Seasonal Pond Tips


Ponder These Thoughts – Fall Lake Management Tips

September 29th, 2015

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 pond management tips as you enjoy the colorful fall months on your lake or pond: Schedule a Bathymetric and Sedimentation Study as well as […]

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Year-Round Pond Fountains

February 19th, 2015

Written by Greg Blackham, Aquatic Specialist Your pond fountain is one of the greatest assets to your pond and community. It provides an attractive display of water and lights year-round while also providing your pond with essential aeration and circulation. As you get further north where temperatures tend to be much lower in the winter […]

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Pond Aeration Tips and Maintenance Reminder for Fall and Winter

October 23rd, 2014

FALL/WINTER FOUNTAIN MAINTENANCE Routine maintenance is imperative for ensuring that your floating fountains operate properly, and helps to minimize the need for more expensive fountain repairs and replacement in the future. An “Oil & Seals Change” maintenance service should be part of the maintenance program for your floating fountain every two to three years, depending […]

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Winter Drawdown: Reducing Nuisance Aquatic Weeds

October 14th, 2014

By Industry Expert Kyle Finerfrock, Environmental Scientist Sometimes, in order to solve a persistent problem, you have to take a different approach to gain the results you are looking for. A lake or pond choked out with aquatic weeds can be an issue for the people living around or using the waterbody. The typical method […]

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Ponder These Thoughts – Pond Management Tips for Fall

October 1st, 2014

SOLitude Lake Management wants you to be prepared for the autumn season and all of the wonderful cool weather it brings. With this is mind, we recommend you consider the following tips as you enjoy the colorful fall months on your lake or pond: • The majority of ponds and lakes in the mid-Atlantic region […]

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How to Avoid a Devastating Fish Kill

August 15th, 2014

Written by Industry Expert, David Ellison, Aquatic Biologist  The last thing a pond owner, homeowner, or lake manager wants to find is dead fish in their lake or pond. Fish kills can be disturbing and stressful for all parties involved, and understanding how and why they occur will aid in preventing them. Fish kills can […]

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Early Prevention is Key to Pond Mosquito Control

May 16th, 2014

To drastically reduce the ideal environments for mosquitoes to breed and live we recommend the following ecologically sustainable, preventative, and proactive mosquito control measures to homeowners, landowners, homeowner’s associations, golf courses, and municipalities. “After the wet season that much of the East Coast has experienced this winter and early spring, homeowners and community managers need […]

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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 […]

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Winter Pond Safety From a Pond Management Expert

February 1st, 2014

Written by Gavin Ferris, Ecologist, SOLitude Lake Management My cousins, brother, and I watched the old Farmall tractor putter out onto the ice. When it stopped at the center of the farm pond, my uncle climbed down from the seat, walked around, and jumped up and down in a few places. He then struck the […]

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Important Pond Winterizing Tips For Proper Pond Management

December 3rd, 2013

Written by Industry Expert John Phelps, Environmental Scientist Winter weather can wreak havoc on the spring and summer beauty and function of a lake, pond, or water feature. In fact, proper winterizing procedures are one of the best things you can do for a clear and healthy lake or pond next season. A few key […]

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