Seasonal Pond Tips

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Ponder These Thoughts – Fall Management Tips

November 1st, 2016

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 […]

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Ponder These Thoughts – Spring Pond Management Tips

April 8th, 2016

SOLitude Lake Management wants your lake or pond to be prepared for warm weather. With this in mind, we recommend that you consider the following during the spring months: • Have your lake or pond’s water quality professionally tested. Find out early in the season if there is an imbalance or increased nutrient load in the […]

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Winter Safety Tips From a Pond Management Expert

February 12th, 2016

Written by Industry Expert, Gavin Ferris, Ecologist  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 ice several […]

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Ponder These Thoughts: Winter Pond and Lake Management Tips

January 12th, 2016

SOLitude Lake Management wants to be certain that your lake or pond is prepared for 2016. With this in mind, we recommend that you consider the following during the winter months: Review your lake/pond budget and Replacement Reserve funds to ensure that funds are available for bathymetry to determine if and when you will have […]

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The Benefits of Winter Lake and Pond Aeration

November 17th, 2015

Written by Industry Expert, Jason Luce, Lake Management Scientist, Fisheries & Wildlife Scientist and Certified Lake Manager Aerating lakes and ponds as a management tool began as early as the 1950s and was initially used during the winter months to reduce the probability of a fish kill. Later in the 1960s, the idea of aerating […]

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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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Ponder These Thoughts | Properly Manage Your Pond This Summer

July 30th, 2015

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 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 […]

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Ponder These Thoughts: How To Manage Your Pond This Spring

March 31st, 2015

SOLitude Lake Management wants your lake or stormwater pond to be pre­pared for warm weather. With this in mind, we recommend that you consider the following during the spring months: Have your lake or stormwater pond’s water quality professionally tested. Find out early in the season if there is an imbalance in the water so you […]

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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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Ponder These Thoughts – Winter Pond Management Tips

January 13th, 2015

SOLitude Lake Management wants to be certain that your pond is prepared for 2015. With this in mind, we recommend that you consider the following during the winter months:•Review your lake/pond budget and Replacement Reserve funds to ensure that funds are available for bathymetry to determine if and when you will have a need for […]

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