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    Ponder These Thoughts – Summer Pond Management Tips

    by: SOLitude Lake Management   |   Jul 30, 2015

    Merrifields_Kids_Fishing_Keswick_VA_07.13_19_eSOLitude Lake Management wants your pond to be prepared for warm weather. With this in mind, we recommend that you consider the following during the summer months:

    • Warm summer weather seems to bring out the best and the worst in ponds. Although pond algae and aquatic weeds seem to be more abundant at this time of year, a year-round maintenance plan is the best way to ensure a healthy pond all year long.

    • Summer is the perfect time to think about pond aeration. The warmer water temperatures can be detrimental to the overall health of your pond. Increase oxygen, reduce stagnation and stratification, and prevent algae, mosquito breeding, fish kills and many other water quality problems with a properly sized aeration system.

    • Mosquitoes can ruin summer fun. Think about stocking your pond with juvenile bluegill, fathead minnows and other small fish that help to control mosquitos. This, along with beneficial buffer plants and proper aeration, can help eliminate a potentially big problem.

    • Remember to respect the natural vegetative buffer around the lake and never mow all the way to the water. Also, be sure to keep clippings and other debris out of the water as this adds nutrients and spurs algae growth.

    • Summer months = Good fishing! Make sure you maintain your fish habitat with good water quality and cover. Consult our experts if you have questions about proper maintenance of your fishery.

    • Plan a Labor Day fishing event in your community. Be sure your pond is stocked with easy-to-catch fish, like bluegill and largemouth bass, and have a fisheries biologist tag some fish to allow for special prizes.

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    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. Lake, pond and fisheries management services, consulting, and aquatic products are available nationwide. Learn more about SOLitude Lake Management and purchase products at www.solitudelakemanagement.com. 

    Topics: Seasonal Pond Tips, Aquatics in Brief Newsletters