Seasonal Pond Tips

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Protect Essential Water Resources in Our Communities

March 23rd, 2020

In addition to serving as a space for peace and natural solitude in the face of coronavirus (COVID-19), our lakes, ponds and wetlands are an investment. One of the best ways to enjoy and protect these essential resources is by ensuring the progress you have made towards your freshwater goals is not reversed. Ongoing proactive […]

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Green Consulting Services: How to Naturally Manage Your Pond

March 12th, 2019

For homeowners or communities with waterbodies, the lake or pond is often the most tranquil facet of your property, and water quality is one of the most important aspects of a healthy ecosystem. If water quality is compromised, it often leads to unsightly conditions and an unbalanced aquatic ecosystem. Though herbicides and algaecides can be […]

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How Does Road Salt Affect the Environment?

February 4th, 2019

Written by Industry Expert Emily Mayer, Aquatic Biologist  Each winter season, municipalities stock up on salt to battle icy roads across the country. Every year during these harsh snow days, an estimated 22 million tons of de-icing salt is applied to major roads and highways throughout the U.S. As snow and ice melt, these road […]

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5 Questions to Ask When Setting Long-term Lake & Pond Management Goals

January 8th, 2019

Written by Industry Expert J. Wesley Allen, Environmental Scientist & Regional Leader Winter seems to be the time of year that we all think about goals. Whether it’s assessing how successful we were at achieving previously made goals or setting new milestones to achieve, the long cold nights seem to make us all reflect a […]

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Freezing Temps? A De-icer Can Help Protect Your Pond

January 2nd, 2019

Written by Industry Expert Joe Holz, International Sales Manager at Kasco Marine The winter season is here, but that doesn’t mean you can’t utilize and enjoy your waterbody. If you live in a region that experiences freezing temperatures, it’s worth considering a de-icer to help protect docks and fountain equipment, and keep water open for increased […]

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Ponder These Thoughts – Winter Lake and Pond Management Tips

December 13th, 2018

SOLitude Lake Management wants to be certain that your lake or pond is prepared for the coming year. With this in mind, we recommend that you consider the following during the winter months: Review your lake and pond budget and replacement reserve funds to ensure that funds are available for bathymetry to determine if and […]

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Winter Fountain Maintenance: Time for an Oil & Seals Change?

October 9th, 2018

Your floating fountain helps to maintain the balance of your pond or lake with constant aeration while providing a pleasing view throughout summer months. As we head into winter, now is the best time to consider scheduling critical maintenance and “TLC” for your fountain, such as an oil and seals maintenance service. This important fountain maintenance […]

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When Disaster Strikes: Design Your Fishery To Withstand Weather Events

September 24th, 2018

Written by Industry Expert Paul Dorsett, Fisheries Biologist I could hear his excitement when Mike called requesting a consultation on plans to build ponds and lakes on the ranch he intended to purchase. Upon arrival at the ranch to evaluate the potential for several 1- to 20-acre impoundments, and after consulting a topographic map, I […]

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Tips to Stay Safe Around Frozen Lakes & Ponds This Winter

January 4th, 2018

From fishing to hiking to skating, outdoor recreation doesn’t stop throughout the winter. Many of these activities take place on or around frozen lakes and ponds. Like any other time of year, it’s important to ensure proper safety steps are taken near the water. SOLitude Lake Management, an environmental firm that specializes in sustainable lake, […]

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Ponder These Thoughts – Fall Lake and Pond Management Tips

September 28th, 2017

 SOLitude Lake Management wants you to be prepared for the Autumn season and all of the wonderful cool weather it brings. With this in mind, we recommend you consider the following tips as you enjoy the colorful fall months on your lake or pond: • Fall is a good time to think about repairing and maintaining the areas around […]

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