Algae and Weed Control and How We Make It Safe

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How to Effectively and Safely Control Pond Weeds and Algae

Algae and weeds are normal sights in aquatic ecosystems and thrive in environments rich in nutrients, sunlight, and warm temperatures. In balanced levels, they play an essential role in the food chain by providing food and refuge for wildlife, producing healthy dissolved oxygen, and absorbing nutrients like phosphorus. However, if this delicate balance is disrupted, algae and weeds could quickly become a nuisance and safety risk by interfering with recreation, clogging stormwater equipment, or releasing harmful toxins.

Lakes and ponds are sensitive ecosystems prone to imbalances when exposed to external pollutants from weather, urban development, recreation, landscaping, and agriculture. These environmental factors and human activities can introduce unnatural levels of nutrients into the water, creating conditions that are hospitable to nuisance growth.

Controlling Pond Algae and Weeds with EPA-Registered Products

Proactive water quality management solutions are the recommended way to help avoid algae and weeds, but when waterbodies are left unmanaged, reactive applications of algaecides or herbicides are often the best solution to help quickly restore balance. We understand how essential it is to protect our lakes and ponds. That’s why SOLitude only uses EPA-registered products that are carefully designed to target nuisance plants and algae with minimal risk to native vegetation and wildlife. We have access to many well-researched, professional-grade products that are not available to the general public.

How We Make Algae and Weed Application Safe

Our experienced technicians undergo rigorous training on safe application methods and the use of precise product dosages. They must pass an examination to obtain a license for product application and these requirements can vary by state. When applied by a certified applicator according to guidelines set forth by the EPA, aquatic herbicides and algaecides are considered extremely low risk for the ecosystem, wildlife, and humans. 

We are dedicated to using the highest quality products and advancing our industry through technological research and innovation. Collaborating with industry-leading manufacturers allows us to test newer, more eco-friendly products and support the continual development of sustainable, long-lasting solutions.

Additionally, SOLitude is well-versed in permitting and regulatory compliance. This includes notifying communities and the public about applications. Clear communication with the public helps prevent liabilities and signals when water activities can safely resume

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Get Ahead of Algae and Weed Growth with Proactive Solutions

Herbicides and algaecides are excellent tools to safely and rapidly eliminate nuisance growth; however, they should not be depended on for extended periods. After successfully controlling algae and weed outbreaks, we encourage clients to implement proactive and sustainable measures that deter the reoccurrence of algae and weeds. These may include nutrient remediation tools, fountains and aerators, beneficial bacteria, vegetative buffer plantings, and shoreline restoration. Ongoing water quality testing and visual surveys can help professionals identify potential nutrient imbalances before nuisance algae and weeds appear.

Exploring All-Natural Lake Management Solutions

For those interested in all-natural management, SOLitude offers several solutions to target nuisance growth and enhance water quality, including some that are organic. An aquatic expert can help you evaluate your options and determine the most suitable approach based on your goals and budget. 

Responsible lake management goes beyond controlling a problem; it requires a comprehensive understanding of aquatic ecosystems, innovative solutions, and an unwavering commitment to safety and sustainability. SOLitude strives to incorporate as many solutions as possible to achieve your goals and maintain a balanced, beautiful ecosystem that brings you happiness, not stress.

Contact Us for Safe Algae and Weed Control

Call us at 888-480-5253 or complete the form below to connect with an aquatic management expert.

SOLitude Lake Management is a nationwide environmental firm committed to providing sustainable solutions that improve water quality, enhance beauty and preserve natural resources.

SOLitude’s team of aquatic scientists specializes in the development and execution of customized lake, stormwater pond, wetland and fisheries management programs. Services include water quality testing and restoration, algae and aquatic weed control, installation and maintenance of fountains and aeration systems, shoreline erosion control, muck and sediment removal and invasive species management. SOLitude partners with homeowners associations, golf courses, private landowners, businesses and municipalities. SOLitude Lake Management is part of Rentokil, a leading business services company, operating across the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico.

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