Ponder These Thoughts: Spring Pond and Lake Management Tips
April 24th, 2014
SOLitude Lake Management wants your pond to be prepared for warm weather. With this in mind, we recommend that you consider the following during the spring months:
• Have your pond’s water quality tested. Find out early in the season if there is a imbalance or increased nutrient load in the water.
• Be patient if you notice spring pond algae or green water. Once your pond has established a balance, either naturally or with assistance from the SOLitude Lake Management Annual Management Program, algae will clear up.
• Ask us about stocking your pond or retention basin with minnows, for effective and natural mosquito control.
• Examine basin inlet(s) and outlet(s) to ensure devices are obstruction free and operational.
• If your pond’s vegetative buffer was not trimmed last fall, the spring is also a good time to remove dead vegetation from the buffer, setting the stage for healthy growth this year.
• Spring is also an ideal time of the year to enhance your pond or basin’s buffer with supplemental plantings. Flowering plants can be added to pepper in some color.
• Be sure your pond is stocked with easy to catch fish such as bluegill, largemouth bass and channel catfish and plan a successful summer fishing event in your community.
• Anglers, don’t be tempted to cast too close to the fountain! Your fishing line can get sucked up into the impellors and wrapped around the shaft causing failed seals and expensive repairs.
Since 1998, SOLitude Lake Management has been committed to providing full service lake and pond management services that improve water quality, preserve natural resources, and reduce our environmental footprint. Services are available throughout the Eastern United States. Fisheries management consulting and aquatic products are available nationwide. Learn more about SOLitude Lake Management and purchase products at www.solitudelakemanagement.com.
Contact the experts at 888-480-LAKE (5253) for all of your lake, pond and fisheries management needs.