Maintenance Packages, a complete combination of products to enhance the health and appearance of your garden pond. The new packages will take the guess work out of reducing the nutrients in water gardens or water features and will help get the algae growth under control! The…

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Minnesota Aquatic Weed Control in Ponds and Lakes

Here are some examples of aquatic weeds and how to control them in any of Minnesota’s 11,842 lakes, 6,564 natural rivers and streams and over 10 million acres of wetlands. Curlyleaf Pondweed Curlyleaf pondweed also known as Curly cabbage or crisp pondweed is a plant native to Africa, Australia, and Eurasia and was introduced in…

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Indiana Aquatic Weed Control and Pond Management

Invasive aquatic plant species in Indiana’s waterways are a source of biological pollution that threaten the ecology of the states’ water resources. These resources are at risk when nuisance exotic plant species invade these ecosystems. Below is a guideline for approaching Indiana aquatic weed control along with a list of the more common aquatic weeds…

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Lake Restoration Introduces Mizzen™, a Copper-Based Algaecide

We are proud to introduce a new pond algaecide, a product called Mizzen™. Mizzen is a copper-based algaecide that is is designed for pond and weed control usage, including both planktonic and filamentous algae. Algae actively grows from spring into autumn, and as summer temperatures climb, algae growth can be overwhelming without assistance. Our Mizzen™…

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Hydrilla Killer: How to Effectively Kill Hydrilla

Hydrilla is a submerged plant commonly found in ponds and lakes throughout the United States. The plant is an invasive species that originated in Southeast Asia and, once it becomes established, quickly grows over other plants species in its area and starts to harm fish and wildlife. Hydrilla can grow up to one inch per…

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The LAKEMAID® – A Better Mechanical Weed Cutter

Do you have a weed problem around your dock but don’t want to (or can’t) use chemicals? We have the perfect solution for you! The LakeMaid is the ultimate automatic weed removal system. It consists of a long floating arm propelled by a submerged pump that drags weed-removing rakes across the lake bottom. This repetitive…

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