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    Pond Management: Aquatics in Brief - Summer 2013

    by: Justin Phillips   |   Jul 08, 2013

    AquaticsInBrief Summer2013 coverSOLitude Lake Management's latest edition of our quarterly educational newsletter is now available online to provide you with ongoing lake, pond and fisheries management knowledge.

    Learn about effective methods for goose control, how to battle Phragmites, and ways to create excitement through recreational fishing. Meet our new Fisheries Biologist, Jeremy Haley, and learn how you can join us in being part of The SOLution through volunteer efforts. See what our staff is saying about LED lights for your floating fountain, and more, in our latest issue of Aquatics in Brief.

    Click here to read our Aquatics in Brief - Summer 2013 Issue

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    Topics: The SOLution, Pond Management Best Practices, Nuisance Wildlife Control, Aquatics in Brief Newsletters

    Advantages of Stormwater Inspections for Lakes and Ponds

    by: Justin Phillips   |   Jan 11, 2013

    advantages of stormwater inspectionsOwners of lakes or ponds, whether for residential or commercial purposes, can benefit from annual inspections performed by a reputable lake management company. Thorough inspections that look into water quality, pest control, and the health of the surrounding environment prove beneficial in maintaining the landscape surrounding any body of water in that they help the property owner determine the cost of future enhancements and treatments. Anticipation of problems like erosion, for example, allow for actions that could save money in the long run. Stormwater inspections especially help in identifying problems that, if left ignored, could damage the ecosystem.

    After a lengthy rain or hard storm, your first inclination may be to check your property for changes in the soil or debris that requires removal. Over time, rains can contribute to erosion and damage to beneficial vegetation that should be fixed before problems become too much to handle. If rains result in higher water levels than is normal for your property, there is the possibility an outflow device used to maintain balance is faulty and requires repair.

    Inspections of lakes and ponds after bad weather, or at regular intervals, will alert you to anomalies on your property. If your grounds are not mowed properly, for example, it could lead to problems with ground cover such as soil erosion and issues with vegetation growth. It's also important for your lake management team to check structures that control water release from your lake or pond to ensure that there is nothing clogging the system.

    A proactive approach to such inspections is the best way to determine improvements to your pond water. A stagnant body of water is likely to attract pests and pose damage to surrounding vegetation and aquatic life. After a storm, if nothing is done to clean the area you will find more challenges in restoring your lake to its true beauty.
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    Topics: Stormwater BMPs